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El Paso, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 585,300; El Paso county – 705, 436 (2002) Lying at the extreme western tip of Texas, El Paso is one of the hubs of the United States’ cultural and economical ties with Mexico. Located just...

San Antonio, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 1,188,500; metropolitan – 1,618,400 (2002) The third-largest city in Texas, San Antonio lies at the head of the San Antonio River in the juncture between the gentle rolling hills of central...

Tejano Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Tejano music is a tradition that emerged among Tejanos (Texans of Mexican descent) in the nineteenth century. By the late twentieth century it consisted of three ensemble types – Conjunto, Banda or Orquesta, and Grupo, each of which has its...

Chicano Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Categorizing ‘Chicano music’ simply in terms of genre or style is problematic; it is preferable to try to understand how in this instance musical expression is tied to the ethnic (Mexican-American) category, and with what results...

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...