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Ecuador

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Ecuador is located on the western side of South America, bordered by Colombia and Peru. The equator passes through the country, which is geographically diverse, as it has both a mountainous Andean region and Amazonian rainforest...

Guayaquil

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,985,379 (2001) Guayaquil, the largest and most populous city in Ecuador, is located on the Guayas River in the coastal region. Being Ecuador’s main port, it is also...

Pasillo

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The pasillo is a Latin American variant of the vals that is especially popular in Colombia and Ecuador, though the genre has enjoyed success throughout the years from Mexico to Argentina. It was cultivated during the colonial period among...

Costa Rica

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Costa Rica is a Central American country with a population comprised largely of the descendants of European immigrants. The largest ethnic minorities in Costa Rica are African (2% of the four million inhabitants) and American Indian (1...

Cali

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,287,819 (2003) Capital of the department of Valle del Cauca, Cali is located in southwest Colombia near the Pacific coast, in a broad valley between the western and central ranges of the Andes Mountains....

Pasillo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pasillo is an urban musical genre derived from the European waltz and characterized by sentimental lyrics and guitar accompaniment. It is popular in Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica. In Ecuador, the pasillo is considered the musical...

Música de Carrilera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Also known as música cantinera, guasca, música de despecho or generically just as música popular, música de carrilera (literally, railroad music) is a commercially derived umbrella term coined in the 1950s in Colombia to describe a wide...

Medellín

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,955,753 (2003) Capital of Colombia’s department of Antioquia, which is located in the central Andean region, Medellín was politically and culturally the dominant center of Spanish settlement...

Costa Rica

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,089,609 (2002) Costa Rica is located in Central America, sharing a border with Panama to the southeast and Nicaragua to the northwest. Like those two countries it has a Caribbean coastline to the north...

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...