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...The Colombian vallenato composer Guillermo Buitrago’s output overshadowed his short career: his music became a staple of the country’s Christmas celebrations. Born in Magdalena, Colombia in 1920, Buitrago’s first instrument was the guitar...

Vallenato

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Vallenato is accordion music from the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia. From local and obscure origins, in the last two to three decades of the twentieth century it became the best-selling Colombian style in the country, overtaking...

Monterrey

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,400,000 (2003) Monterrey is the capital city of Nuevo Leon, a state located in the northeastern part of Mexico. The city is an important commercial, financial and industrial center...

Colombia

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 39,309,422 (1999) Colombia is located in the northwestern corner of South America, and has extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. A so-called ‘country of regions,’ its historical geography is central...