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Juan Gabriel

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...Known as El Divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel developed an eccentric style that propelled him to international fame and a position as one of the most important Mexican singers and songwriters. Born in 1950 in Mexico, Gabriel was was part...
...The career of Julio Iglesias epitomizes the international potential of popular music in the late twentieth century. Born into a middle-class family in Madrid, Spain in 1943, Ingesias’s early professional trajectory aimed toward a career...

Bolero Moderno

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bolero moderno is a jazz-influenced style of Latin American bolero composition that developed in Mexico in the 1950s. The new sound of bolero was immediately perceived as an attempt at modernizing the by then old-fashioned genre, bolero...

Canção de Coimbra

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term canção de Coimbra (song of Coimbra) designates several musical genres and practices associated with the traditions of sociability within the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution in Portugal, founded...
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...The so-called King of Latin Music, Roberto Carlos released a string of hits through the 1960s and maintained his status as one of Brazil’s most influential singers through the 1980s. Born in southern Brazil in 1941, Carlos had his leg...

Duranguense

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term duranguense or música duranguense (music from Durango, a state in north-western Mexico) refers to a style of music and its associated dance that originated in Chicago in the early 2000s. It is also known...

Canção de Intervenção

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Canção de intervenção, literally song of intervention, was the chosen designation for a field of popular music in Portugal characterized by the use of ‘poetry and music of action’ (Lopes-Graça 1973, 249–53). It is associated with a period...

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...

Bolivia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 7,982,850 (1999) Bolivia is located in the center-west of South America, sharing borders with Peru and Chile in the west, Brazil in the east, and Paraguay and Argentina in the southeast and south....