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...From the early 1960s until 1990, Los Olimareños were one of the most popular singing duos in their country. Formed in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay in 1960, members Pepe Guerra and Braulio López first met while playing a party. They decided...

Cielito

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...At the beginning of the nineteenth century the most important popular music genre in Uruguay was the cielito, a dance and song genre of the revolutionary period (1810–25) in 6/8 meter. It was also present on the Argentinian side of the Río...

Canción Popular Uruguaya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The second half of the twentieth century saw the growth in Uruguay of a strong movement of popular music with a particular interest in stressing factors of identity. To some extent, the idea of maintaining musical particularities...

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...