Benna (genre)

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Benna (alternatively spelled bennah, or called ditti) is a genre of Antiguan and Barbudan music. It is a calypso-like genre, characterized by scandalous gossip and a call-and-response format. It first appeared after the prohibition of slavery, and became a form of folk communication in the early 20th century, and it spread local news across the islands.

Music of The Anglophone Caribbean
Genres
Regional music
Local forms
Related areas

References[edit]

McDaniel, Lorna (1999). "Antigua and Barbuda". Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Volume 2. Routledge. pp. 798–800. ISBN 0-8153-1865-0.