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Cifra/Estilo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Cifra is a form of solo song with guitar accompaniment that developed among male musicians in the sureño or surero (fertile southern pampa – lowland regions of Argentina and Uruguay) in the nineteenth century, and may still be found...

Rasguido Doble

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Paraguay, where rasguido doble originated in the early twentieth century, the term refers to a song genre. When it spread to Argentina and Uruguay, it became known principally as a music (instrumental or vocal/instrumental) for dancing....

Cielito

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...At the beginning of the nineteenth century the most important popular music genre in Uruguay was the cielito, a dance and song genre of the revolutionary period (1810–25) in 6/8 meter. It was also present on the Argentinian side of the Río...

Galopa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Like the Paraguayan polca, to which it is closely connected in terms of both origin and development, the galopa is a dance which uses a lively rhythm in compound duple meter with sesquialtera or hemiola rhythmic...

Ranchera (Southern Cone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the Southern Cone, the term ranchera refers to a couple dance in 3/4 meter that originated in Argentina in the 1920s. This genre is unrelated to the Mexican style of the same name (also known as canción ranchera). The ranchera...

Marcha Camión

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Marcha camión is one of the rhythmic patterns characteristic of the murgas, popular musical-theatrical ensembles in Montevideo, Uruguay, in their open-air performances during the long Carnival season (see Example 1)....

Milongón

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The milongón forms part of the candombe repertoire of the Afro-Uruguayan Carnival associations, who perform it mostly in popular theaters during the Carnival period in Uruguay (and not, therefore, when marching in parades)....

Murga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Murga is a name given to a musical phenomenon with theatrical elements that is performed in Uruguay and Argentina during the annual Carnival period, and to the groups that perform it. Although the two countries’ traditions share some...

Payada (Décima)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Payada is a practice of improvised solo song, traditional and to some extent current in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, typically taking place as a contest between two singers (payadores) who accompany themselves on the guitar. Décima...