Caribbean Voyage: Martinique
Vive La Biguine

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Throughout the long history of the Beguine, the dominant sound has been that of the clarinet and trombone (both solo and as a duet), and it can still be heard today throughout the Antilles musical milieu, from the most traditional music to the cadence era or the pop sounds of today's zouk. While the phrasing often recalls New Orleans jazz, the overall sound is unmistakably Caribbean. Any contemporary music that uses beguine as its base, even that which ventures as far off as contemporary jazz, is considered "beguine moderne." The classic music of carnival in the Antilles is an uptempo version of the beguine rhythm, called "beguine vide."

Beguine Album Highlights

Caribbean Voyage: Martinique
Alan Lomax
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Vive La Biguine
Alphonso et Son Orchestre ...
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Don Baretto, Vol. 1 (1932-1935)
Don Barreto & His Orchestra
Don Baretto, Vol. 1 ...

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Beguine Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Viva la Conga Rico's Creole Band
DebĂ­ Llorar

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