Venezuela, Republic of Northern South America, by the Caribbean. Venezuela borders in the west to Colombia, in the south to Brazil and in the east to Guyana. Just off the coast are Trinidad and Tobago and the Netherlands Antilles. Venezuela was part of the Spanish colonial empire, was proclaimed independent in 1811, became part of […]

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Music in Colombia

The folk and popular music Folk and popular music varies within the different regions. Along the Atlantic coast, the influence of Caribbean music is strong, in addition to Spanish styles, also English and French. There are also local African American traditions among descendants of escaped slaves. Along the Pacific coast, music that combines Spanish with […]