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Murgas


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    • found: Work cat.: 792883700: Romano, M. Coordinación ŕtmica : candombe y murga para batería, 2010: p. 51 (traditional murga contains bass drum, snare and cymbals, played by three percussionist; traditional rhythms include marcha camión and the murga candombeada)
    • found: Grove music online, Apr. 24, 2012 (under Uruguay, Traditional and popular music, Mestizo music and instruments: murga is a dramatic form used traditionally during Carnival festivities; during the 'golden age' of the 1940s certain characteristics emerged and were consolidated, including the free use of fashionable tunes with satirical lyrics, delivery with a strong nasal voice, use of mestizo rhythms supported by a bass drum, snare drum, and cymbals, and a repertory of gestures and choreographic movements performed by musicians with painted faces wearing colorful clothes; during the 1960s, a number of popular musicians began to build songs based on the marcha camión, one of its rhythmic patterns, and by the 1990s murga was a successful part of the repertory of popular singer-composers)
    • found: Garland encyclopedia of world music in Music online, Apr. 24, 2012: v. 2 (under Uruguay: a type of theatrical group which performs in Montevideo during Carnival; instrumentation includes bass drum, cymbal, snare drum, and occasionally aerophones; [the word "murga" is used both as the name of the ensemble and the type of music performed by these ensembles])
    • found: Spanish Wikipedia, May 1, 2012 (murga refers to both a choral-theatrical-musical genre and the ensembles which perform it, usually during festivals like Carnival, celebrations, and sporting events; popular in Uruguay, Spain, Argentina and Panama; also performed in Chile and Colombia; chorus with percussion and sometimes with other instruments)
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