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  • n. Plural form of pandeiro.


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  • Plena was originally a narrative style, and its lyrics, which often reflected current political or cultural happenings, could turn the music into an important avenue of communication; its sound was defined by elaborate polyrhythms played on tambourinelike hand drums called pandeiros and augmented by a scraped gourd called a guiro.

    Chicago Reader


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