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Bongo Drums

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Like their larger relations the conga drums, the bongo drums derive from the mixing of cultures that occurred after settlers from Spain brought African slaves to the islands of the Caribbean to work on their plantations. These slaves...

—Fania (US)

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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Fania is a Latin music record company renowned for the commercial exploitation of salsa music. The label was founded in 1964 in New York by band leader Johnny Pacheco and lawyer Jerry Masucci. Its roster featured numerous Puerto Rican...

Son

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Originally a nineteenth-century rural form played by poor Afro-Cubans from the east of the island, son became an urban dance music emblematic of Cuban national identity in the first decades of the twentieth century. It is often claimed...

Cali

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,287,819 (2003) Capital of the department of Valle del Cauca, Cali is located in southwest Colombia near the Pacific coast, in a broad valley between the western and central ranges of the Andes Mountains....

Charanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Charanga refers to both a Cuban dance music ensemble and the music performed by this ensemble, though given the general promiscuity with which early twenty-first-century charanga ensembles embrace a wide variety of dance genres, the latter...

Salsa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Salsa is a popular Latin dance music that has roots in Cuban music and blends a wide variety of Latin American popular and folkloric forms with influences from jazz and American popular music. The accompanying dance is highly stylized...

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...