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Compuesto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The compuesto is a Paraguayan storytelling genre set to traditional music. A counterpart to other descriptive balladry practices found throughout Latin America, it became highly popular in Paraguay during the late nineteenth century...

Rasguido Doble

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Paraguay, where rasguido doble originated in the early twentieth century, the term refers to a song genre. When it spread to Argentina and Uruguay, it became known principally as a music (instrumental or vocal/instrumental) for dancing....

Nuevo Cancionero (Paraguay)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Highly cultivated in the 1970s and 1980s and developed in stylistic parallel with the Argentine nuevo cancionero (new songbook) and Chilean nueva canción (new song) which inspired it, the Paraguayan nuevo cancionero movement denounced...

Guarania

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The guarania is a vocal and instrumental urban musical genre created in 1925 by Paraguayan composer José Asunción Flores (1904–72). In that year, while receiving musical training with the Banda de Música de la Policía de la Capital...

Avanzada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Created and developed by Paraguayan composer Oscar Nelson Safuán (1943–2007), the avanzada combines the rhythmic pattern of the Paraguayan galopa with that of the guarania in a 2:1 (galopa/guarania) measure ratio, resulting...

Galopa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Like the Paraguayan polca, to which it is closely connected in terms of both origin and development, the galopa is a dance which uses a lively rhythm in compound duple meter with sesquialtera or hemiola rhythmic...

Polca Paraguaya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Perhaps the best known and most cultivated of all Paraguayan musical forms, the polca paraguaya, or simply polca, is a song and dance genre in compound duple (6/8) meter characterized by its lively, rhythmic drive derived from...

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...

Chamamé

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chamamé is the traditional music and dance of the Argentine littoral. It is deeply rooted in the provinces of Corrientes, Formosa, Chaco, part of Santa Fé, Entre Ríos and Misiones. The genre’s historical background is related to the process...

Nueva Canción

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The music and movement known as nueva canción (or ‘new song’) spans an active period of some 50 years, beginning in the early 1960s, when Latin American and Spanish singers and songwriters (often but not always called cantautores) created...