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Marímbula

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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...The marímbula is a Cuban thumb piano used by early changüí and son groups primarily as a bass function within an ensemble. The instrument consists of a large wooden resonating box with one to several holes in the front. Across the front...

Pregonero

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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...The term pregonero is used in Latin American popular music to refer to a lead singer or caller in a group. The term is used regularly in the genre of the son jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico, and occasionally in Cuban popular music to refer...

Guajira

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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...The guajira is a genre of Cuban popular song whose stylistic roots originated from the broader complex of musica guajira or country or peasant music, which was cultivated among the campesinos (farmers or rural peasants) in the Cuban...

Güiro

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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...The güira and güiro are the names given to a range of Latin American percussion instruments of the scraper variety. Güiros are cylindrical notched idiophones that are made in many different sizes, but most are roughly about a foot in length...

Rondador

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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...The rondador is a member of the family of Andean Panpipes, primarily found in Ecuador (where it is considered the national instrument) and Northern Peru. The design of the rondador is a single-rowed, rafted series of pipes of differing...

Gwo ka (Gwoka)

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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ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...Gwo ka refers to a kind of folkloric drum music from Guadeloupe, which was originally associated with léwòz performance, but later found itself appropriated by popular musicians as an emblem of national identity in the 1970s. The léwòz...

Polka

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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ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The polka is a dance of Bohemian origin, popular in much of Latin America since it was imported by Central European immigrants in the 19th century. It is performed in a moderately fast tempo in binary 2/4 rhythm, often employing an inverted...

Cencerro

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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...The cencerro is an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument played in popular music ensembles. It is essentially a cowbell that has had its clapper removed. It is generally played with a wooden or metal stick, and depending on how and where...

Marcha

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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...Marcha is the Spanish and Portuguese word for march, a musical genre that has its origins in the music for military bands. European military bands brought to the Americas were responsible for a military band culture that transplanted itself...

Romance

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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...The romance is a Spanish narrative ballad that emerged from Spain in the 15th century and was brought to the Americas during the colonial period. The romance became one of the most popular song varieties in Spanish-speaking countries...