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Champeta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the context of Afro-Colombian Spanish, the word ‘champeta’ literally means a long and wide knife, the kind often used in violent incidents among hoodlums frequenting a seaport district. Within a certain social context – Caribbean...

Barranquilla

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,329,579 (2003) Barranquilla is the capital of the department of Atlántico, located in the Colombian Caribbean region. Its founding is uncertain, though some of the best authorities say...

Carlos Vives

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Cartagena

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 902,688 (2003) Capital of the department of Bolívar in the Colombian Caribbean region, Cartagena was founded in 1533 and was one of the most important cities of the Spanish Empire during the colonial...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...