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Isabel Parra

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...Violeta Isabel Cereceda Parra is a folk guitarist and a member of the Parra family whose members have played, and continue to play, a significant part in the Chilean folk music scene. Isabel is the daughter of Violeta Parra, considered one...
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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...
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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...
...Violeta Parra was a singer-songwriter and guitarist. The “mother of Latin American Folk” pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena, a cultural movement combining song and political activism, while renewing interest for Chilean folk music. Parra...

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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...Nicknamed “La Negra” or “The Black One,” singer Mercedes Sosa was one of the leading figures in the Nueva Cancion movement during the 1960s and 1970s throughout Latin America, together with Violeta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui. She...

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...

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...

Paraguay

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,036,900 (2003) Paraguay, located in the center of South America and crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn, is one of two landlocked countries on the South American continent. Served by several major rivers...