...Afro-Cuban is a noun or adjective used to signify Cuban people or cultural practices of African descent in general, as well as a term that broadly describes popular Cuban music. In Spanish, it is usually not hyphenated (Afrocubano).The term...
In the last decades, the migration of Mandingo musicians from Guinea-Bissau to Lisbon has brought complexity to the local artistic scene. Having two primary performance circuits – them being the local Guinean community...
George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...A genre of Cuban popular song with lyrics often featuring black themes, Afro originated in the late 19th century and came out of the tradition of Cuban blackface theater. It reached its height in popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, when...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX: Genres: Caribbean and Latin America
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
...Afro is a genre found in the repertoire of Afro-Uruguayan Carnival associations. Like
candombe and milongón, which these associations (‘comparsas’) present in popular theaters, afro is played by a group of the best drummers...
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