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...As a musician within Cuba’s neuva trova movement, Pablo Milanés helped to modernize his country’s folk music during the years immediately following the rise of Fidel Castro. Born in the province of Oriente in 1943, Milanés and his family...

Filín

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Filín is a musical genre that developed in Havana, Cuba, in the 1940s. It is characterized by its melodic and harmonic style, literary content, and use of the Cuban song. By the 1970s it had gained widespread popularity surpassing...

Filin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Filin is a jazz-influenced style of Latin American bolero composition and performance which flourished in Cuba in the late 1940s and was influential on the new genre of nueva trova. Filin originated during jam sessions...

Trova

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Trova is an umbrella term denoting the type of music produced in Cuba by singer-songwriters called trovadores (‘troubadours’). Trovadores are most recognized as singer-guitarists performing love songs, yet the exponents of trova...

Bolero Moderno

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero moderno is a jazz-influenced style of Latin American bolero composition that developed in Mexico in the 1950s. The new sound of bolero was immediately perceived as an attempt at modernizing the by then old-fashioned genre, bolero...

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...

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...