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Bongo Drums

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Like their larger relations the conga drums, the bongo drums derive from the mixing of cultures that occurred after settlers from Spain brought African slaves to the islands of the Caribbean to work on their plantations. These slaves...

Latin Boogaloo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin boogaloo was a sub-genre of Afro-Cuban dance music that originated in New York City in 1966. It was a deliberately hybrid genre, based on American pop and R&B rhythms and arranged with Latin instrumentation, often utilizing English...

Latin Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin jazz is a genre of music that blends United States jazz performance, instrumentation and aesthetics with Cuban popular and sacred music percussion instruments, rhythms and improvisation styles. While the term can designate a broad...

Salsa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Salsa is a popular Latin dance music that has roots in Cuban music and blends a wide variety of Latin American popular and folkloric forms with influences from jazz and American popular music. The accompanying dance is highly stylized...

Salsa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Salsa is an exuberant pan-Caribbean music and dance form whose trajectory has taken it from cultural integration in the Spanish Americas to adoption by distant countries, where Latin-derived culture has been imported. Originally an urban...

Puerto Rico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,885,877 (2003) Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and bordered on the west by the Mona...