Guajira

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Guajira

 

(or Goajira) a peninsula in northern South America, in Colombia (primarily) and Venezuela. In the southwest it is low lying; in the northeast there are monadnock massifs rising to an altitude of 853 m. The climate and vegetation is tropical semiarid. Livestock raising on permanent pasture is well developed. Salt is mined in the southwest. The northernmost point of South America is located on Guajira—Punta Gallinas (12° 25’ N lat.).

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The group, which grew out of the release of the Grammy Award-winning, best-selling album Buena Vista Social Club in the Nineties, still features many of the original band members, such as musical director and trombonist Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos and trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal.
50 Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus 'Aguaje' Ramos have been thrilling audiences around the world for over 16 years.
The tracks are "En Guantanamo" (3:01), "La Hija de Juan Simon" (3:08), "Tiene Sabor" (3:09), "El Guajiro de Cunagua" (3:05), "Un Brujo en Guanabacoa" (3:04), "El Panquelero" (2:54), "El Huerfanito" (2:57), "El Manisero" (3:13), "La Mulata Rumbera" (3:00), "Yo te Cansa (Na Teresa)" (3:01), "Macarina" (3:00), "Bruca Manigua" (3:38), "La Reina del Guaguanco" (3:11), and "Triste Lucha" (3:25).
It depicted a young Cuban guajiro and two oxen, and was admired by locals not only because of the mural's quality but also because an enclave of Cuban exiles once lived on that block.
Dans El universo social y religioso guajiro (1980), Ways of Knowing : Experience, Knowledge and Power among the Dene Tha (1997), et Extraordinary Anthropology : Transformations in the Field (2007), qu'il a codirige avec Bruce G.
He also thinks it pretty bizarre that I like guajiro music from the countryside.
Ochoa is a guajiro (from the countryside) and a champion of rural Cuban styles such as son and guaracha.
This hot, desert-like region is inhabited by the Wayu, or Guajiro, Indians who lived there long before Europeans first weighed anchor off their coast in 1499.
Under names such as "Generacion Y" (Generation Y) - - the internationally-renowned blog of Yoani Sanchez -or "Retazos" (Snippets) by "El Guajiro Azul" (The Blue Peasant), around 30 blogs touch sensitive themes such as Cuban travel permits, flaws in the health and education systems, political prisoners or daily hardships;
In Jubilo, Ballagas brilliantly brings into play the Other by revisiting the white voice present in Florit's representation of a guajiro wonderland in Tropico and, thus, chooses to further distance himself from the cursory poetics of the negrista poetry he cultivated in his Cuadernos almost two decades earlier.
The shots are predominantly close-ups and middle shots of the various colleagues talking, while their conversation makes reference to places that are truly outside: the postcard from the student living in Paris ("ciudad de ciencia ficcion"), and her colleague, Mercedes, who has resigned her teaching post to go live in the country with a guajiro and raise goats.
They include Guajiro Mirabal, Cachaito Lopez, Manuel Galban and Aguaje Ramos, playing the sort of music you would hear in Cuba's finest clubs and dance halls.