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...Nicknamed “La Negra” or “The Black One,” singer Mercedes Sosa was one of the leading figures in the Nueva Cancion movement during the 1960s and 1970s throughout Latin America, together with Violeta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui. She...

Chaya/Vidala Chayera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chaya or vidala chayera is a song form considered typical of La Rioja province in the Andean north-west of Argentina, where it is one of the main attractions of the annual Fiesta de la chaya during Mardi Gras (Carnaval) week...