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Seis

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Seis (which literally means ‘six’) is a body of Puerto Rican song and dance that, like its close relative aguinaldo, is one of the backbones of Puerto Rican jíbaro or peasant music. Though much about its origins is obscure, seis...

Aguinaldo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Aguinaldo is one of the two most prominent genres of the rural or jíbaro music of Puerto Rico (the other being seis). It developed from old Spanish villancicos and folías. ‘Aguinaldo’ means ‘gift’ in most Spanish-speaking...

Puerto Rico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,885,877 (2003) Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and bordered on the west by the Mona...