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Ranchera (Southern Cone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the Southern Cone, the term ranchera refers to a couple dance in 3/4 meter that originated in Argentina in the 1920s. This genre is unrelated to the Mexican style of the same name (also known as canción ranchera). The ranchera...
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...Within the idiom of tango music, Carlos Gardél stood alone. Gardél was born in Toulouse, France in 1890 but immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his mother in 1893. Gardél took an interest in singing and dropped out of school in 1906...

Milonga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...‘Milonga’ is one of those words, often encountered in the cultural field, whose meaning is taken for granted but difficult to define precisely. The origin of the term has been postulated as being Afro-Brazilian (Rossi 1926, 116) or directly...

Tango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The word ‘tango’ describes a dance, a song and a purely instrumental music form. It was born and developed in the Río de la Plata area and its two most important cities, Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay), but the center...

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...

Buenos Aires

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: central city – 2,904,000 (1998); metropolitan area – 12,020,000 (1998) Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata (the River Plate). Buenos Aires...

Uruguay

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,151,662 (1996), 3,399,438 (est 2004) Uruguay is a small country of 68,037 sq miles (176,215 sq km) situated in the southeast of South America. It shares one border to the north with Brazil and another...

Argentina

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 38,740,807 (2003) Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, shares with Chile and Uruguay the triangle-shaped southern tip of the continent. Along its 4,500 km (2,796 miles) from the Bolivian...