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Swing Criollo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Swing criollo is a popular dance form in Costa Rica, in which the dance steps of US swing are adapted to Colombian cumbia music. Emerging in the 1960s in the popular suburban dancing spots of major cities, including the capital...

Calypso Limonense

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Calypso limonense is a form of calypso that developed among the Afro-Caribbean population of the port city of Limón on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and subsequently spread to other parts of the country. From the 1980s it was increasingly...

Parrandera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The parrandera is considered the most important and representative musical genre of Guanacaste, the northwestern region of Costa Rica. It is a joyful and festive dance in 3/4 or 6/8 meter with either binary or ternary structure....

Pasillo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pasillo is an urban musical genre derived from the European waltz and characterized by sentimental lyrics and guitar accompaniment. It is popular in Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica. In Ecuador, the pasillo is considered the musical...

Central America

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Central America includes the nation-states (from north to south) of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Despite its small size, the isthmus encompasses an impressive geographical variation....

Costa Rica

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,089,609 (2002) Costa Rica is located in Central America, sharing a border with Panama to the southeast and Nicaragua to the northwest. Like those two countries it has a Caribbean coastline to the north...