[Dixielandjazz] Mento (not the candy) muisc from Jamacia
David M Richoux
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Oct 20 10:18:15 PDT 2010
I was just introduced to this style of music via the Jugband Yahoo
group - it appears to be a kind of string band and has a very
interesting beat to it! I can hear elements of what would develop
into Ska and Reggae, but it is not that simple a path.
This website has a lot of information: http://www.mentomusic.com/WhatIsMento.htm
and this video is worth a look:
Anyway, yet another interesting sub-set of historical Afro-European
improvised music !
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