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—Discos Fuentes (Colombia)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Discos Fuentes was the first Colombian record company and has remained one of the three top national labels, alongside Sonolux and Codiscos. It specializes in música tropical, including Colombian styles (porro, cumbia and vallenato...

Joe Arroyo

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...The Colombian singer Joe Arroyo began singing in his working-class community but eventually rose to become one of the best-known interpreters of Caribbean music in his nation. Born in 1955 in the northern state of Bolivar, Arroyo began...

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...

Cartagena

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 902,688 (2003) Capital of the department of Bolívar in the Colombian Caribbean region, Cartagena was founded in 1533 and was one of the most important cities of the Spanish Empire during the colonial...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...