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and kwéyòl. Shorty's 1974 ''Endless Vibrations'' and ''Soul of Calypso'' brought soca to its peak of international fame. # Steelband-Soca: Steel Pans are types of drum often used in Soca and Calypso music; it became so popular that it became its own musical genre—Steelband. The steel pans are hand-made, bowl-like, metal drums that are crafted so that different sections of the drum produce different notes when struck. Steelbands are groups of musicians who play songs entirely on steel drums. There are many different types of steel pans, each with its own unique set of pitches. #Bouyon Soca is a style of Soca music from Dominica. It uses more prominent elements of bouyon music. #Rockso: a futuristic-sounding, North America- and Trinidad-based 'mutant' style of calypso. It recontextualizes elements of calypso instrumentation, with a heavy focus on a wide range of lyrical 'flows' (delivery) and topics, various song structures, bass-heavy drum patterns, quirky sound effects, and an urban music sensibility. Unlike soca, its exponents gear it less for seasonal competition and more for general, year-round play, while promoting such calypso standbys as 'extempo' (lyrical freestyling). After France fell to the Nazis in 1940, Vichy French naval troops were blockaded on Martinique. Forced to remain on the island, French soldiers became "authentic racists." WikiPedia:Dominica Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominica commons:Dominica

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smallholdings. Meanwhile, French families and others from Guadeloupe settled in the north. In 1727, the first French commander, M. Le Grand, took charge of the island with a basic French government; Dominica formally became a colony of France, and the island was divided into districts or "quarters". WikiPedia:Dominica Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominica commons:Dominica

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like—completely covered with mountains with nary a flat spot." It was recognised as a World Heritage Site on 4 April 1995, a distinction

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west of the island of Dominica. There are two primary population centres: Roseau (with 14,725 inhabitants in 2011) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth, Dominica) (with 4,167 inhabitants in 2011). Dominica, known as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system; the most mountainous of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling

the French islands of Guadeloupe (to the north) and Martinique (to the south). Its coordinates are 15 25 N, 61 20 W. It is known as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which is protected by an extensive natural park system. It is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean with a population of people mainly from African descent. Almost all Dominicans are descendants of African slave (Slavery)s brought

. It is often known as '''"The Nature Island of the Caribbean"''' due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system. The most mountainous island of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest thermally active lake in the world. Understand Climate Tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall. Flash floods are a constant threat

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of the diverse traditional African, Caribbean, and other instrumentals is what produced the French hip-hop and made it distinct. It does not necessarily represent the French inside France, but rather the minority within France that has its own origins and African connection. The majority of the most influential rappers are from African and Caribbean origins like MC Solaar, Passi, Lady Laistee, Hamed Daye and many more. Also the immigrants in the French community are not separated like some

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November 2011 '''Henry Wilcoxon''' (September 8, 1905 – March 6, 1984) was an actor born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, and best known as a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMille's (Cecil B. DeMille) films, also serving as DeMille's associate producer on his later films. Biography Henry Wilcoxon was born '''Harry Frederick Wilcoxon''' on September 8, 1905 in Roseau, Dominica. His father was Robert

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it shares with four other Caribbean islands. St. Lucia (Pitons) (2004), Saint Kitts (Brimstone Hill) (1999), Hispaniola (Dominican Republic 1990 Haiti 1982 ) and Cuba (multiple) thumb left Calibishie (File:Calibishie Beach (Dominica).jpg) beach landscape The Commonwealth of Dominica is engaged in a long-running dispute with Venezuela over Venezuela's territorial claims to the sea surrounding Isla Aves (literally Bird Island, but in fact called Bird Rock


'''Dominica''' ( . The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 72,301 at the 2014 Census. The capital is Roseau which is located on the leeward side of the island.

Dominica was first discovered by the Spanish, then colonized by the French and British before finally obtaining independence in 1978. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" P.C. Evans & L. Honeychurch - Dominica: Nature Island of the Caribbean. Hansib (1989) for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal (Geothermal (geology))-volcanic (volcano) activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The island has 365 rivers. The Sisserou parrot (imperial amazon) (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird. It is featured on the national flag (Flag of Dominica). Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on tourism and agriculture.

Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday (''dies Dominica'' in Latin), 3 November 1493. In the hundred years after Columbus's landing, Dominica remained isolated. At the time it was inhabited by the Island Caribs, or Kalinago people, and over time more settled there after being driven from surrounding islands, as European powers entered the region. The people of Spain left the island due to isolation and the fierce Island Carib warriors that inhabited the island at the moment. France had a colony for several years, importing African slaves to work on its plantations. In this period, the Antillean Creole language developed. France formally ceded possession of Dominica to Great Britain in 1763. Great Britain established a small colony on the island in 1805.

Britain abolished (Slavery Abolition Act 1833) slavery throughout the British Empire in 1834. By 1838, Dominica became the first British Caribbean colony to have a legislature controlled by an ethnic African majority. In 1896, the United Kingdom took governmental control of Dominica, turning it into a Crown colony. Half a century later, from 1958 to 1962, Dominica became a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation. On 3 November 1978, Dominica became an independent nation.

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