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Charanga

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The charanga is an instrumental ensemble that embodies the evolution of Cuban music. It has flourished as a distinct type of ensemble since the 19th century and has significantly influenced the development of several national...

Orquesta

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

...Orquesta is a generic Spanish term for the word orchestra. In Latin American popular music, it is often used to describe small to medium instrumental ensembles, which may or may not necessarily have more than one instrument on a part...

Afro

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

...A genre of Cuban popular song with lyrics often featuring black themes, Afro originated in the late 19th century and came out of the tradition of Cuban blackface theater. It reached its height in popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, when...

Flute

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The European transverse flute began as single-piece, six-holed, cylindrical-shaped wooden instruments made from different varieties of wood. The model for the contemporary flute, the Boehm flute, was developed in the 19th century...

Charanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...