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Son de Pascua

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The son de pascua (literally, Easter son) is a short, joyous piece originally intended to be played during Christmas holidays at Catholic churches in Guatemala, where Easter embraces not only the celebrations of Christ’s resurrection...

Indigenous Hip Hop as Anti-colonial Discourse in Guatemala

Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Guatemala has a long history of racial discrimination against indigenous peoples. Although the population is roughly evenly divided between indigenous (primarily Maya) and non-indigenous, there is a long history of Maya...

Guarimba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The guarimba, also known as seis por ocho (six by eight), is one of the most characteristic marimba dance musics practiced in urban areas of Guatemala by Ladinos (the mestizo, Spanish-speaking population of the country). Guarimba...

Paranda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Paranda (Spanish for ‘binge’ or ‘carousal’) is the popular Latin-American-influenced, male, social-commentary song form of the Garifuna of Central America. Parandas are accompanied on the acoustic guitar and are usually moderate in tempo...

Son Guatemalteco (Son Chapín)

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 son guatemalteco is a dance and music genre of Guatemala. It has its origins in the Hispanic cultures, and it is performed and celebrated among the Ladino population. It is also known as the son chapín (chapín is a nickname...

Marimba

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The marimba is a type of xylophone consisting of wooden bars suspended over a set of resonators and struck with mallets, the marimba first emerged in Latin America during the colonial period. Recreated from diverse African models brought...

Serenata

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

...Serenata is a type of musical performance popular in parts of Latin America, notably Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia, that is intended as a gift or offering to one’s beloved. Traditionally it is done when a man hires a small group...

Guatemala

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Guatemala is a Central American country with an indigenous community of Mayan peoples that comprises more than half of the native population. The traditional music of Guatemala derives from the two distinct cultures of the country...

Sones Guatemaltecos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sones guatemaltecos (Guatemalan sones) constitute a sizeable and varied body of traditional ritual and dance music pieces, which originated in Guatemala during the colonial period of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. They exhibit...

Punta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Punta is the most celebrated of the secular dance-song genres of the Garifuna of Central America. The name punta is also used to describe the duple-meter rhythmic motive, the women’s social commentary song form and the characteristic dance...