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Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the 20th century. Today, Calypso continues to play an important role in political expression, and also serves as a tool to document the history of Trinidad and Tobago. One of the most popular tunes, Befonte’s Day-0, is a song which talks about the long hours that the workers spent at night loading bananas onto ships.

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The Palestinian youth have taken the rhythm of the ghettos of LA and the beats of the streets of Palestine to forge a new musical sub-genre called Palestinian hip hop. This unique genre blends Arabic melodies and Western beats with lyrics in Arabic, English and sometimes even Hebrew. This music has become a form of expression for young #Palestinian musicians to express their grievances with the social and political situation they live in.

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A ‘didgeridoo’ is one of the oldest musical instruments till date and originated among Australian aborigines. It consists of a long tube, without finger holes, through which the player blows. It is sometimes fitted with a mouthpiece of beeswax. Traditionally played by men, it is an accompaniment to ceremonial or recreational singing.

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