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Charanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

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...Charanga refers to both a Cuban dance music ensemble and the music performed by this ensemble, though given the general promiscuity with which early twenty-first-century charanga ensembles embrace a wide variety of dance genres, the latter...

Pachanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

2

...The pachanga is a fast-paced Cuban dance music that first appeared in 1959 and soon after rode a brief wave of popularity in the dance halls of New York City’s Latin music scene. The pachanga was principally performed by charanga...

Moña

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...Moña is a type of instrumental interlude often found in salsa, customarily appearing after the mambo (the primary instrumental interlude) has been already stated, and like the mambo, the moña is typically inserted between two montuno...

Mozambique

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...The mozambique was arguably the most popular rhythm of 1960s in Cuba, part of a series of dance trends that swept the island nation beginning with the pachanga (1959) and including the dengue, pacá, simale, guachipupa, upa-upa, and pilon...

Danzón

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...The Cuban danzón is a music-and-dance genre that first took hold in the latter part of the 19th century and was derived from the European contradanza (Fr., contredanse), which was already well established as a shared medium of popular...

Montuno

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...The musical term montuno is applied to Cuban music in a variety of ways. Loosely translated as “from the mountains,” montuno refers to the rustic, mountainous region of Oriente, the eastern province of Cuba and birthplace of son. Hence, son...

Religion and Music

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...Though Latin America has long been identified with the rites and rituals of Roman Catholicism, numerous challenges to this dominance in the region have emerged since the beginning of the 12th century. In response to the highly ritualized...

Cuba

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...The Republic of Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean with an estimated population of more than 11 million. The total area of Cuba is 110,860 sq km and it is comprised of more than 1,600 keys, islands, and islets. The main island...