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Rondador

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 rondador is a member of the family of Andean Panpipes, primarily found in Ecuador (where it is considered the national instrument) and Northern Peru. The design of the rondador is a single-rowed, rafted series of pipes of differing...

Música Rocolera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Música rocolera is a term widely used in Ecuador to refer to a style of music associated with drunkenness, violence and a stigmatized working-class population. It emerged in the 1970s in the aftermath of the massive rural-to-urban migration...

Pasacalle

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Popular in the coastal and highland regions of Ecuador, the pasacalle emerged in the 1940s as a song-dance genre of mestizo (mixing of Spanish and Amerindian cultures) origin. Almost every city in Ecuador has a pasacalle dedicated to it,...

Música Montubia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The music of the coastal peasants in Ecuador, música montubia, survives in folkloric renditions performed by professional dance groups. This term is collective and embraces a number of smaller musical genres popular in the nineteenth...

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...

Sanjuanito

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The sanjuanito or sanjuán is a song-dance genre of pre-Hispanic origin popular throughout the highland region of Ecuador. In the northern highland province of Imbabura, the sanjuanito is performed during the Inti Raymi festivity (summer...

Yumbo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The yumbo is an indigenous musical genre and ritual dance of pre-Inca origin from the eastern slopes of the Andean mountains in Ecuador. It is also popular in the mid-highland region, especially in the provinces of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi...

Música de Marimba (Colombia and Ecuador)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...‘Música de marimba’ is a general term used to refer to a group of Afro-Colombian and Ecuadorian traditional musical genres, specifically those practiced along, and identified with, the coastal strip running through southern Colombia...

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...

Ecuador

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Ecuador is located on the western side of South America, bordered by Colombia and Peru. The equator passes through the country, which is geographically diverse, as it has both a mountainous Andean region and Amazonian rainforest...