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Dande

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The dande (dan-day) is a New Year’s greeting in the Caribbean island of Aruba with musical accompaniment performed by groups of traveling musicians who are also called ‘dandes.’ A form unique to Aruba, with roots stretching back...

Calipso Venezolano

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Calipso venezolano is a style of music used for the Carnival celebrations in Venezuela. The name calipso principally indicates the music that originated from the town of El Callao in the state of Bolívar in the south-east of the country –...

Onda Nueva

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Onda nueva (‘New Wave’) is a Venezuelan musical genre created in the early 1970s by noted composer and arranger Aldemaro Romero (1928–2007). The appearance of onda nueva was circumstantial: during the recording...

Fusión (in Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Fusión and música de fusión are umbrella terms used in Venezuela to denote new compositions by popular music artists and groups who use elements from folk music without producing a recognizable traditional folk piece, and in which formal...

Merengue Venezolano

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The merengue venezolano is a twentieth-century dance music from Venezuela, with a characteristic attractive rhythm. It is a completely different genre from the merengue of the Dominican Republic in the way of its tempo, rhythm, instruments,...

Décima

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The décima, a poetic form developed in Spain in the 1500s and brought to Latin America during the Conquest, consists of stanzas of ten octosyllabic lines. In the Hispanic Americas, décima is also known as espinela in recognition...

Joropo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Joropo is a folkloric and popular genre with many regional variants, widespread throughout Venezuela and the Colombian plains. It is performed at rural dance festivals where friends and relatives come together to enjoy joropo music...

Ritmo Orquídea

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the early 1960s, Venezuelan composer Hugo Blanco created and developed a musical style which he named ‘Orquídea’ (‘Orchid’) after the Venezuelan national flower. Ritmo orquídea (‘Orchid Rhythm’) features the melodic and timbral essence...

Gaita (Venezuela)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Venezuela, gaita is a term used most commonly for a genre of Christmas-season party songs that address history and geography, regional pride, religious devotion and political protest. The word itself is related to the terms for various...

Tamunangue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tamunangue is a secular music and dance cycle that takes place in a folk religious context in the Western State of Lara, Venezuela. It is connected with the adoration of Saint Anthony. This genre has hardly figured in the commercial music...