Music of French Guiana
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|Music of France|
|Styles||gregorian - classical - opera - folk - chanson - nouvelle chanson - cancan - musette - cabaret - popular - yéyé - pop - jazz - rock - hip hop - house - electronic - celtic|
|Awards||Victoires de la Musique - Prix Constantin - NRJ Music Awards|
|Festivals||Aix-en-Provence - Bourges - Eurockéennes - Francofolies - Hellfest - Interceltique - Rock en Seine - Vieilles Charrues|
|National anthem||"La Marseillaise"|
|Auvergne - Aquitaine - Brittany - Burgundy - Corsica - Gascony - Limousin|
|French Polynesia and Tahiti - Guadeloupe - Guiana - Martinique - New Caledonia - Réunion|
Aléké is a style of drum-based music that arose in the 1950s. It is similar to salsa music and merengue. The first major group was Salka, followed by major bands like Bigi Ting and Fondering. Modern performers include Bigi Monie (Saint-Laurent), Bigi Libi and Young Clémencia (Grand Santi), Wan Ton Melody and Big Control (Papaïchton), Slave and Bigi Laï (Maripasoula). Historical groups include Pokina and Lagadisssa (from Paramaribo), Clémencia and Alkowa (from Grand Santi), Rasta (from Papaïchton), Tranga Oousel (from Maripasoula), Mabouya (from Apatou), Switi Lobi (from Albina), Sapatia, Lespeki and Africa (from Saint-Laurent du Maroni).
The bigi pokoe is a style of dance music in the west of French Guiana and Suriname. It is traditionally played with drums and maracas, although today guitars, keyboards and percussion instruments are used.
Bushee Negro music
- Nettl; Bruno Nettl; Ruth M. Stone; James Porter; Timothy Rice (2002). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Taylor & Francis. p. 439. ISBN 0-8240-6040-7.
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