Shanto is a form of Guyanese music, related to both calypso and mento. It became a major part of early popular music through its use in Guyanese vaudeville shows; songs are topical and light-hearted, often accompanied by a guitar.
References and notes
- "The African Folk Music Tradition from Guyana: A Discourse and Performance". Brown Bag Colloquium Series 2003-2004. Retrieved October 1, 2006.
- Seals, Ray. "The Making of Popular Guyanese Music". Retrieved October 1, 2006.
Shanto is a Bangla word meaning 'calm' derived from Sanskrit 'shant.'
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