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Jaime Roos

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...Jaime Roos is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is well known for combining contemporary genres such as rock with Uruguayan sounds such as the candombe and milonga. Roos was born Jaime Andrés Roos Alejandro on November...
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...Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart (better known simply as Daniel Viglietti) was a folk singer, guitarist, and political activist in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of the defining artists of Uruguayan pop music and the Nueva Canción (new...

Cifra/Estilo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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 there....

Bandoneón

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The bandoneón is a chromatic free-reed instrument similar to the accordeón and concertina. Originally developed in the Saxony region of Germany around 1850, it is named after Heinrich Band, who first commercialized it. While...

Rasguido Doble

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Galopa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Milongón

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Payada

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The payada is an improvised poetic and musical genre practiced in the Southern Cone regions of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and southern Brazil. It can either be sung as a solo or as a duo accompanied by one or two guitars. Its origins go...

Tango

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Tango is a dance, song, and musical form that emerged in the poor suburbs of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires starting in the late 19th century. By 1913, it had gained popularity in Paris...

Chamarrita/Chimarrita

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chamarrita (also known by other variants, such as shimarrita in Uruguay and, especially, chimarrita in Brazil) is a song-and-dance form for independently embraced couples, common to the sea coast and northeast region of Argentina, Uruguay...