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—Sonolux (Colombia)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sonolux (Industria Electrosonora), a Colombian record company, was founded in Medellín in 1949 by Rafael Acosta, a businessman, and Antonio Botero, a technician and agent of rival Discos Fuentes. Its first label, Lyra, recorded mainly...

Pacho Galán

Artist Pages

...The Colombian composer Pacho Galán was responsible for multiple rhythmic and compositional innovations within orchestral music in Colombia specifically and Latin America generally. Born in 1906, Galán worked at a young age as a delivery boy...

Porro

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Porro originated in the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia. Although it is identified by folklorists as a variant of cumbia, played by the same small ensembles based on drums, rattles and cane flutes, it is commonly spoken...

Barranquilla

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,329,579 (2003) Barranquilla is the capital of the department of Atlántico, located in the Colombian Caribbean region. Its founding is uncertain, though some of the best authorities say...

Bogotá

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 6,850,205 (2003) Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, was founded in 1536. Located on a temperate highland plateau within the Andean region, Bogotá is, in terms of population, geography...

Cartagena

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 902,688 (2003) Capital of the department of Bolívar in the Colombian Caribbean region, Cartagena was founded in 1533 and was one of the most important cities of the Spanish Empire during the colonial...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 39,309,422 (1999) Colombia is located in the northwestern corner of South America, and has extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. A so-called ‘country of regions,’ its historical geography is central...