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Benna (genre)

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Benna (genre)

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.


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