Dossier Laméca

Musique Marronne de la Jamaïque




Bilby, Kenneth M. 1981. “The Kromanti Dance of the Windward Maroons of Jamaica.” Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 55(1/2): 52-101.

Bilby, Kenneth M. 2005. True-Born Maroons. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Dalby, David. 1971. “Ashanti Survivals in the Language and Traditions of the Windward Maroons of Jamaica.” African Language Studies 12: 31-51.

DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell. 1998. “Remembering Kojo: History, Music, and Gender in the January Sixth Celebration of the Jamaican Accompong Maroons.” Black Music Research Journal 18 (1/2): 67-112.

Dunham, Katherine. 1946. Journey to Accompong. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Fuller, Harcourt. 2017. "Maroon History, Music, and Sacred Sounds in the Americas: A Jamaican Case." Journal of Africana Religions 5(2): 275-282.

Hurston, Zora Neale. 1938. Tell My Horse. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.

Whylie, Marjorie and Maureen Warner-Lewis. 1994. “Characteristics of Maroon Music from Jamaica and Suriname.” In E. Kofi Agorsah (ed.), Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives. Kingston: Canoe Press, University of the West Indies, pp. 139-148.



Drums of Defiance: Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica. 1992. Recorded, compiled, and annotated by Kenneth M. Bilby. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways (SF 40412).

Granny Nanny Cultural Group and Harcourt Fuller. 2016. Granny Nanny Come Oh: Jamaican Maroon Kromanti and Kumina Music and Other Oral Traditions.  (2-CD box set with accompanying booklet.)  Atlanta, Georgia: Granny Nanny Cultural Group and Georgia State University.

Jamaican Ritual Music from the Mountains and Coast. 1985. Recorded and annotated by Kenneth M. Bilby. New York: Lyrichord (LLST 7394).

Music of the Maroons of Jamaica. 1981. Recorded and annotated by Kenneth M. Bilby. New York: Ethnic Folkways Records (FE 4027).

The Spirit Cries: Rain Forest Music from South America and the Caribbean. 1993. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Annotated by Kenneth M. Bilby and James McKee. Washington, D.C. and Salem, Massachusetts: Library of Congress and Rykodisc (RCD 10250).



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