Folk Songs of Puerto Rico

Folk Songs of Puerto Rico

produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1971), 42 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description

It’s all about cultural roots: on this record, the presence of the decima (a ballad-like song form often philosophical in nature) and the pasodoble (a fast Spanish dance that introduces a bull fight and the entrance of the bull fighters) reflects the cultural association of the majority Puerto Ricans to their Spanish colonial past. A plena (humorous, satirical song of the "common man") is distinctly Puerto Rican. A guaracha (an old-fashioned Afro-Cuban street dance) ties Puerto Ricans to their Afro-Caribbean heritage.

Content Type
Music recording
Duration
42 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
World, Latin, Caribbean
Label
Folkways Records
Producer
Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007
Release Date
1971
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Puerto Rico
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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