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Mazurka

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Known for its triple meter and accent on the weak beat, the mazurka is among Poland’s most recognizable forms of dance and music. It is a significant part of the country’s folk tradition, and a prominent symbol of national pride. Though...

Mauritius

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,210,447 (2003) The state of Mauritius is located to the northeast of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and has a land area of approximately 800 sq miles (2,030 sq km). The capital, Port Louis, has a population...

Chamamé

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chamamé is the traditional music and dance of the Argentine littoral. It is deeply rooted in the provinces of Corrientes, Formosa, Chaco, part of Santa Fé, Entre Ríos and Misiones. The genre’s historical background is related to the process...

French Guiana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 157,000 (1999) Located on the northeastern coast of South America, French Guiana, covering 35,135 sq miles (91,000 sq km), is a geographical anomaly. An overseas department of France, it is the only former colony...

Banda de Pífanos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The banda de pífanos (fife and drum band) is a traditional instrumental ensemble that has historically occurred throughout the north-east of Brazil, providing music for both religious and secular occasions of the caboclo (mixed Indian...

Choro

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Choro or chorinho is a Brazilian instrumental musical genre that appeared in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century and continues to be played a century later, retaining its main characteristics. Its continuous history has given...

Aruba

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 90,506 (2000) The small Caribbean island of Aruba is 20 miles (32 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point. It is located in the southern Caribbean, 19 miles (30 km) north of the Venezuelan...

Martinique

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 381,427 (1999) Martinique is a French island in the Windward group of the West Indies, located between St Lucia to the south and Dominica to the north. It was first visited by Christopher Columbus in 1504...

Bogotá

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,850,205 (2003) Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, was founded in 1536. Located on a temperate highland plateau within the Andean region, Bogotá is, in terms of population, geography...

Guadalajara

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,677,531 (2000) ‘Guadalajara on a plain, México City in a lake.’ That is the opening line of ‘Me he de comer esta tuna,’ a song made famous by Jorge Negrete (1988). Indeed, Guadalajara sits in the middle...