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Venezuela

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The Bolivarian republic of Venezuela is a country in the north of South America. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Brazil to the south, Guyana to the east, and Colombia to the west. The music from Venezuela is relatively...

Joropo

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Joropo is a popular folkloric dance and its accompanying music is representative of the plains culture of Venezuela and Colombia. Its adoption as a symbol of Venezuelan national identity throughout the first half of the 1900s contributed...

Sesquiáltera

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...From the Latín sesquialter, sesquiáltera refers to the ratio of three and two. In music, the sesquiáltera or hemiola, literally seis que altera (six that alternate), is a combination of groupings of two or three pulses played by the same...

Joropo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Joropo is a folkloric and popular genre with many regional variants, widespread throughout Venezuela and the Colombian plains. It is performed at rural dance festivals where friends and relatives come together to enjoy joropo music...

Ritmo Orquídea

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the early 1960s, Venezuelan composer Hugo Blanco created and developed a musical style which he named ‘Orquídea’ (‘Orchid’) after the Venezuelan national flower. Ritmo orquídea (‘Orchid Rhythm’) features the melodic and timbral essence...

Canción de Protesta (in Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term canción de protesta is used in Venezuela to describe, in a broad sense, a song with a political and ideological message or with a marked social criticism, usually expressed through its lyrics. Other terms are known to represent...

Venezuela

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 25,000,000 (2004)Venezuelans are mainly a Creole people of Spanish, African and Native American descent. When Columbus landed in 1498, at the mouth of the Orinoco River, he thought he had landed on the coast of Asia. In fact...