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...Also known by the names Los Idolos del Pueblo and Los Jefes de Jefes, Los Tigros Del Norte (“The Tigers of the North”) is a norteño, or regional, Mexican music band. Los Tigros comprises four Mexican-American brothers and one cousin, led...

Corrido

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The corrido is a narrative song or folk ballad accompanied by one or more guitars or, more recently, accordion-driven norteño groups or bandas (brass bands from Mexico’s northern Pacific coast). The corrido is a folk song type not primarily...

Guatemala

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Guatemala is a Central American country with an indigenous community of Mayan peoples that comprises more than half of the native population. The traditional music of Guatemala derives from the two distinct cultures of the country...

Indita

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Literally, ‘Indian maiden,’ the term indita is a diminutive form that is applied to a song genre that was popularized in Mexican musical plays and entertainments during the post-colonial era. Some survived in New Mexico, where...

Corrido

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The corrido is a Mexican narrative song or folk ballad accompanied by one or more guitars and, in the later twentieth century, accordion-driven norteño groups or bandas (brass bands from Mexico’s northern Pacific...

Romance

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The romance is a Spanish narrative ballad that emerged from Spain in the 15th century and was brought to the Americas during the colonial period. The romance became one of the most popular song varieties in Spanish-speaking countries...

United States

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The United States has welcomed Latin American musical styles, performers, and listeners, and been the site of the genesis of new artists, styles, forms, and networks of support that have in turn influenced music making in Latin America...

Música de Carrilera

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 música cantinera, guasca, música de despecho or generically just as música popular, música de carrilera (literally, railroad music) is a commercially derived umbrella term coined in the 1950s in Colombia to describe a wide...

Los Angeles, CA

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 3,694,820 (2002); county – 9,871,506 (2003) Los Angeles (often referred to colloquially as ‘LA’) is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States apart from New York City. Greater...

Austin, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 656,562 (2000) Situated on the Colorado River in the central Texas hill country, the city of Austin (named after one of Texas’s founders, Stephen F. Austin) was voted the permanent capital of Texas...