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Bandoneón

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The bandoneón, the key instrument and sound of tango, is a special large version of the square-built button accordion or concertina, a portable wind instrument made of two harmonic wooden cases joined together by folded cardboard...

Vibraphone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The vibraphone (‘vibraharp’ or ‘vibes’) is a tuned percussion instrument that was invented in the United States in the early twentieth century. It was developed from a ‘steel marimba,’ a novelty instrument in which a marimba’s traditional...

Tango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The word ‘tango’ describes a dance, a song and a purely instrumental music form. It was born and developed in the Río de la Plata area and its two most important cities, Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay), but the center...

Buenos Aires

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: central city – 2,904,000 (1998); metropolitan area – 12,020,000 (1998) Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata (the River Plate). Buenos Aires...

Argentina

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 38,740,807 (2003) Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, shares with Chile and Uruguay the triangle-shaped southern tip of the continent. Along its 4,500 km (2,796 miles) from the Bolivian...