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Coros de Clave

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Coros de clave, literally ‘clave choirs,’ were ambulatory choral groups that would circulate in the streets of the western Cuban cities of Havana and Matanzas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly during...

Teatro Danzante Cocolo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the Dominican Republic, cocolo is a term for black migrant workers from the anglophone Lesser Antilles, including St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and others. Tens of thousands of cocolos were...

Congos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A distinctive and localized variant of Dominican long-drum music (palos), congos are played at funeral rites and the annual patron saint festivities of the black cofradia (religious brotherhood) of Espíritu Santo, situated just...

Son de Pascua

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The son de pascua (literally, Easter son) is a short, joyous piece originally intended to be played during Christmas holidays at Catholic churches in Guatemala, where Easter embraces not only the celebrations of Christ’s resurrection...

Guantánamo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 206,831 (1998) Guantánamo is the capital city of the easternmost province of Cuba, also named Guantánamo. The word Guantánamo means in the aboriginal Taino language ‘land between rivers.’...

Hip-hop (Introduction)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pairing of ‘hip-hop’ with ‘Latin America and the Caribbean’ may conjure a contemporary version of what cultural studies scholar Dick Hebdige (1987) called ‘cut ‘n’ mix’ (since 2004, for example, reggaeton, a hybrid of rap, reggae...

Méringue (Mereng)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Méringue (French), or mereng in Haitian Kreyòl, is an iconic Haitian music genre that developed from the legacy of social dance in the Caribbean in the nineteenth century. Its long history and popularity among diverse social strata has led...

Indigenous Hip Hop as Anti-colonial Discourse in Guatemala

C. S. Way Lyndon

Lyndon C. S. Way is Associate Professor of media and communications at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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McKerrell Simon

Simon McKerrell is Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at Newcastle University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Guatemala has a long history of racial discrimination against indigenous peoples. Although the population is roughly evenly divided between indigenous (primarily Maya) and non-indigenous, there is a long history of Maya...
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...Bob Marley’s group, the Wailers, evolved out of previous projects and became the most important reggae touring act of the 1970s, bringing the Jamaican musical form to audiences around the globe. Originally a doo-wop-tinged ska group known...