By Kevin Dawe
From the sounds of reggae within the Caribbean to the dance membership beat of Ibiza, islands are likely to advance a special musical tradition. What does the tune of Cuba or Trinidad let us know concerning the islands themselves and their population? Is there whatever special approximately island tune? How does island tune vary from its mainland opposite numbers? what's the position of "world music," international tourism, motion pictures, and go back and forth writing in developing a fantastic photo of island existence? Drawing on more than a few examples from world wide, this booklet examines the tradition of island track and provides perception into neighborhood identities.
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