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Gaita (Colombia)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Colombia, the word gaita refers to three things: a traditional wind instrument found along the country’s northern coast; the instrumental ensemble to which it belongs; and a type of fast cumbia, a common dance genre from...

Pacho Galán

Artist Pages

...The Colombian composer Pacho Galán was responsible for multiple rhythmic and compositional innovations within orchestral music in Colombia specifically and Latin America generally. Born in 1906, Galán worked at a young age as a delivery boy...

Gaita (Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Venezuela, gaita is a term used most commonly for a genre of Christmas-season party songs that address history and geography, regional pride, religious devotion and political protest. The word itself is related to the terms for various...

Música Costeña

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘música costeña’ literally means ‘music of the coast.’ The term is most current in Colombia, where it refers to music associated with the country’s Caribbean coastal region, although the term may also be heard in Mexico, to refer...

Venezuela

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 25,000,000 (2004)Venezuelans are mainly a Creole people of Spanish, African and Native American descent. When Columbus landed in 1498, at the mouth of the Orinoco River, he thought he had landed on the coast of Asia. In fact...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 39,309,422 (1999) Colombia is located in the northwestern corner of South America, and has extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. A so-called ‘country of regions,’ its historical geography is central...