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Danzón

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The Cuban danzón is a music-and-dance genre that first took hold in the latter part of the 19th century and was derived from the European contradanza (Fr., contredanse), which was already well established as a shared medium of popular...

Afro-Cuban Music in Senegal

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Afro-Cuban music has served as one of the foundations of numerous African popular musics. However, its impact has proved most pervasive and enduring in the West African nation of Senegal. In the 1990s some Senegalese began to call...

Danzonete

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Danzonete is a sung danzón, a Cuban musical style that developed from the French contredance that arrived in Cuba around 1798 with the first migratory wave of French refugees fleeing the Haitian Revolution. The first known danzonete...

Danzón

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Danzón is a traditional Cuban genre of music and dance; since the end of the nineteenth century it has also been considered a traditional salon dance. It is recognized as Cuba’s national dance, although no official documents appear to exist...

Veracruz

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 549,500 (2003) On his initial expedition of Mexican conquest in 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés founded the first municipality of the Americas, Villa Rica de la Vera...

Chachachá

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chachachá (or cha-cha-chá) is a genre of dance music developed in Cuba in the mid-twentieth century. Its creation is often credited to a single individual – composer, violinist and orchestra director Enrique Jorrin – and although much...

Biguine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The biguine is the most renowned dance music of French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, three overseas departments of France located in the Caribbean. In this region, the term ‘biguine’ denotes an urban song of social comment and dance...

Charanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Charanga refers to both a Cuban dance music ensemble and the music performed by this ensemble, though given the general promiscuity with which early twenty-first-century charanga ensembles embrace a wide variety of dance genres, the latter...

La Habana (Havana)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,192,321 (1998) As capital of the Republic of Cuba, La Habana (Havana) is the island’s largest city and most important economic, political, social and cultural center. Founded by the Spanish on 16 November 1519...

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...