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Isabel Parra

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...Violeta Isabel Cereceda Parra is a folk guitarist and a member of the Parra family whose members have played, and continue to play, a significant part in the Chilean folk music scene. Isabel is the daughter of Violeta Parra, considered one...

Victor Jara

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...The tragic career of Victor Jara positioned him as a martyr for the international community of politically active folk artists. Jara was born near Santiago, Chile in 1932 and worked on a farm with his family at the behest of his father...
...Violeta Parra was a singer-songwriter and guitarist. The “mother of Latin American Folk” pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena, a cultural movement combining song and political activism, while renewing interest for Chilean folk music. Parra...

Tonada Chilena

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Chilean tonada is a lyrical genre of mestizo origin and Hispanic lineage that has been traditionally associated with a feminine quality. The tonada is a strophic monody that is accompanied by one or two strummed guitars...

Cueca

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Cueca is the most popular traditional music genre and dance of Chile. It is also played in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Mexico, where it is called marinera or chilena. Cueca is a mixed partner dance with no body contact. The man follows...

Morenada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Also known as Danza de Morenos (Black Dance), morenada is a popular musical form that is inextricably linked to the dance it accompanies. Although it originated in Bolivia, during the late twentieth century the influence of the morenada...

Quena

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The quena is a vertical notched flute mainly used in South American Andean musical traditions from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, northern Chile, and northern Argentina. It is considered the traditional flute of the Andes. Modern quenas are mostly...

Cueca Chilena

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Widespread throughout Chile, the cueca is traditionally performed by an ensemble including singers, stringed instruments and percussion. The music accompanies a non-embraced couple dance depicting, through swirled handkerchiefs and bodily...

Payada

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 payada is an improvised poetic and musical genre practiced in the Southern Cone regions of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and southern Brazil. It can either be sung as a solo or as a duo accompanied by one or two guitars. Its origins go...

Ranchera (Southern Cone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the Southern Cone, the term ranchera refers to a couple dance in 3/4 meter that originated in Argentina in the 1920s. This genre is unrelated to the Mexican style of the same name (also known as canción ranchera). The ranchera...