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Danza

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Danza is generally understood as a nineteenth-century urban Caribbean derivative of contradances introduced from Europe around the late eighteenth century. In various ways, local composers integrated imported contradance forms with elements...

Bachata

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bachata is a popular guitar-based music from the Dominican Republic that arose in the early 1960s in the urban shantytowns of the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo. Long associated with the poorest and most uneducated members of society...

Guayaquil

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Angola

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,766,471 (2003) The Republic of Angola (República de Angola) is situated in southwest Africa. It has a fertile and dry coastal plain of 94 miles (150 km) with inland plateaus covered by tropical rain forests...

Bailanta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bailanta is used to refer to two highly related but different things: a musical genre that encompasses what in Argentina is considered música tropical, and the physical place where people go to dance those styles of music....

Merengue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Spanish term merengue and its Haitian Creole cognate mereng or méringue refer to stylistically distinct dance musics performed in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela and Colombia. Together, these styles can be considered...

Virgin Islands (US)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 125,000 (2003)The Virgin Islands comprise seven major islands (St Croix, St Thomas, St John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada), and a host of smaller ones. St Thomas, St John, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda...

Dominican Republic

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,715,602 (2003) The Dominican Republic shares with Haiti a Caribbean island, situated between Cuba and Puerto Rico, which Christopher Columbus claimed for the Spanish crown in 1493. The island’s western third was ceded...

Honduras

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,669,789 (2003) Honduras is located in the heart of Central America. It has borders with Guatemala and El Salvador to the west and Nicaragua to the southeast. There is a short Pacific...

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...