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Música Tropical

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Música tropical is an umbrella term found in many areas of Latin America to refer to styles thought to have a ‘tropical’ flavor, often linked to the Caribbean. It is a category used by the music industry in countries such as Mexico...
...In being one of the first composers to adapt Colombian traditional idioms for an orchestra, Lucho Bermúdez changed the musical culture of Latin America. Born in the department of Bolivar in 1912, Bermúdez studied music in Santa Marta and,...

Beny Moré

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...Leader of Banda Gigante, Beny Moré’s tenor voice defined, for many, Cuban popular music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Moré was born in Lajas in 1919; his great-great grandfather was rumored to be the son of a Congolese king who was enslaved...

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...

Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...

Veracruz

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 549,500 (2003) On his initial expedition of Mexican conquest in 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés founded the first municipality of the Americas, Villa Rica de la Vera...
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...The Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara enriched the nation’s filmic Golden Age with a large array of songs in myriad styles. Born in Mexico City in 1897, Lara first came into contact with music while living with an aunt following the death...

Guayaquil

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,985,379 (2001) Guayaquil, the largest and most populous city in Ecuador, is located on the Guayas River in the coastal region. Being Ecuador’s main port, it is also...