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...Alfredo Zitarossa is considered one of the most influential singer-songwriters of Latin America. Born on March 10, 1936, in Uruguay as an illegitimate child, Zitarossa was raised as the adopted son of Carlos Durán and Doraisella Carbajal...

Payada (Décima)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Payada is a practice of improvised solo song, traditional and to some extent current in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, typically taking place as a contest between two singers (payadores) who accompany themselves on the guitar. Décima...
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...Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart (better known simply as Daniel Viglietti) was a folk singer, guitarist, and political activist in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of the defining artists of Uruguayan pop music and the Nueva Canción (new...

Jaime Roos

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...Jaime Roos is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is well known for combining contemporary genres such as rock with Uruguayan sounds such as the candombe and milonga. Roos was born Jaime Andrés Roos Alejandro on November...
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...Within the idiom of tango music, Carlos Gardél stood alone. Gardél was born in Toulouse, France in 1890 but immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his mother in 1893. Gardél took an interest in singing and dropped out of school in 1906...

Milonga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...‘Milonga’ is one of those words, often encountered in the cultural field, whose meaning is taken for granted but difficult to define precisely. The origin of the term has been postulated as being Afro-Brazilian (Rossi 1926, 116) or directly...

Canción Popular Uruguaya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The second half of the twentieth century saw the growth in Uruguay of a strong movement of popular music with a particular interest in stressing factors of identity. To some extent, the idea of maintaining musical particularities...

Candombe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Candombe is a polysemic term in Uruguayan music, referring to a musical genre, a specific set of drumming and dancing practices, and certain stylistic characteristics and musical patterns in the country’s popular music. It is connected...

Buenos Aires

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: central city – 2,904,000 (1998); metropolitan area – 12,020,000 (1998) Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata (the River Plate). Buenos Aires...

Uruguay

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,151,662 (1996), 3,399,438 (est 2004) Uruguay is a small country of 68,037 sq miles (176,215 sq km) situated in the southeast of South America. It shares one border to the north with Brazil and another...