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...Within the ranchera genre of Mexican music, José Alfredo Jiménez stood in a special cohort of incredibly prolific and dynamic songwriters. Jiménez was born in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico in 1926 and began his professional musical career...

Mazatlán

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city - 327,989 (2000); metropolitan area - 380,509 (2000) Located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Mazatlán lies at latitude 23.2°N, about 20 miles (30 km) south...

Canción Ranchera/Ranchera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The genre commonly called canción ranchera (‘country song’), or simply either canción or ranchera, is regarded as Mexico’s quintessential popular music genre. Although this type of song goes back to the mid-1800s, the term was first coined...

Mexico

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 104,907,991 (2003) According to legend, when Spanish authorities asked Hernán Cortés to describe Mexico, the conquistador crumpled up a piece of paper and placed it on the table. Mexico is defined by its mountains....

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...