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Music was obviously important in the human and supernatural worlds of ancient Andean people (see further Dale A. Olsen, Music of El Dorado: The Ethnomusicology of Ancient South American Cultures, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002).
This instrument, known as the charango, is the favorite string instrument of southern Peru and Bolivia; it is used as a solo instrument for courtship, as an accompaniment to singing, and as a member of larger ensembles that often include kena flutes, violins, guitars, drums, and other native and Spanish-derived sound makers.
Physical and musical differences are noticable from Píura and Ancash in the north, Canta and Junín in the central region, to Ayacucho and Cuzco in the south.
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 Music of Bolivia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like most of its neighbors, Bolivia was long-dominated by (A parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power) Spain and its attendant (A particular society at a particular time and place) culture.
The trend towards increased cultural awareness of native music, spirituality and art continued into the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s.
With Bolivian (The traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community) folk music gained popularity throughout the country, Jofré, along with Alfredo Dominguez, Ernesto Cavour, Julio Godoy and Gilbert Favre used traditional music in modified forms to appeal to urban-dwellers and Europeans.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/music_of_bolivia.htm   (363 words)

 Encyclopedia: Music of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Andean music comes from the approximate area inhabited by the Incas prior to European contact.
Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people.
A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in which the party commencing the action, the plaintiff, seeks a legal remedy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Bolivia   (1027 words)

 Andean Nation | Music History
Musically, it was the start of many transformations and the introduction of new instruments never before seen in the Americas.
The highland music of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, northeastern Chile and northwestwern Argentina forms the backbone of Andean folk music.
The music we offer is but a small sampling of the music found in Andean countries.
www.andeannation.com /hist.html   (497 words)

 Bolivia Web - The Largest Bolivian Community on the Web
Detailed weather forecast for the main cities in the country.
We have a new and larger selection of Bolivian music as well as books about Bolivia.
Factoid: Bolivia is one of the top 10 producers of antimony in the world.
www.boliviaweb.com   (232 words)

 Music of Bolivia - Amzp.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The interesting thing about a good retrospective is that it really isn't a collection of 'greatest hits,' but an opportunity for the musician to look again at his (or her) own work and select out the pieces from the past that mean the most now.
Music runs in de Grassi's family; his grandfather was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony and the leader of a string quartet, his father played classical piano and his mother was a jazz fan.
His music hits the core of peace and beauty, highlighting the wonderful sound that the guitar is capable of.
amzp.siterank.org /us/cat/music/1100105855   (3010 words)

 Latin American Music Styles
It is not an easy task to determine the home of a musical variety if you have to choose from more than 20 countries.
Even a native Latin American senses the difficulty, except of course when he has to identify the kind of music which is unique to his home country.
To start it off there is an ID in Quichua followed by a music cut, at the end of which the signal faded down.
home.swipnet.se /gersnaes/henriks/lamusic.html   (2065 words)

 NPR - All Things Considered: Bolivia's Astonishing Childhood Death Rate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the city of El Alto just north of La Paz, community activist Libertad Navia goes block by block, encouraging people to go to the clinic for prenatal care, nutrition counseling and vaccines for their children.
But Navia says many people in El Alto, especially members of Bolivia's native Indian tribes, are relucant to go to government-run clinics where they may face unfamiliar Western medical practices, disdainful doctors and discriminatory treatment.
Palca rode with Ned Olney, executive director of Save the Children in Bolivia, to a village 120 miles south of La Paz to check on a promising childhood nutrition program.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2001/apr/010402.bolivia.html   (332 words)

 Andean Music,Musica Andina,El Condor Pasa,Bolivia,Colombia,Peru,Argentina,Ecuador,Venezuela,Paraguay,Chile
I hope you'll be inspired to look further into the music and other sociocultural facets of the Andes region and South America in general.
Ironically, it was inspired by the explorer voyages of the 15th century, which had sad dire consequences for indigenous populations of the day.
If you'd like to buy this music in full CD stereo, you can search for artists, titles, and regions on BarnesandNoble, Amazon, eBay, on general search engines, and of course at stores in your locality in the International Music section.
boleadora.com /andes.htm   (580 words)

This double album presents two hours of authentic music mainly from Bolivia, accompanied on various pan flutes, charango (10-stringed small "guitar" made from the carapace of an Armadillo), bombo (drum) and some percussion instruments.
The music of Ukamau has its roots in the cultures of the Quechua tribe and the older Aymara kingdom which lay within the boundaries of present day Bolivia.
The European music of the Spanish conquistadors was assimilated by the Indians without relinquishing their ancient, original culture.
www.arcmusic.co.uk /english/e12.html   (883 words)

 VisionChile - Music of Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the very heart of Chilean music is the Cueca, a courting dance for couples, both of whom make a great play with a handkerchief waved aloft in the right hand.
In the north of the country the music is Amerindian and closely related to that of Bolivia.
In the south the Mapuche nation, the once greatly feared and admired "Araucanos", who kept the Spaniards and Republicans at bay for four hundred years, have their own songs, dance songs and magic and collective dances, accompanied by wind instruments like the great long trutruca horn, the shorter pifilka and the kultrun drum.
www.visionchile.com /musica.html   (666 words)

 Teaching Spanish Through Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Peruvian Musical Corner - "The Spaniards brought and spread in Perú beautiful and original Christmas Carols, with the generic name of "Villancicos".
Music of Bolivia - A large collection of Bolivian music in Real Audio and Media Player formats.
The lyrics are provided for many of these and, in many cases, a sound file with a short excerpt from the song as well.
www.caslt.org /research/musicsp.htm   (542 words)

 bolivia music and other bolivia related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Bolivia music is still played in the old ways, and the reed flutes and...
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www.nethorde.com /bolivia/bolivia-music.html   (356 words)

Explorers and interpreters of traditional musics from South America's high mountains, Andean music specialists Edmond Badoux and Francy Vidal form the duo Chaskinakuy.
Traversing musical territory from Ecuador to Argentina on an extraordinary collection of regional wind, string and percussion instruments, Chaskinakuy's performances offer a refreshing aural and visual experience.
Together, the trio explores the seldom heard repertories of music for the Andean harp, flutes and strings, and charts new territory for Andean music lovers.
www.chaskinakuy.com   (188 words)

 Music in Bolivia
BOLIVIA - Llapaku - Musical group composed by four Bolivian musicians from the Altiplano - Musique des Andes, musiciens boliviens, instruments traditionnels acoustiques...
BOLIVIA - Historia del Charango - History of the charango written by Bolivian musician Ernesto Cav - CHARANGO HISTORIA DEL CHARANGO POR ERNESTO CAVOUR A. BOLIVIA - Anthem - Pando - Himno Departamental de Pando - Bolivia, Letra: Walter fernández C. - Música: Fortunato D. Uribe.
BOLIVIA - Music of Bolivia - RealAudio and Media Player formats - Collection of Bolivian music in Real Audio format, Andean Music by Llajta, the Bolivian Educational and Cultural Network...
www.kasbah.com /vitalstats/entertainment/music/bolivia_bolivia_1.htm   (503 words)

 Bolivia grants province concession on autonomy - The Washington Times: World - January 30, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — Leaders of an autonomy drive in Bolivia's largest province Friday won concessions from President Carlos Mesa that clear the way for them to eventually choose their own provincial leaders.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia's commercial capital, is home to some of the country's most prominent oil, sugar and soybean companies.
The region's governor and other officials are now appointed by La Paz, a power local officials say they want as part of greater regional control over the finances and government of Santa Cruz.
www.washtimes.com /world/20050129-103822-2312r.htm   (444 words)

 Gato Barbieri - Bolivia/Under Fire: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Latin America series, it is Barbieri's Flying Dutchman sides, in particular the two albums featured on this excellent two-fer from BMG's Bluebird subsidiary, that tell the tale.
Bolivia [+] and Under Fire [+] feature the talents of John Abercrombie [+], Airto, Stanley Clarke [+], Bernard Purdie [+], Roy Haynes [+], Mtume [+], Lonnie Liston Smith [+], and others in their articulation of soul-jazz, Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz, and Brazilian melodic sensibilities.
Their dynamics are spacious and spacy; their lush presentations are not overly slick and are full of radical harmonic developments and an intricate interaction between front-line and percussion instruments as equals in the melodic idiom.
music.com /release/bolivia_under_fire/1   (310 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Aymaran Music, Bolivia
The Aymara people inhabit the high plateau region near Lake Titicaca, which borders both Peru and Bolivia.
Because the Aymara were conquered and absorbed by the Inca Empire about the late 15th century, much of the music of this group is based around the Incan pentatonic (five-tone) scale.
This example, taken from a composition called “Song of the Condor,” illustrates the combination of traditional Aymaran music with European stringed instruments.
encarta.msn.com /media_461564466/Aymaran_Music_Bolivia.html   (138 words)

 Music of Bolivia - Amzp.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A work of quiet sophistication and subtle pleasures (including a jazz-tinged take on a cartoon character's theme music, off all things), guitarist Alex de Grassi's Bolivian Blues Bar is another collection of understated excellence from a fingerstyle specialist admired for his inquisitive musical nature.
On the CD, De Grassi takes music from the 1930's through the 1950's and adds a touch of folk and blues to a jazz rendition of these old tunes.
The music here is the best i have ever heard the sort of music when you have had a nasty day at work you come home and put your feet up its the most relaxing thing on this earth you have to try it to love it
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 Arpay: Andean Music from South America with Christian message   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thanks to its musical flexibility (being so adaptable and tunable in so great a variety of ways), it holds a position of substantial prominence.
Not to be mistaken for the European panflute, the siku (in Quechua and Aymara) or zampoña (in Spanish), is a cane panpipe native to the highlands surrounding lake Titicaca, between Perú and Bolivia.
Usually, there is a row of six pipes, called the ira, and one of seven, known as the arca.
www.arpay.com   (354 words)

 An Overview of Quechua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It does have some outposts low down in the Amazon basin (in Colombia, Ecuador, northern Peru and Bolivia), though most of these are due to fairly recent migration of Quechua-speakers from the Andes, and generally date from recent decades or at most centuries, after the Spanish conquest.
The II dialects are split north and south by the I dialects in the middle.
Indeed, the situation as I have described it prevails in Peru, but in Bolivia and Ecuador its status is much improved of late, thanks to the success of indigenous movements.
www.shef.ac.uk /q/quechua/i_ABOUT.HTM   (2801 words)

 Bolivia Web - Arts & History
Summary of Bolivia's history from the U.S. Library of Congress.
Bolivia Web invites you to take a look at our collection of Bolivian Poets and some samples of their outstanding work.
Musical group composed by four Bolivian musicians from the Altiplano.
www.boliviaweb.com /art.htm   (600 words)

 bolivia sheet music - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
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 Bolivian - Bolivia Times
a blog about bolivia from the perspective of a bolivian-american Finding Bolivian movies in Bolivia is quite a feat, as most teenagers and most adults,
Bolivia, Music, Bolivian, Musica, Música, Media Player, Real Player, Andes, Andean, Andina, Llajta.Org Home Page - Bolivian Educational and Cultural Network.
Bolivia Times provides latest Bolivian World News from the most comprehensive global news network on the internet.
bolivian.okeysearch.com   (248 words)

 Computer Music in Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This archive is part of El Camino de Silicio, a computer music network to promote computer music in the Americas.
Villalpando is the pioneer of the electroacoustic music in Bolivia.
Bengt Packalen (?) (bengt-p@p1.sr.se) is a contemporary music composer of chamber music.
www.willshare.com /bobw/bolivia.html   (62 words)

 Resources for Ms. Triffo's Music of Spanish Speaking Countries Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a glossary of definitions and explanations of words and terms used in world music.
Argentina is home to many types of music, and the tango is probably the best known.
Tejano music originates on the Texas-Mexico border, and reflects the cultures on both sides of the border.
dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us /latmus.html   (532 words)

 Music of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musical instruments of Bolivia and methods to play them
Grupo Aymara: "Concierto en los Andes de Bolivia" 1.
Music of Bolivia by type: Carnaval · Charango · Cumbia, salsa · Folklore (in general) · Guitar · INDEX · Instrumental · Rock - Rap · Tarija · Tropical · Typical dances · Many groups · Zampoña
www.libreriaboliviana.com /musica/musicadebolivia2.html   (217 words)

 Latin Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Andean Music,Musica Andina,El Condor Pasa,Bolivia,Colombia,Peru,Argentina,Ecuador,Venezuela,Paraguay,Chile
I've inserted this bit of nonsense by me. I found the words (no music) in a book and they were so outrageous, I felt moved to make up a tune in a style vaguely of the north coast of South America.
Our Colombian member was studying music at London University and brought to a rehearsal a book in which he had found an Ecuadorean theme - just one line of music containing the basic tune, but we liked it and made this arrangement.
I found the words (no music) in a book and decided they fitted nicely into the rhythm of the Argentina vidala and this is the result.
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