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Paraguay: Modern and Contemporary performance practice

Krüger, S (2019) Paraguay: Modern and Contemporary performance practice. In: Sturman, JL, (ed.) Sage International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Sage. ISBN 978-1483317755

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Contemporary performance practice in Paraguay is inextricably linked to the guitar and diatonic harp, which are used widely in performances of folkloric music traditions, pop and commercial, classical, rock and jazz music. Much folkloric music is based on the polca paraguaya and guaránia performed by traditional conjuntos during festivals and touristic events, but there is a trend among young urban Paraguayans to prefer pop and commercial music. Classical music performance is dominated by the classical guitar repertoire of Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944) beside performances of symphonic orchestral music, chamber music, and opera. Rock music is widely enjoyed in urban centres with a growing number of festivals and live performances by international artists alongside a thriving local rock paraguayo scene that also includes experimental and fusion music. There also exists a small vibrant jazz community in Paraguay.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Sage
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 09:40
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 20:44
Editors: Sturman, JL
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/530
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