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Porro
The porro is a musical style and dance from the Caribbean
Caribbean
region of Colombia. It is a Colombian cumbia rhythm that developed into its own subgenre. It was originally a folkloric expression from the Sinú River area that evolved into a ballroom dance. It is played mostly by brass bands or orchestras, and danced in couples
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Cartagena, Colombia
The city of Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias (Spanish: Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena de Indias
[kaɾtaˈxena ðe ˈindjas] ( listen)), is a major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia
Colombia
in the Caribbean Coast Region. It was strategically located between the Magdalena and Sinú rivers and became the main port for trade between Spain
Spain
and its overseas empire, establishing its importance by the early 1540s. During the colonial era it was a key port for the export of Peruvian silver to Spain
Spain
and for the import of African slaves under the asiento system
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San Pelayo, Colombia
San Pelayo is a town and municipality located in the Córdoba Department, northern Colombia. See also[edit]San Pelayo, Gandara, Samar, PhilippinesReferences[edit](in Spanish) Gobernacion de Cordoba - San Pelayo (in Spanish) San Pelayo official websiteThis Córdoba Department location article is a stub
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Diccionario De La Lengua Española
The Diccionario de la lengua española
Diccionario de la lengua española
(English: Dictionary of the Spanish language), also known as the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (DRAE) (English: Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy),[1] is a dictionary of the Spanish language. It is produced, edited, and published by the Real Academia Española
Real Academia Española
(RAE) (English: Royal Spanish Academy). It was first published in 1780, and subsequent editions have been published about once a decade. The twenty-third edition was published in 2014.Contents1 Origin and development1.1 Editions of the DRAE2 Formats 3 Previous titles 4 Criticism4.1 Inaccuracy 4.2 Pejoratives5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOrigin and development[edit] When the RAE was founded in 1713, one of its primary objectives was compiling a Castilian Spanish
Castilian Spanish
dictionary
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Tango (dance)
Tango
Tango
is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina
Argentina
and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.[2] Early tango was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Today, many forms of tango exist
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Mambo (dance)
Mambo is a Latin dance
Latin dance
of Cuba. Mambo was invented during the 1930s by the native Cuban musician and composer Arsenio Rodríguez,[1] developed in Havana
Havana
by Cachao
Cachao
and made popular by Dámaso Pérez Prado and Benny Moré.Contents1 History of dance
History of dance
form 2 Americanization 3 See also 4 References 5 External links History of dance
History of dance
form[edit] In the late 1940s, Perez Prado
Perez Prado
came up with the dance for the mambo music and became the first person to market his music as "mambo", meaning "conversation with the gods" in the Kongo language, spoken by Congolese. After Havana, Prado moved his music to Mexico, where his music and the dance was adopted. The original mambo dance was characterized by freedom and complicated foot-steps
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Medellín, Colombia
Medellín
Medellín
(Spanish pronunciation: [meðeˈʝin]), officially the Municipality of Medellín
Medellín
(Spanish: Municipio de Medellín), is the second-largest city in Colombia
Colombia
and the capital of the department of Antioquia. It is located in the Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains
Andes Mountains
in South America
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Toto La Momposina
Sonia Bazanta Vides, also known as Totó la Momposina, is a Colombian singer of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descent. She reached international attention with the release of her 1993 album La Candela Viva on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label.[1]Contents1 Family 2 Discography 3 Awards and nominations3.1 Grammy Awards 3.2 Latin Grammy Awards 3.3 Premios Nuestra Tierra4 References 5 External links 6 See alsoFamily[edit] Totó was born in the northern Colombian town of Talaigua Nuevo near Mompox in the Bolívar Department
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El Carmen De Bolívar
El Carmen de Bolivar is a municipality in the department of Bolivar, Colombia, 114 km southeast of Cartagena, in the mountain system of the Serrania de San Jacinto, near the Colombian Caribbean coast.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Political Division2.1.1 Corregimientos3 ReferencesHistory[edit] This area was initially inhabited by the Native American tribes of Malibúes, Farotos and Piletas, was later conquered and colonized by the Spanish naming it sitio de Nuestra Señora del Carmen or "Our Lady of El Carmen site" in 1776 by a Spanish officer named Antonio de La Torre y Miranda and under the orders of Juan de Torrezal Díaz de Pimienta, Governor of Cartagena of Indies. Geography[edit] The municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar is located south of the municipality of San Jacinto, north of the municipality of Ovejas, Sucre west of the municipalities of Zambrano and Córdoba and east of the municipality of San Onofre, Sucre, covering a total area
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Music Genre
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.[1] It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.[2][not in citation given] Recently, academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated.[3] Music
Music
can be divided into different genres in many different ways. The artistic nature of music means that these classifications are often subjective and controversial, and some genres may overlap. There are even varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between genre and form. He lists madrigal, motet, canzona, ricercar, and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op
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Cowbell (instrument)
The cowbell is an idiophone hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music including salsa and infrequently in popular music. It is named after the similar bell historically used by herdsmen to keep track of the whereabouts of cows.Contents1 Origins 2 Tuned cowbells 3 Clapperless cowbells 4 Cowbells in popular music 5 Sports use 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOrigins[edit] Main article: cowbellA set of tuned cowbells.While the cowbell is commonly found in musical contexts, its origin can be traced to freely roaming animals. In order to help identify the herd to which these animals belonged, herdsmen placed these bells around the animal's neck
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Sonora Matancera
La Sonora Matancera
Sonora Matancera
is a Cuban/Afro-Cuban band that played Latin American urban popular dance music. Founded in 1924 and led for more than five decades by guitarist, vocalist, composer, and producer Rogelio Martínez, musicologists consider it an icon of this type of music
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Benny Moré
Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré (24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), known as Benny Moré, was a Cuban singer, bandleader and songwriter. Due to his fluid tenor voice and his great expressivity, he was known variously as El Bárbaro del Ritmo and El Sonero Mayor.[1] Moré was a master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the bolero, son montuno, mambo, and guaracha. Moré formed and led the Banda Gigante, one of the leading Cuban big bands of the 1950s, until his death in 1963.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Conjunto Matamoros
Conjunto Matamoros
and Mexico 2.2 Return to Cuba 2.3 La Banda Gigante3 Final years 4 Awards and recognition 5 Selected discography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] The eldest of eighteen children, Beny Moré (this spelling is Spanish) was born in Santa Isabel de las Lajas in the former province of Las Villas, current Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos
Province, in central Cuba
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Sinú River
Sinú River (Spanish: Río Sinú), is a river in northwestern Colombia that flows mostly through the Córdoba Department and into the Caribbean. The river is the third most important river after the Magdalena River and the Cauca River in the Caribbean Region. It is born in the Antioquia Department, flowing south to north for 415 kilometres (258 mi) until flowing into the Caribbean Sea. The river is navigable for only half of its length, 200 kilometres (120 mi) starting in Montería, the largest city in its basin. Also, this river is the main tourist attraction of Montería decorated with the first avenue when it passes by Montería. Ecology[edit] The river flows through the Sinú Valley dry forests ecoregion.[1] In general, the aquatic fauna shows connections with the Magdalena–Cauca River basin, but also the Atrato River basin. There has been extensive habitat destruction in the region, causing problems to many species in the area
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Brass
Brass
Brass
is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper can vary to create different types of brass alloys with varying mechanical and electrical properties.[1] It is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure. In contrast, bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.[2] Both bronze and brass may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic, lead, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese, and silicon
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