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Bachata

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bachata is a popular guitar-based music from the Dominican Republic that arose in the early 1960s in the urban shantytowns of the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo. Long associated with the poorest and most uneducated members of society...

Dominican Republic

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,715,602 (2003) The Dominican Republic shares with Haiti a Caribbean island, situated between Cuba and Puerto Rico, which Christopher Columbus claimed for the Spanish crown in 1493. The island’s western third was ceded...

Antigua and Barbuda

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 67,897 (2003) Measuring 14 miles (22.5 km) by 11 miles (18 km), Antigua is the largest of the former British Leeward Islands. The Siboney were the first to inhabit Antigua, in 2400 B.C. They were followed by the Arawaks,...

Afro-Dominican Fusion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Afro-Dominican fusion is a musical movement which arose in the Dominican Republic in the late 1970s, and continues with transnational dimensions in the new millennium. Fueled by an intellectual and artistic counterculture and a wave...

Acapulco and Guerrero

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Acapulco - 1,300,000 (2004); Guerrero - 3,000,000 (2004) Acapulco is situated on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Guerrero, some 185 miles (300 km) south...

Mexico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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....

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 8,008,278; metropolitan area – 21,199,865 (2002) New York City lies on the northeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The combination of a large natural harbor...