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Aguinaldo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Aguinaldo is one of the two most prominent genres of the rural or jíbaro music of Puerto Rico (the other being seis). It developed from old Spanish villancicos and folías. ‘Aguinaldo’ means ‘gift’ in most Spanish-speaking...

Venezuela

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 25,000,000 (2004)Venezuelans are mainly a Creole people of Spanish, African and Native American descent. When Columbus landed in 1498, at the mouth of the Orinoco River, he thought he had landed on the coast of Asia. In fact...

Puerto Rico

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,885,877 (2003) Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and bordered on the west by the Mona...