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Onda Nueva

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Onda nueva (‘New Wave’) is a Venezuelan musical genre created in the early 1970s by noted composer and arranger Aldemaro Romero (1928–2007). The appearance of onda nueva was circumstantial: during the recording...

Fusión (in Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Fusión and música de fusión are umbrella terms used in Venezuela to denote new compositions by popular music artists and groups who use elements from folk music without producing a recognizable traditional folk piece, and in which formal...

Merengue Venezolano

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The merengue venezolano is a twentieth-century dance music from Venezuela, with a characteristic attractive rhythm. It is a completely different genre from the merengue of the Dominican Republic in the way of its tempo, rhythm, instruments,...

Chachachá

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chachachá (or cha-cha-chá) is a genre of dance music developed in Cuba in the mid-twentieth century. Its creation is often credited to a single individual – composer, violinist and orchestra director Enrique Jorrin – and although much...