Quelbe, also known as Scratch Band Music or Quadrille, is an indigenous, grass-roots form of folk music which originated in the U.S. Virgin Islands and has spread to other parts of the Caribbean.
The Cropover has it's own Traditional Carnival Characters that act as cultural ties to the unique identity of the Cropver Festival and the nation of Barbados itself, find out about them here.
In French Caribbean culture, especially of the Lesser Antilles, the term kwadril is a Creole term referring to a folk dance derived from the quadrille.
Jing Ping is a kind of folk music originated on the slave plantations of Dominica, also known colloquially as an accordion band. Dominican folk music, jing ping bands accompany a circle dance called the flirtation, as well as the Dominican quadrille.
In this article we provide the Carnival Chartacters of the carnival of the Dominican Republic!
Have you been to a Carnival where the revellers are singing in a Call-and-response format? Then you may have experienced a taste of authentic dominican culture! Find out more in this article