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Alcatraz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The alcatraz is a Peruvian courtship dance believed to date from the end of the slave era (mid-1800s) or earlier ( Tompkins 1981, 270). Slaves performed the dance for after-hours recreation in their quarters. Since the leaders...

Peru

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 28,409,897 (2003) Peru occupies a territory twice the size of the US state of Texas. It has vast cultural diversity and many different geographical milieus (a coast, highlands and tropical forest). Since its...