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Guajira

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The guajira is a genre of Cuban popular song whose stylistic roots originated from the broader complex of musica guajira or country or peasant music, which was cultivated among the campesinos (farmers or rural peasants) in the Cuban...

Guajeo

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...In Cuban popular music, a guajeo is a repeated, often syncopated, two-bar or four-bar phrase played by a melodic instrument and it functions as an accompanimental ostinato, which interlocks with the clave. The musical function of the guajeo...

Tres

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The tres is a six-string guitar-like instrument, which, due to its rich history, is considered the national string instrument of Cuba. The tres is frequently used in punto guajiro and son. The modern tres developed from two distinct...

Guajira

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...There are two main forms of guajira. The first, in both 6/8 and 3/4 meter (in alternation), is related to the punto cubano, a form of música campesina (country music) that was adapted and performed in the theater in both Spain...