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Peru

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Peru is a country located in Western South America between Chile and Ecuador that also borders the South Pacific Ocean. Its population is a diverse combination of Amerindians (45%), mestizos (37%), and whites (15%), as well as blacks...

Huayno

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The huayno is a popular song and dance form indigenous to the Andean region of Peru. It features a fast and upbeat duple meter. Traditional ensembles involve Western and native instruments such as violin, trombone, charango, and quena...

Ayacucho

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 144,700 (2003) Ayacucho, capital city of the department that shares its name, is situated 300 miles (480 km) southeast of Lima in the Peruvian Andes. Though commercial ties...

Chicha

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term chicha is generally applied to a style drawing upon Peruvian huayno music, Colombian cumbia, and occasionally other Caribbean or Andean idioms, performed using electric instrumentation and ‘tropical’ percussion. Also...

Huayno

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The huayno – or huayño in Bolivia – is one of the most popular musical genres in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. This musical form is often represented as a fusion of Inca and Spanish elements, although current huaynos are also influenced...

Carnavalito

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The carnavalito, also known as carnavalito jujeño, is a music and popular dance form from the north-west of Argentina that is intimately linked to the vernacular ancestral celebration of Carnival. In the summer, especially in the north...

Arequipa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 734,000 (2002) Arequipa, capital city of the department that shares its name, is the country’s second-largest city and the commercial center of southern Peru. Refounded by the Spanish in 1540...

Chaya/Vidala Chayera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Banda de Bronce

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Music for bandas de bronce (brass bands) is found in many town squares throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, for example in Mexico, Cuba, Peru and Bolivia. Many of the bands are municipal bands, such as Mexico’s Zapotec...

Peru

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 28,409,897 (2003) Peru occupies a territory twice the size of the US state of Texas. It has vast cultural diversity and many different geographical milieus (a coast, highlands and tropical forest). Since its...