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Antillean Waltz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Antillean waltz originated on the island of Curaçao and is popular today in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Its history begins in the 1880s, when Curaçao’s Dutch began importing a type of German mechanical barrel organ – called...

Viennese Waltz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The Viennese waltz (Wiener Walzer) is a special development within the genus ‘waltz.’ Its origins lie in Vienna, ca. 1820 (over 20 years before the waltzes of Johann Strauss [Jr.] began to appear in the city), and it continues to be popular...

Waltz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Born in the German-speaking countries around the eighteenth century, the waltz is a European dance in 3/4 time that flourished in the nineteenth century first in Paris then in Vienna, where it was closely linked with the rise...
...One of the most iconic figures in Mexican film and music, Pedro Infante was born in 1917, one of fifteen children. As a young man, Infante, whose father was a musician, showed proficiency on strings, wind, and percussion instruments. His...

Scott Joplin

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...Many myths have grown up about Scott Joplin’s early life; however, his impact on American jazz music was singular and rooted. Joplin was born in Texarkana, Arkansas around 1868 to a musical family of railroad workers. Joplin’s mother...

Vals

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The vals is an instrumental and vocal genre that developed in Latin America and that is descended from the European waltz. While the European waltz preserved a characteristic rhythm in three with an accent on the first beat, the Latin...

Música de Carrilera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Also known as música cantinera, guasca, música de despecho or generically just as música popular, música de carrilera (literally, railroad music) is a commercially derived umbrella term coined in the 1950s in Colombia to describe a wide...

French Guiana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 157,000 (1999) Located on the northeastern coast of South America, French Guiana, covering 35,135 sq miles (91,000 sq km), is a geographical anomaly. An overseas department of France, it is the only former colony...

Pasillo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pasillo is an urban musical genre derived from the European waltz and characterized by sentimental lyrics and guitar accompaniment. It is popular in Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica. In Ecuador, the pasillo is considered the musical...

Sweden

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 8,975,670 (2003) Sweden is in the north of Europe, occupying the eastern half of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The country borders Norway to the east and Finland to the northwest, and has an extensive coastline...