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Bambuco

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The bambuco is the most widespread traditional music genre of the Andean region of Colombia, the country’s most populated region, where the largest urban centers, the political administration and the industrial hubs are all located....

Carlos Vives

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Música de Carrilera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Also known as música cantinera, guasca, música de despecho or generically just as música popular, música de carrilera (literally, railroad music) is a commercially derived umbrella term coined in the 1950s in Colombia to describe a wide...

Cali

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,287,819 (2003) Capital of the department of Valle del Cauca, Cali is located in southwest Colombia near the Pacific coast, in a broad valley between the western and central ranges of the Andes Mountains....

Medellín

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,955,753 (2003) Capital of Colombia’s department of Antioquia, which is located in the central Andean region, Medellín was politically and culturally the dominant center of Spanish settlement...

Bogotá

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,850,205 (2003) Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, was founded in 1536. Located on a temperate highland plateau within the Andean region, Bogotá is, in terms of population, geography...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 39,309,422 (1999) Colombia is located in the northwestern corner of South America, and has extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. A so-called ‘country of regions,’ its historical geography is central...