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...Throughout her career, Gloria Estefan was consistently innovative with her popular interpretation of Cuban music. Born to a middle-class family of Spanish immigrants in Cuba in 1957, Estefan’s father was in the Cuban military and served...

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 368,624 (1998); Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area – 2,253,362 (2000). Miami, Florida is situated on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula in close proximity to the Caribbean...

Balada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Balada is a cosmopolitan and transnational genre of pop music in Spanish. A hybrid of Mexican bolero romántico, Italian and French orchestrated love songs and early rock ’n’ roll ballads, balada emerged simultaneously in Spain...

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...

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...