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Coros de Clave

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Coros de clave, literally ‘clave choirs,’ were ambulatory choral groups that would circulate in the streets of the western Cuban cities of Havana and Matanzas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly during...

Danzonete

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Danzonete is a sung form of the danzón which arose when the instrumental form of danzón was in decline in Cuba, as a result of the rise of son. Credit for the first danzonete is usually given to Aniceto Díaz, a musician from Matanzas...

Habanera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The habanera is a vocal and instrumental genre of urban origin that became part of the Cuban song movement in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is defined as a melodic line of lyrical romantic character, with an instrumental...

Contradanza Cubana

Hettie Malcomson

Hettie Malcomson is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Southampton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Spanish contradanza, French contredanse, English contradance and other variant spellings denote music and dances performed in Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and beyond since the seventeenth century. The position of contradanza...

Guantánamo

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 206,831 (1998) Guantánamo is the capital city of the easternmost province of Cuba, also named Guantánamo. The word Guantánamo means in the aboriginal Taino language ‘land between rivers.’...

Beny Moré

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...Leader of Banda Gigante, Beny Moré’s tenor voice defined, for many, Cuban popular music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Moré was born in Lajas in 1919; his great-great grandfather was rumored to be the son of a Congolese king who was enslaved...

Comback

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The comback party is a Cuban-based music and dance event that evolved in Curaçao during the mid-twentieth century. Its origins lay with the 1920s Afro-Curaçaoan migration, when over half the male Afro-Curaçaoan workforce migrated to Cuba...
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...Throughout her career, Gloria Estefan was consistently innovative with her popular interpretation of Cuban music. Born to a middle-class family of Spanish immigrants in Cuba in 1957, Estefan’s father was in the Cuban military and served...

Guajira

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...There are two main forms of guajira. The first, in both 6/8 and 3/4 meter (in alternation), is related to the punto cubano, a form of música campesina (country music) that was adapted and performed in the theater in both Spain...