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Isabel Parra

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...Violeta Isabel Cereceda Parra is a folk guitarist and a member of the Parra family whose members have played, and continue to play, a significant part in the Chilean folk music scene. Isabel is the daughter of Violeta Parra, considered one...

Tonada Chilena

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Chilean tonada is a lyrical genre of mestizo origin and Hispanic lineage that has been traditionally associated with a feminine quality. The tonada is a strophic monody that is accompanied by one or two strummed guitars...

Morenada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Also known as Danza de Morenos (Black Dance), morenada is a popular musical form that is inextricably linked to the dance it accompanies. Although it originated in Bolivia, during the late twentieth century the influence of the morenada...

Cueca Chilena

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Widespread throughout Chile, the cueca is traditionally performed by an ensemble including singers, stringed instruments and percussion. The music accompanies a non-embraced couple dance depicting, through swirled handkerchiefs and bodily...

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...
...Violeta Parra was a singer-songwriter and guitarist. The “mother of Latin American Folk” pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena, a cultural movement combining song and political activism, while renewing interest for Chilean folk music. Parra...

Neofolklore (Chile)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Neofolklore – in its Chilean context – describes a musical trend that developed between 1963 and 1968, especially in the capital city of Santiago, representing a modernization of the practice of mass folklore, or folklore produced within...

Victor Jara

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...The tragic career of Victor Jara positioned him as a martyr for the international community of politically active folk artists. Jara was born near Santiago, Chile in 1932 and worked on a farm with his family at the behest of his father...

Payada (Décima)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Payada is a practice of improvised solo song, traditional and to some extent current in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, typically taking place as a contest between two singers (payadores) who accompany themselves on the guitar. Décima...

Rock Andino

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Rock andino is a musical style that combines Anglo-Saxon rock with indigenous music styles from the Andes. The particular types of rock that are favored are mainly progressive rock and its immediate predecessor, psychedelic rock, which...