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Zapateo

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...Zapateo or zapateado literally means footwork, the alternating of rhythmical patterns of feet movement and stampings of the floor. Lively rhythm punctuation is attained by striking the dancer’s shoes against a hard wooden surface or against...

Jarana

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...The jarana is a musical instrument used in the huasteco and the jarocho Mexican son traditions. The jarana from the Huasteca region (a territory that crosses over the states of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Querétaro...

Bambuco

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...Bambuco is a musical and dance genre from Colombia that was distributed across Venezuela, Cuba, the Yucatán Peninsula, and other Caribbean regions. It is usually written in 3/4 or 6/8 meter or in an alternation of both. Bambuco, which...

Bandola

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...The bandola is a small flat-backed chordophone found mostly in Colombia and Venezuela. Related to the Spanish bandurria—a 12-string chordophone—this instrument has a pear shape and a short neck. Modern Colombian or Andean bandolas have...

Vihuela

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...The vihuela is an old Spanish guitar that was very fashionable during the late 15th and 16th centuries before it was replaced by the guitar. In fact, it is considered the precursor of the modern guitar. Similar to the lute in Europe...

Danzonete

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...Danzonete is a sung danzón, a Cuban musical style that developed from the French contredance that arrived in Cuba around 1798 with the first migratory wave of French refugees fleeing the Haitian Revolution. The first known danzonete...

Tiple

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...The tiple is a small guitar that appears in several countries such as Spain, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Tiple is the Spanish word for treble or soprano, which applies...

Siku

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...Siku is the Aymara term for a panflute made of multiple vertical reed pipes. Tubes are closed at the distal end and they are held together by one or two thin strips of cane or other materials. The instrument has two rows of pipes, each...

Habanera

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

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...Originally a dance called danza habanera, it later became a style of music simply known as habanera that appeared in Cuba at the beginning of the 19th century. Written in a 2/4 meter like the contradanza, the habanera has an introduction...

Cajón

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The cajón is an idiophone or percussive wooden box of Afro-Peruvian origin. The sides and the back of the box use half- to three-quarter-inch thick wood while a thinner sheet of plywood is used for the head or tapa. A 10- or 12-millimeter...