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...The salsa musician Willie Colón incorporated the aesthetics of Nuyorican culture into his music, which led to a career of social activism. Colón was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1950; both of his parents had come to the United...

Aguinaldo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Aguinaldo is one of the two most prominent genres of the rural or jíbaro music of Puerto Rico (the other being seis). It developed from old Spanish villancicos and folías. ‘Aguinaldo’ means ‘gift’ in most Spanish-speaking...

Latin Boogaloo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin boogaloo was a sub-genre of Afro-Cuban dance music that originated in New York City in 1966. It was a deliberately hybrid genre, based on American pop and R&B rhythms and arranged with Latin instrumentation, often utilizing English...

Salsa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Salsa is a popular Latin dance music that has roots in Cuban music and blends a wide variety of Latin American popular and folkloric forms with influences from jazz and American popular music. The accompanying dance is highly stylized...

Puerto Rico

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,885,877 (2003) Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles, situated between the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and bordered on the west by the Mona...

The Caribbean Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: ca. 39,700,000 (2001) The Caribbean Islands comprise an archipelago of 14 distinct countries and several more US and European protectorates. In some respects, the islands are best regarded culturally...