Can't Beat Me Own Drum in Me Own Native Land : Calypso Music and Tourism in the Panamanian Atlantic Coast

  title={Can't Beat Me Own Drum in Me Own Native Land : Calypso Music and Tourism in the Panamanian Atlantic Coast},
  author={Carla Mar{\'i}a Guerr{\'o}n-Montero},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={633 - 663}
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