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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Fania is a Latin music record company renowned for the commercial exploitation of salsa music. The label was founded in 1964 in New York by band leader Johnny Pacheco and lawyer Jerry Masucci. Its roster featured numerous Puerto Rican...

Afro

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Afro is a genre found in the repertoire of Afro-Uruguayan Carnival associations. Like candombe and milongón, which these associations (‘comparsas’) present in popular theaters, afro is played by a group of the best drummers...

Celia Cruz

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...The Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz rose, during the mid-twentieth century, to become one of the most important and dynamic performers of Latin American music. Born in Havana in 1925, Cruz came from a large working-class family. Her...

La Habana (Havana)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,192,321 (1998) As capital of the Republic of Cuba, La Habana (Havana) is the island’s largest city and most important economic, political, social and cultural center. Founded by the Spanish on 16 November 1519...

Cuba

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,237,000 (2001) The Republic of Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is located at the western end of the region, in the Greater Antilles. It is strategically situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico...

Salsa

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Salsa is a popular Latin dance music that has roots in Cuban music and blends a wide variety of Latin American popular and folkloric forms with influences from jazz and American popular music. The accompanying dance is highly stylized...

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...

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...