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...Blinded at age seven by a kick of a horse, el ciego maravilloso (the marvellous blind) was born Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull in Cuba on August 31, 1911, but is more popularly known as Arsenio Rodríguez. Despite his blindness, Rodríguez...

Mambo

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Mambo is an Afro-Cuban-derived song and dance genre that enjoyed widespread popularity among both Latino and mainstream audiences in the United States during the 1950s. Mambo emerged from the genres danzón and Cuban son and is typified...

Moña

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Moña is a type of instrumental interlude often found in salsa, customarily appearing after the mambo (the primary instrumental interlude) has been already stated, and like the mambo, the moña is typically inserted between two montuno...

Tres

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The tres is a six-string guitar-like instrument, which, due to its rich history, is considered the national string instrument of Cuba. The tres is frequently used in punto guajiro and son. The modern tres developed from two distinct...

Nueva Trova

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Nueva trova is a musical movement that emerged in the mid-1960s in Cuba. Starting as a frankly worded, grassroots scene, it came to be supported by the Cuban government from the 1970s onwards. Nueva trova drew from diverse musics. The music...

Tumbadora

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The tumbadora is a Cuban barrel-shaped drum, usually made of wood with cow- or mule-skin heads. In English, it is usually called a conga drum, though this is somewhat mistaken. Tumbadoras come in different sizes, though they are usually...

Son Montuno

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Son montuno is a generic type of son for singing and dancing of Cuban origin. It has a festive character and is widely present in the popular environment of Latin America and the Caribbean.There are few musicological references to son...

Son

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Originally a nineteenth-century rural form played by poor Afro-Cubans from the east of the island, son became an urban dance music emblematic of Cuban national identity in the first decades of the twentieth century. It is often claimed...

Changüí

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Changüí is a music and dance genre primarily performed in the city of Guantánamo, Cuba and throughout the rural regions of the province such as Yateras, Manuel Tames, El Salvador and Las Cidras, among many others. To a lesser extent...

Bomba (Puerto Rico)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bomba is an African-derived drum-dance tradition from Puerto Rico that incorporates call-and-response singing, polyrhythmic drumming and a distinctively percussive dance style. For more than 300 years, bomba has provided the foundation...