Latin American music

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Latin American music beginning of Latin American music. At the time, parts of Spain were controlled by the Moors of North Africa, who tolerated many ethnic groups. These people, like the Roma, Jews and Spanish Christians, each had their own styles of music, as did the Moors, that contributed to the early evolution of Latin music. Many Moorish instruments were adopted in Spain, for example, the North African nasal, high-pitched singing style and frequent use of improvisation also spread to all the peoples of Iberia, as did the Roma vocal trill that characterizes Romani music. From continental Europe, Spain adopted the French troubadour tradition, which by the 16th century was a major part of Spanish culture. Both ethnic Spaniards and Moors contributed to the troubadour tradition, which spawned the décima song form, which features ten lines of eight syllables each. The décima format remains an important part of Latin music, appearing in corridos, bolero, and vallenato.


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