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After the first significant slave rebellion in the New World—in La Española in 1522, at the sugar plantation of Diego Colón (Christopher Columbus’s son), during which Wolof slaves joined forces with Indians—Carlos forbade the importation of Wolofs specifically, of Muslim slaves in general, and, moreover, of all blacks raised in Islamized areas of Africa. The general disinclination of Spain to accept slaves from Islamized regions of Africa during the formative years of Hispano-American society had enormous consequences for the development of music in the New World.5 Lutherans were also…
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