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Gebrauchsmusik

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gebrauchsmusik, literally ‘music to be used,’ is a term coined in 1921 by the German ethnomusicologist Paul Nettl (1889–1972) to refer to music the primary purpose of which – in contrast to ‘art music’ – is some kind of practical activity...

ʿAtābā and Mījānā

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...ʿAtābā and mījānā are two vocal folk genres of Arabic-
speakers in the Eastern Mediterranean Levant region that are particularly popular in Lebanon and Palestine. Unlike other vocal genres in the region, such as dalʿūna...

Trampská Píseň

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The trampská píseň (tramping song) is a specifically Czech song form that developed to accompany the emergence of the tramping movement among sections of the population of Czech towns and cities, beginning in the late 1910s. Growing out...
...Considered by many to be the father of Egyptian popular music, Sayed Darwish’s contribution to the country’s musical culture is virtually unmatched. He was born in Alexandria in 1892 and his family sent him to a religious school, after...

Música Caipira

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Música caipira is a term used to denote the large group of musical subgenres performed in the rural areas of the ‘Middle-South’ of Brazil, that is, the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná and the southern areas...

Guarimba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The guarimba, also known as seis por ocho (six by eight), is one of the most characteristic marimba dance musics practiced in urban areas of Guatemala by Ladinos (the mestizo, Spanish-speaking population of the country). Guarimba...

Danzonete

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Danzonete is a sung form of the danzón which arose when the instrumental form of danzón was in decline in Cuba, as a result of the rise of son. Credit for the first danzonete is usually given to Aniceto Díaz, a musician from Matanzas...

Gagá

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dominican or Haitian-Dominican Gagá is a Lenten season religious society, appearing first in the 1920s, whose rituals and carnivalesque processions make extensive use of an exuberant style of music and dance, also known as Gagá. Its members...

Canti Alpini

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Canti alpini (Alpine songs) constitute a category of vocal expression centered on a mannered image of the Alpine mountain chain and a vague ‘mountain spirit.’ It is not a precise music genre or repertory; usually, the term is applied...