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Fado

Portuguese; means fate; gives voice to nostalgia for the country left behind.

Ex: Fado lisboeta

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Saudade

Feeling of longing or yearning

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Mexican American corrido

Ex: Gregorio Cortez (hero corrido)
Ballad that conveys memories of places, people, and events.

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Gregorio Cortez

He shot and killed the sheriff and basically rebelled against law enforcement

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Khoomi

Tuvan threat singing

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Kagyraa

Lower throat singing

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Sygyt

Higher throat singing

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Katajjaq

Inuit vocal game; strong pulse

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Agbadza

Ewe song and dance; Accra Ghana

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Atumpan

Drum used in agbadza in Accra Ghana

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Apartheid

Literally separation; the official laws of racial segregation enforced in South Africa until 1990

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Bar mitzvah

Held when a boy turns 13 and officially becomes an adult - related to the Pizmon

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Bateria

Instrument ensemble used to accompany capoeira

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Berimbau

Musical bow used to accompany capoeira

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Capoeira

Afro Brazilian dance that combines elements of martial arts

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Contrafactum

A song in which new text is set to a borrowed or preexsisting melody

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Cultural revolution (china)

Decade of social and political upheaval initiated by Mao Zedong

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Diaspora

People living outside their historic homeland who maintain memories of and attachments to their place of origin

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Ge'ez

Ethiopian Christian liturgical language or a mode in Ethiopian Christian ritual music

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Indian days

Annual Native American intertribal gatherings that feature social and competitive events during the days and powwow ceremonies in the evenings

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Layali

In Arab vocal music an improvisation to introduce a song and establishes the maqam in the rest of the piece

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Melekket

The notational signs in Ethiopian Christian chant derived from ge'ez language characters, each representing a short melody, can refer to one sign or to the entire language

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Muyu

Genre of traditional Chinese vocal music whose text deals with the concerns of everyday life

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Ululation

A vocal sound of joy or celebration commonly produced by women in Africa and the Middle East

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Vihuela

Small strummed folk guitar, used in the mariachi ensemble

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Ru

Vietnamese lullaby

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Bandoneon

Type of accordion used in tango

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Pipa

Chinese plucked lute

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Erhu

Chinese bowed lute

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Tabla

2 piece North Indian membranophone

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Long song

Mongolian song and its vocal style with a dramatically wide range