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Indigenous Hip Hop as Anti-colonial Discourse in Guatemala

C. S. Way Lyndon

Lyndon C. S. Way is Associate Professor of media and communications at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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McKerrell Simon

Simon McKerrell is Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at Newcastle University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Guatemala has a long history of racial discrimination against indigenous peoples. Although the population is roughly evenly divided between indigenous (primarily Maya) and non-indigenous, there is a long history of Maya...

Guarimba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The guarimba, also known as seis por ocho (six by eight), is one of the most characteristic marimba dance musics practiced in urban areas of Guatemala by Ladinos (the mestizo, Spanish-speaking population of the country). Guarimba...

Son de Pascua

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The son de pascua (literally, Easter son) is a short, joyous piece originally intended to be played during Christmas holidays at Catholic churches in Guatemala, where Easter embraces not only the celebrations of Christ’s resurrection...

Paranda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Paranda (Spanish for ‘binge’ or ‘carousal’) is the popular Latin-American-influenced, male, social-commentary song form of the Garifuna of Central America. Parandas are accompanied on the acoustic guitar and are usually moderate in tempo....

Sones Guatemaltecos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Sones guatemaltecos (Guatemalan sones) constitute a sizeable and varied body of traditional ritual and dance music pieces, which originated in Guatemala during the colonial period of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. They exhibit...

Punta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Punta is the most celebrated of the secular dance-song genres of the Garifuna of Central America. The name punta is also used to describe the duple-meter rhythmic motive, the women’s social commentary song form and the characteristic dance...

Punta Rock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Punta rock, a popular genre of contemporary Garifuna music created in the early 1980s, is based on arrangements of traditional songs and newly composed songs that employ the ostinato rhythm of the older Garifuna genre punta, a dance...

Guatemala

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 12,640,000 (2000) Guatemala is situated in western Central America, bordered by Mexico in the north and west, Belize in the north and El Salvador and Honduras in the east. It has a short Caribbean coastline...

Central America

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Central America includes the nation-states (from north to south) of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Despite its small size, the isthmus encompasses an impressive geographical variation....