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Charango

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The charango is a 10-string, plucked chordophone. This hybrid instrument was created with considerable ingenuity by Native American people from the different types of stringed instruments brought from Europe by Spanish colonizers...

Cueca Boliviana and Cueca Norteña (Argentina)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In both Bolivia and Argentina, the cueca is considered representative of national folklore. It is rooted along the border area of northwestern Argentina (the provinces of Jujuy, Salta and part of Catamarca) extending to Santiago del Estero,...

Jaime Torres

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Takirari

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Takirari (or taquirari) is a musical genre and a dance of the eastern region of Bolivia that includes the departments of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Ben and part of Pando. The origin of the genre is uncertain. According to José Díaz Gainza...