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Punta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Punta is the most celebrated of the secular dance-song genres of the Garifuna of Central America. The name punta is also used to describe the duple-meter rhythmic motive, the women’s social commentary song form and the characteristic dance...

Paranda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Paranda (Spanish for ‘binge’ or ‘carousal’) is the popular Latin-American-influenced, male, social-commentary song form of the Garifuna of Central America. Parandas are accompanied on the acoustic guitar and are usually moderate in tempo....

Belize

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 266,440 (2003)Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is located in the Yucatán Peninsula, where it borders Mexico to the north and northwest, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Territorial...

Punta Rock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Punta rock, a popular genre of contemporary Garifuna music created in the early 1980s, is based on arrangements of traditional songs and newly composed songs that employ the ostinato rhythm of the older Garifuna genre punta, a dance...

Central America

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Central America includes the nation-states (from north to south) of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Despite its small size, the isthmus encompasses an impressive geographical variation....