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Porros (Music)


  • Here are entered musical compositions. This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For porros for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance.

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    • found: Work cat.: Orquesta Emisoras Fuentes. El palomo blanco [SR] 196-:label (porro)
    • found: Garland enc. of world music:v.2, p. 990 (porro; fast rhythmical Atlantic coastal Colombian musical style for ensemble of gaitas that developed from the cumbia)
    • found: Candelaria, C. Encyclopedia of Latino popular culture, 2004, as viewed in Google books:p. 212 (the porro, a slower version of cumbia with singing, was the first Afro-Colombian genre from La Costa to be adapted to suit international middle- and upper-class tastes. Around 1905 to 1910, brass bands in the region's towns began adapting the porro by adding introductory sections that used the cinquillo (five beat) rhythmic motive of the Cuban danzón, by translating the traditional drum's accents to the cymbals and bass drum by adding contrapuntal melodic lines)
    • found: Waxer, L. Situating salsa, 2002, as viewed in Google books:p. 317 (porro; A variant of cumbia, developed by the town bands of the Atlantic Coast and then further taken up by 1940s and '50s dance bands)
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    • Here are entered musical compositions. This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For porros for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance.
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    • 2009-03-05: new
    • 2009-03-06: revised
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