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Merengue (Dominican Republic)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Emerging as a pan-Caribbean genre in the 19th century, merengue gained prominence in the Dominican Republic, where it was embraced as a national symbol in the middle of the 20th century and was then spread throughout Latin American...

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...

Dominican Republic

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. The two major genres of Dominican popular music are bachata and merengue. A third distinctively Dominican genre, although it enjoys less...

Konpa

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Konpa refers to a style of Haitian music that developed in the 1950s and evolved into the 1980s through different manifestations, which include the genres of konpa direk, kadans ranpa, and mini djaz, to eventually become influential...

Merengue in Angola

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Angolan merengue is a localized interpretation of the Caribbean merengue that is popular in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela. Angolan merengue developed in the 1960s and 1970s during the later years of Portuguese colonial...

Danza

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...Danza is an urban 19th-century Caribbean derivative of contra dances introduced from Europe in the late 18th century. The family of contra dances included quadrilles, rigaudons, and lancers, as well as Spanish contradanzas that were rooted...

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...

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

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...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...