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Guantánamo

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Changüí

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Changüí is a music and dance genre deeply rooted in the customs and lifestyles of Cuba. Changüí originated in Guantanamo, the eastern province of the country, and can refer to the music, the dance, or the instrumental ensemble.The changüí...

Marímbula

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

...The marímbula is a Cuban thumb piano used by early changüí and son groups primarily as a bass function within an ensemble. The instrument consists of a large wooden resonating box with one to several holes in the front. Across the front...

Nengón

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Nengón is a music and dance genre that has its geographical origins in the coffee-growing regions of Oriente (Eastern Cuba) particularly in Baracoa and in other rural areas of the Guantánamo province. The genre is also performed in areas...

Changüí

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Changüí is a music and dance genre primarily performed in the city of Guantánamo, Cuba and throughout the rural regions of the province such as Yateras, Manuel Tames, El Salvador and Las Cidras, among many others. To a lesser extent...

Cuba

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,237,000 (2001) The Republic of Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is located at the western end of the region, in the Greater Antilles. It is strategically situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico...