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'' its ham radio, slo-scan TV, and radiation monitoring equipment. Equipment was provided with assistance from Solar Electronics, now SE International, inc. Plenty put Native American (Native Americans in the United States) FM (FM broadcasting) stations on the air, and pioneered amateur-band television and radio to keep its remote outposts of volunteers connected. Origins The Foundations drew much interest and intrigue
of Newtown before Castle Comfort look for sign on road phone tollfree fax hours 8am - 12am price content Eat and drink local food and rum at this waterside local-style bar. Try fried plantains, codfish and bakes, fried fish and tamarind balls under the coconut trees with BlackBoy's choice of reggae music. Drink Freshly squeezed grapefruit is ubiquitous and is perfect with every meal. Coconut water is cheap and readily available by the side of the road. Another local specialty
in 1978. *Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Federated States of Micronesia from the United States in 1986. The member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently began issuing passports to a common design (Caribbean Community#Common passport), featuring the CARICOM symbol along with the national symbol and name of the member state, rendered in an CARICOM official language (English, French, Dutch). The member states which use the common design
of Dominica's culture. The annual independence celebrations display a variety of traditional song and dance. Since 1997, there have also been weeks of Creole festivals, such as "Creole in the Park" and the "World Creole Music Festival". Dominica gained prominence on the international music stage when in 1973, Gordon Henderson (Gordon Henderson (musician)) founded the group Exile One and an original musical genre, which he coined "Cadence-lypso." This paved the way for modern Creole music. Other musical genres include "Jing ping" and "Cadence (Cadence rampa)". Jing ping features the accordion and is native to the island. Dominica's music is a melange of Haitian, Afro-Cuban, African and European traditions. Popular artists over the years include Chubby and the Midnight Groovers, Bells Combo, the Gaylords, WCK (Windward Caribbean Kulture), and Triple Kay. The 11th annual World Creole Music (creole music) Festival was held in 2007, part of the island's celebration of independence from Great Britain on 3 November. A year-long reunion celebration began in January 2008, marking 30 years of independence. Dominica is often seen as a society that is migrating from collectivism to that of individualism. The economy is a developing one that previously depended on agriculture. Signs of collectivism are evident in the small towns and villages which are spread across the island. The famed novelist Jean Rhys was born and raised in Dominica. The island is obliquely depicted in her best-known book, ''Wide Sargasso Sea.'' Rhys's friend, the political activist and writer Phyllis Shand Allfrey, set her 1954 novel, ''The Orchid House'' (ISBN 0-8135-2332-X), in Dominica. Much of the Walt Disney (Walt Disney Pictures) film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (the second in the series, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, and released on July 7, 2006), was shot on location on Dominica (though in the film it was known as "Pelegosto," a fictional island), along with some shooting for the 3rd film in the series, At World's End (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) (released on 2 May 2007). Cuisine WikiPedia:Dominica Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominica commons:Dominica
on the upper Hudson River near Albany (Albany, New York). The area, known as Fort Miller, served both as Duer's first residence and as the site of his early financial ventures. Duer set up sawmills, warehouses, and a store. In 1773 he went again to England and obtained a contract to supply the Royal Navy with timber for masts and spars. By 1776, had built a moderately successful mercantile business based primarily on lumber production. Early life Born in London
and biguine vidé are prominent in zouk. Though there are many diverse styles of zouk, some commonalities exist. The French Creole (French-based creole languages) tongue of Martinique and Guadeloupe is an important element, and are a distinctive part of the music. Generally, zouk is based around star singers, with little attention given to instrumentalists, and is based almost entirely around studio recordings. After its introduction, some Dominican (Dominica) musicians combined it with calypso (calypso music), creating a style known as cadence (or cadence-lypso). Gordon Henderson's Exile One innovated this style, as well as turned the mini-jazz combos into guitar-dominated big bands, paving the way for the success of groups like Experience 7, among others. Drawing on these influences, the supergroup Kassav' invented zouk and popularized it with hit songs like "Zouk-La-Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni". Kassav' formed from Paris in 1978. Kassav' soon added elements of rock (rock music) and other influences and became some of the biggest stars in the Caribbean, France and elsewhere. Zouk arose in the early to mid-1980s from kadans, and the cadence-lypso of Dominica, as popularized by Grammacks and Exile One. Elements of gwo ka, tambour, ti bwa and biguine vidé are prominent in zouk. Though there are many diverse styles of zouk, some commonalities exist. The French Creole (French-based creole languages) tongue of Martinique and Guadeloupe is an important element, and are a distinctive part of the music. Generally, zouk is based around star singers, with little attention given to instrumentalists, and is based almost entirely around studio recordings. The '''music of Dominica''' plays an important role in the social and culture life of the Antillean island of Dominica. The Nature island boasts of Cadence-lypso, a genre developed in Dominica and made popular in the French deparments of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It spread through France and was very popular there during the 1970s. Cadence has influenced many other genres including zouk, bouyon (bouyon music) (another Dominican creation) and even soca (soca music). Jing Ping is a kind of folk music originated on the slave plantations of Dominica, also known colloquially as an accordion band. In Dominican folk music, jing ping bands accompany a circle dance called the flirtation, as well as the Dominican quadrille. The '''Leeward Islands''' WikiPedia:Dominica Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominica commons:Dominica
the way for modern Creole music. Other musical genres include "Jing ping" and "Cadence (Cadence rampa)". Jing ping features the accordion and is native to the island. Dominica's music is a melange of Haitian, Afro-Cuban, African and European traditions. Popular artists over the years include Chubby and the Midnight Groovers, Bells Combo, the Gaylords, WCK (Windward Caribbean Kulture), and Triple Kay. The 11th annual World Creole Music (creole music) Festival
from Leeds Equity Partners, a private equity firm, for $310 million. DeVry Inc. to Acquire Leading Medical and Veterinary School; Acquisition Expands Education Platform into Medicine and Health Sciences, DeVry press release, March 19, 2003. Published by TheDominican.net. About Us: History, DeVry Inc. website, accessed January 19, 2011.<
. In Africa, it is popular in franco- and lusophone countries. In Europe it is particularly popular in France, and in North America the Canadian province of Quebec Origins Zouk origins can be traced back to the West Indies, having come out of the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the early to mid-1980’s. In Jocelyn Guilbault’s seminal book on the subject, “Zouk: World Music in the West Indies,” she states that “Zouk is the creation of black, Creole-speaking Antillean artists,” and puts forth the theory that it is the product of the struggle to form some kind of national identity among the four islands, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Lucia (Saint Lucia). All four share a similar colonial past, having been under both French and English rule at various points in their history, and are populated predominantly by blacks, who are the descendants of African slaves. The word “zouk” comes from the Creole word meaning “party,” and is such a part of everyday life that a common phrase heard on the islands is “When you hear zouk, you feel at home.” Music authors Charles De Ledesma and Gene Scaramuzzo trace zouk's development to the Guadeloupean gwo ka and Martinican bèlè (bèlè (dance)) folk traditions. Ethnomusicologist Jocelyn Guilbault, however, describes zouk as a synthesis of Caribbean popular styles, especially Dominica cadence-lypso, Guadeloupean ''biguine'', and Haitian cadence (kadans). Guilbault, Jocelyn, Gage Averill, Édouard Benoit and Gregory Rabess, ''Zouk: World Music in the West Indies'' (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993), cited in Manuel, pg. 142 Zouk arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s, using elements of previous styles of Antillean music, as well as imported genres. WikiPedia:Dominica Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Dominica commons:Dominica
'''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.