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Teatro Danzante Cocolo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the Dominican Republic, cocolo is a term for black migrant workers from the anglophone Lesser Antilles, including St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and others. Tens of thousands of cocolos were...

Baquiné (also baquiní)

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

...In the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, baquiné refers to a specific variety of forms of Latin American celebrations held for the wake of an infant or child. Children’s wakes have been practiced throughout most of Latin America...

Güiro

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 güira and güiro are the names given to a range of Latin American percussion instruments of the scraper variety. Güiros are cylindrical notched idiophones that are made in many different sizes, but most are roughly about a foot in length...

Tonada de Toros

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Tonadas de toros (bull songs) are unaccompanied improvisatory songs structured by alternating solo and chorus within a poetic rhyme scheme and are associated with the extensive pilgrimage networks concentrated in the eastern provinces...

Afro-Dominican Fusion Music

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Afro-Dominican fusion music (Música de fusión) is a genre that mixes traditional music from the Dominican Republic, especially historically marginalized Afro-Dominican music, with more widely accepted forms of global popular music largely...

Sarandunga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sarandunga is a three-part complex of Afro-Dominican music and dance performed for the late-June celebration of San Juan Bautista in the southcentral city of Bani. The instruments and rhythms of sarandunga, and the organization of the black...

Danza

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Danza is an urban 19th-century Caribbean derivative of contra dances introduced from Europe in the late 18th century. The family of contra dances included quadrilles, rigaudons, and lancers, as well as Spanish contradanzas that were rooted...

Caribbean Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The intersection of popular music styles and various Caribbean religious traditions dates back to the colonial era. From the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, the modern Caribbean population and demographic picture developed...

Palos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Since the late eighteenth century, palos long drumming has been associated with black religious brotherhoods (cofradías) in the Dominican Republic, especially their funeral rites and velaciones, or annual patron saint festivities. While...

Merengue (Dominican Republic)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Emerging as a pan-Caribbean genre in the 19th century, merengue gained prominence in the Dominican Republic, where it was embraced as a national symbol in the middle of the 20th century and was then spread throughout Latin American...