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Alcatraz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The alcatraz is a Peruvian courtship dance believed to date from the end of the slave era (mid-1800s) or earlier ( Tompkins 1981, 270). Slaves performed the dance for after-hours recreation in their quarters. Since the leaders...

Festejo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The festejo is a music and dance genre from coastal Peru, predominantly associated with populations of African descent. The name is derived from the Spanish verb festejar, which means ‘to celebrate,’ and for many Peruvians its lively tempo...

Trujillo

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 601,000 (2002) Located some 350 miles (560 km) north of Lima on Peru’s Pacific coast, Trujillo is the country’s third-largest city and capital of the department of La Libertad. Though...

Peru

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 28,409,897 (2003) Peru occupies a territory twice the size of the US state of Texas. It has vast cultural diversity and many different geographical milieus (a coast, highlands and tropical forest). Since its...