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Congas and Comparsas

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Comparsas are street ensembles that perform in Carnivals and parades. In Cuba, the dance-music genre and/or generic-type that characterizes the comparsa is the conga. The term conga has more than one...

Cali

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,287,819 (2003) Capital of the department of Valle del Cauca, Cali is located in southwest Colombia near the Pacific coast, in a broad valley between the western and central ranges of the Andes Mountains....

Banda de Bronce

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Music for bandas de bronce (brass bands) is found in many town squares throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, for example in Mexico, Cuba, Peru and Bolivia. Many of the bands are municipal bands, such as Mexico’s Zapotec...