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...As a musician within Cuba’s neuva trova movement, Pablo Milanés helped to modernize his country’s folk music during the years immediately following the rise of Fidel Castro. Born in the province of Oriente in 1943, Milanés and his family...

Ritmo Orquídea

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In the early 1960s, Venezuelan composer Hugo Blanco created and developed a musical style which he named ‘Orquídea’ (‘Orchid’) after the Venezuelan national flower. Ritmo orquídea (‘Orchid Rhythm’) features the melodic and timbral essence...

Afro-Cuban Music in Senegal

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Afro-Cuban music has served as one of the foundations of numerous African popular musics. However, its impact has proved most pervasive and enduring in the West African nation of Senegal. In the 1990s some Senegalese began to call...
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...Formed at the Baobab Club in Dakar, Senegal, Orchestre Baobab became one of the preeminent dance bands in West Africa during the 1970s. When the club opened in 1970, six members of the Star Band, the house band from the rival Miami Club...

Son

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Originally a nineteenth-century rural form played by poor Afro-Cubans from the east of the island, son became an urban dance music emblematic of Cuban national identity in the first decades of the twentieth century. It is often claimed...

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...

Cali

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,287,819 (2003) Capital of the department of Valle del Cauca, Cali is located in southwest Colombia near the Pacific coast, in a broad valley between the western and central ranges of the Andes Mountains....

Charanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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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...