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Nueva trova

Jan Fairley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Cuban song genre. A reinterpretation of trova, the romantic troubadour traditions of the island (which developed from those brought by Hispanic colonizers and immigrants), nueva trova is also closely linked to the Latin American Nueva canción movement. Musically the fundamental elements have been those of the classic troubadour (vocals and acoustic guitar), with songs then interpreted by bands of varying size and style. Songs describe the everyday experience of living; a hallmark is a

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