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Bolero in the United Stateslocked

  • Daniel Party

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An international genre of Latin American popular music. Bolero first developed in the late 19th century as part of the traditional trova style of Santiago de Cuba. A hybrid of criollo and Afro-Cuban music, early bolero was a strongly syncopated duple-meter dance song in binary form. It was performed in a troubadour-like style with two voices in thirds or sixths accompanied with two guitars. José Sánchez composed the first published bolero, “Un beso,” in ...

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Latin American Music Review