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Rumba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Rumba refers to a secular music and dance genre originating in Cuba among the primarily black and mulatto lower classes of Havana and Matanzas. The genre coalesced from the spontaneous and creative intermingling of West African music...

Trova

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Trova is an umbrella term denoting the type of music produced in Cuba by singer-songwriters called trovadores (‘troubadours’). Trovadores are most recognized as singer-guitarists performing love songs, yet the exponents of trova...