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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music


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...Paraguay is one of the only landlocked countries in South America, bordered by Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. Of the population, 95 percent is mestizo and the country has two official languages, Spanish and Guaraní, as a large percentage...

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...


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...