Latin American hymnody, USA
A new Christian hymnology has risen in Latin America and in many communities in the US, among Roman Catholics and Protestants alike. It has roots in Latin folk and popular music, and most of the time reflects the social realities of the southern continent, owing much to the secular movement called the ‘newsong.’ This new song is rooted in Latin folk and popular music of the 20th century which express the people’s happiness (Raquel Gutiérrez-Achón, in González, 1996, p.102).
Latin Americans in the USA are diverse in culture, nativity, styles of music, dress and beliefs. Still, the unifying factor continues to be language which allows Latinos to make vital contributions to...
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