Peter Manuel is Professor of Music at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of six books and many articles on musics of India, the Caribbean, Spain, and elsewhere, including East Indian Music in the West Indies (Temple). He also plays sitar, jazz piano, and flamenco guitar.
1. Introduction: Contradance and Quadrille Culture in the Caribbean 2. Cuba: From Contradanza to Danzon 3. Puerto Rico: The Rise and Fall of the Danza as National Music 4. The Dominican Republic: Danza and the Contradanced Merengue 5. Creole Quadrilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia 6. Haiti: Tracing the Steps of the Meringue and Contredanse 7. The English-Speaking Caribbean: Re-embodying the Colonial Ballroom Contributors Contents of the Compact Disc Index