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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


Scholarly Books

...Marcha is the Spanish and Portuguese word for march, a musical genre that has its origins in the music for military bands. European military bands brought to the Americas were responsible for a military band culture that transplanted itself...

Banda de Pífanos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The banda de pífanos (fife and drum band) is a traditional instrumental ensemble that has historically occurred throughout the north-east of Brazil, providing music for both religious and secular occasions of the caboclo (mixed Indian...

Belo Horizonte

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,238,526 (2000) Belo Horizonte was founded in 1898 to replace Ouro Preto (old Vila Rica) as the planned capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Located...