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Isabel Parra

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Cantabria

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 530,281 (1991) Cantabria is a coastal region in the north of Spain. It borders Asturias, Castilla y León and País Vasco (the Basque country). Cantabria’s main economic activities are fishing...
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...When the nueva canción movement became popular in Latin America, few artists combined political content and folk music forms as profoundly as Carlos Mejía Godoy. Godoy was born in 1943 in Nicaragua; his father was a popular musician...

Corsica

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 246,000 (2000) The mountainous Mediterranean island of Corsica lies 50 miles (82 km) off the west coast of Italy. It is separated by a narrow stretch of water, the Strait of Bonifacio, from the island...

Victor Jara

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...The tragic career of Victor Jara positioned him as a martyr for the international community of politically active folk artists. Jara was born near Santiago, Chile in 1932 and worked on a farm with his family at the behest of his father...

Canção de Intervenção

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Canção de intervenção, literally song of intervention, was the chosen designation for a field of popular music in Portugal characterized by the use of ‘poetry and music of action’ (Lopes-Graça 1973, 249–53). It is associated with a period...

Nueva Canción Chilena

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Nueva canción chilena (Chilean New Song) is a vocal and instrumental genre that emerged in Chile in the mid-1960s in the context of movements for social and political change within the country and beyond. Part of a widespread development...