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...Nicknamed “Maelo,” and called “El Sonero Mayor” by Cuban singer Beny Moré, Ismael Rivera was born on October 5, 1931, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Rivera was influenced by the Puerto Rican sounds of music at a young age: his mother would sing...
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...Roberto “Bobby” Valentín, born on June 9, 1941, in Puerto Rico, is considered to be “El Rey del Bajo”—the “king of the bass”—and a contemporary figure in the salsa genre. Inspired and subsequently taught by his father, Valentín started...

Latin Boogaloo

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin boogaloo was a sub-genre of Afro-Cuban dance music that originated in New York City in 1966. It was a deliberately hybrid genre, based on American pop and R&B rhythms and arranged with Latin instrumentation, often utilizing English...

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....

Salsa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Salsa is an exuberant pan-Caribbean music and dance form whose trajectory has taken it from cultural integration in the Spanish Americas to adoption by distant countries, where Latin-derived culture has been imported. Originally an urban...

Puerto Rico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,885,877 (2003) Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and bordered on the west by the Mona...