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Loncomeo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Loncomeo is a vocal musical genre that emerged in the region of Argentine Patagonia, an area comprising the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. In its original manifestation, the term loncomeo (or...

Lundu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lundu (also sometimes spelled ‘lundum,’ ‘landum’ and ‘londu’) was the name used in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century until about 1920 to designate a genre consisting of urban songs of a comical nature. The term had previously been used...

Lejlighedssange

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Lejlighedssange or festsange (personalized songs written for a festive occasion) constitute a widespread community singing tradition at Danish and Nordic parties. The tradition is little known in the rest of Europe. Typical occasions...
...As a singer-songwriter and visual artist, Dorival Caymmi provided a significant contribution to the birth of bossa nova in Brazil and its adjacent art forms. Born in Salvador in 1914, Caymmi began to perform on the radio in 1930....

Sones Guatemaltecos

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Sones guatemaltecos (Guatemalan sones) constitute a sizeable and varied body of traditional ritual and dance music pieces, which originated in Guatemala during the colonial period of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. They exhibit...

Luis Miguel

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...The Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel became the best-selling Latin American artist in the late twentieth century despite not having been able to break into the American market during the form’s vogue in the 1990s. Born in San Juan in 1970...

Tito Puente

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Albanian Popular Song (Këngë popullore shqiptare)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Albanian popular song is the most prominent of Albanian musical genres. In Albania the term popullore (popular), which is closer to the Italian popolare or the Russian narodnaya than it is to the English term, is used in a broad sense...

Lapo Kabwit

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lapo kabwit is the homegrown drum and percussion-based street dancing music of Carnival in the Caribbean island of Dominica. The term literally means ‘goatskin,’ a reference to the goatskins used in the making of these drums, and is used...