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Zamba

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...A folkloric dance and song form most closely associated with the Tucumán and Santiago del Estero provinces in northwest Argentina, the zamba is a derivative of the 18th-century zamacueca. While the zamacueca was originally a salon dance...

Argentina

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...Argentina is a South American country bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. Despite its location in southern South America, Argentina has been strongly influenced by European music and culture due to an influx...

Bombo

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

2

...In Spanish, the term bombo can refer generally to any large, low-pitched drum from the concert bass drum or kick drum on a drum set to various folkloric drums found from the Caribbean to the Southern Cone. In the context of Latin American...

Chacarera

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The chacarera is a musical style from the northwest region of Argentina that is danced by nonembracing couples (parejas sueltas). Like the Argentine zamba and the Peruvian zamacueca and its derivatives, the chacarera is a criollo genre...

Milonga

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...An African-derived word native to the Río de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay, milonga can refer to a number of interrelated concepts: an improvisatory song form, of which exist distinct rural and urban versions; a lively couples...

Cuarteto (Argentina)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...Cuarteto is a popular dance music style from Córdoba, Argentina. Its most distinguishing musical feature is a characteristic rhythmic pattern played on the piano or electronic keyboard and bass, which is onomatopoetically called...

Bandoneón

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The bandoneón is a chromatic free-reed instrument similar to the accordeón and concertina. Originally developed in the Saxony region of Germany around 1850, it is named after Heinrich Band, who first commercialized it. While...

Tango

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

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...Tango is a dance, song, and musical form that emerged in the poor suburbs of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires starting in the late 19th century. By 1913, it had gained popularity in Paris...