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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 romance is a Spanish narrative ballad that emerged from Spain in the 15th century and was brought to the Americas during the colonial period. The romance became one of the most popular song varieties in Spanish-speaking countries...

Copla

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term copla identifies a vocal genre that is fundamental to the cultural heritage of Spain. Other, broader names, such as Spanish popular song, Andalusian song or folk song, have been used to refer to it, reflecting uncertainties about...

Cuplé

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Cuplé is a type of Spanish popular song performed mostly by women and modeled after Western cabaret music, with public performance in theaters, concert-halls, cafés, cinemas and specially designed buildings. The life of cuplé spanned...