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Ana Gabriel

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...One of the most prolific Latin pop artists, Ana Gabriel has had a career that has spanned many decades and seen numerous hit songs and albums. Born in 1955 in Sinaloa, Mexico, Gabriel began singing at a young age and sang on stage...

Balada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Balada is a cosmopolitan and transnational genre of pop music in Spanish. A hybrid of Mexican bolero romántico, Italian and French orchestrated love songs and early rock ’n’ roll ballads, balada emerged simultaneously in Spain...

Guadalajara

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,677,531 (2000) ‘Guadalajara on a plain, México City in a lake.’ That is the opening line of ‘Me he de comer esta tuna,’ a song made famous by Jorge Negrete (1988). Indeed, Guadalajara sits in the middle...

Mexico

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 104,907,991 (2003) According to legend, when Spanish authorities asked Hernán Cortés to describe Mexico, the conquistador crumpled up a piece of paper and placed it on the table. Mexico is defined by its mountains....

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...