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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...
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...Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart (better known simply as Daniel Viglietti) was a folk singer, guitarist, and political activist in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of the defining artists of Uruguayan pop music and the Nueva Canción (new...

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...