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...A second-generation interpreter of Argentine folk music, Peteco Carabajal helped bring the form into the modern era. Born in the Argentine province of Santiago del Estero in 1954, Carabajal’s father was considered to be the “Father...

Chacarera

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...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...

Rasgueado

George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Rasgueado is a right-hand strumming technique. Derived from techniques on the Spanish guitar (especially flamenco music), the use of rasgueado in Latin American music gives much flavor and color to the music. There are many different...

Sesquiáltera

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...From the Latín sesquialter, sesquiáltera refers to the ratio of three and two. In music, the sesquiáltera or hemiola, literally seis que altera (six that alternate), is a combination of groupings of two or three pulses played by the same...

Salta

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 462,668 (2001); metropolitan area – 469,192 (2001) Situated 1,000 miles (1,616 km) northwest of Buenos Aires, Salta is the capital city of a province of the same name...

Chacarera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chacarera is a song form with associated dance identified with the province of Santiago del Estero in the center/north-west of Argentina. Its origins are unclear: it emerges in the late nineteenth century in the west and north-west...

Buenos Aires

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: central city – 2,904,000 (1998); metropolitan area – 12,020,000 (1998) Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata (the River Plate). Buenos Aires...

Argentina

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 38,740,807 (2003) Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, shares with Chile and Uruguay the triangle-shaped southern tip of the continent. Along its 4,500 km (2,796 miles) from the Bolivian...