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Timbales

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Timbales, also known as pailitas cubanas, pailes, timbaletas and bongó, have a rich history that is closely tied to the settling of the island of Cuba by the Spanish. Like many other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments, these drums...

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Mambo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Mambo is a dance music genre that originated in Havana, Cuba, during the 1940s and developed simultaneously but largely independently in Havana and in the US cities of New York and Los Angeles (both places with large Latin-American...

Chachachá

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chachachá (or cha-cha-chá) is a genre of dance music developed in Cuba in the mid-twentieth century. Its creation is often credited to a single individual – composer, violinist and orchestra director Enrique Jorrin – and although much...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

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....

Latin Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin jazz is a genre of music that blends United States jazz performance, instrumentation and aesthetics with Cuban popular and sacred music percussion instruments, rhythms and improvisation styles. While the term can designate a broad...

Salsa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Salsa is an exuberant pan-Caribbean music and dance form whose trajectory has taken it from cultural integration in the Spanish Americas to adoption by distant countries, where Latin-derived culture has been imported. Originally an urban...

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...