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Latin American Music. Argentina/ Uruaguay. The tango is Argentina’s most famous music. Argentine rock was most popular in the 60s and is still the most popular. Uruguay has similar roots to Argentina. Their folk music is indistinguishable from its Argentine counterpart. Bolivia.
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Argentina/Uruaguay • The tango is Argentina’s most famous music. • Argentine rock was most popular in the 60s and is still the most popular. • Uruguay has similar roots to Argentina. • Their folk music is indistinguishable from its Argentine counterpart.
Bolivia • Bolivian music is most strongly linked to its native population than other South American styles. It’s folk music gradually fused into a more pop-like sound. • Styles greatly vary between regions. • Western Bolivia is traditional/Andean music. • Andean music focuses on telling a story. • Eastern Bolivian music is completely different. Music is usually very fast and festive. Traditional dances are typical of the tropical Amazonian tribes. • South Bolivia is the liveliest music in the country. It’s heavily influenced by Spanish flamenco and Argentine gauchos (cowboys)
Brazil • Brazil is a large, diverse country influenced by African, European, and Amerindian forms. • Developed styles such as choro, sertanejo, brega, frevo, samba, maracatu, bossa nova, and Brazilian rock. • Samba is the best known. • Brazil also has modern/experimental composition like electroacoustic music.
Colombia • Mixture of African, Indigenous, European (especially Spanish), modern American, Caribbean, Cuban, and Jamaican making it very diverse. • Shakira is the most recognized Colombian artist.
Cuba • Salsa is essentially Cuban is stylistic origin, but it also has styles mixed with pop, jazz, rock, and R&B. • One style of Cuban music was from the rural areas of western and central Cuba. It’s like Cuba’s “country” music. • The lyrics are usually about life in the country, love, and sometimes humorous topics especially when dancing’s involved.
Dominican Republic • Street musicians are common through out the country. • Dominicans love to dance.
Ecuador • Influence by African rhythms, traditional Andean music, and indigenous music from the jungle. • The most popular is considered the Pasillo, which originates from the classic Viennese waltz.
El Salvador • Roman Catholicism made a great impact. • Folk songs are also popular. • Modern music includes cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, and reggaeton.
Paraguay • Paraguayan polka is the most popular musical form. • Guarania is one of Paraguay’s own styles.
Venezuela • Venezuela is known for its own salsa, meringue, and distinct joropo and llanero music. • Music varies from region. • The joropo is a form of traditional Venezuelan music all over the country and possesses its own attributes according to region.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_music • http://www.sbgmusic.com/html/teacher/reference/cultures/cuba.html • http://www.boliviabella.com/bolivian-music.html • http://carnaval.com/venezuela/music/ • http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy&hl=en&q=dominican+republic+music&aq=0c&aqi=g-c5&aql=f&oq=&pbx=1&cad=cbv • http://www.hipecuador.com/html/ecuador/culture/ecuadorian_music_dance.htm • http://www.mapsofworld.com/paraguay/culture/music.html • http://www.sbgmusic.com/html/teacher/reference/cultures/cuba.html