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—Rodven (Venezuela)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A Venezuelan record company, Rodven has been a market leader in merengue, salsa and Latin popular music. With locally produced music more popular than international popular music in Venezuela, Rodven has had a substantial share...
...One of the most iconic figures in Mexican film and music, Pedro Infante was born in 1917, one of fifteen children. As a young man, Infante, whose father was a musician, showed proficiency on strings, wind, and percussion instruments. His...

Mazatlán

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city - 327,989 (2000); metropolitan area - 380,509 (2000) Located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Mazatlán lies at latitude 23.2°N, about 20 miles (30 km) south...

Canción Ranchera/Ranchera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The genre commonly called canción ranchera (‘country song’), or simply either canción or ranchera, is regarded as Mexico’s quintessential popular music genre. Although this type of song goes back to the mid-1800s, the term was first coined...

Culiacán

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city - 540,823 (2000); metropolitan area - 745,537 (2000) Originally named La Villa de San Miguel, Culiacán was founded in 1531. It has been the capital of the state of Sinaloa since 1873, when the state...

Mexico City

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: metropolitan area - 18,100,000 (2000) Mexico City is founded on the site of the former capital of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan, subdued in 1521 by Hernando Cortés. Despite the devastation wrought...

Guadalajara

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,677,531 (2000) ‘Guadalajara on a plain, México City in a lake.’ That is the opening line of ‘Me he de comer esta tuna,’ a song made famous by Jorge Negrete (1988). Indeed, Guadalajara sits in the middle...

Mexico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 104,907,991 (2003) According to legend, when Spanish authorities asked Hernán Cortés to describe Mexico, the conquistador crumpled up a piece of paper and placed it on the table. Mexico is defined by its mountains....

Bolero

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...