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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

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...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...

La Habana (Havana)

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Guadalajara

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,677,531 (2000) ‘Guadalajara on a plain, México City in a lake.’ That is the opening line of ‘Me he de comer esta tuna,’ a song made famous by Jorge Negrete (1988). Indeed, Guadalajara sits in the middle...

Monterrey

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,400,000 (2003) Monterrey is the capital city of Nuevo Leon, a state located in the northeastern part of Mexico. The city is an important commercial, financial and industrial center....

Mexico

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 104,907,991 (2003) According to legend, when Spanish authorities asked Hernán Cortés to describe Mexico, the conquistador crumpled up a piece of paper and placed it on the table. Mexico is defined by its mountains....

Cuba

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 11,237,000 (2001) The Republic of Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is located at the western end of the region, in the Greater Antilles. It is strategically situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico...

Biguine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...