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Damascus

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,000,000 (2002) Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria. Located in the southwest of the country, Damascus is about 60 miles (97 km) east of Beirut and 200 miles (322 km) south of Aleppo. Modern roadways...

Rasguido Doble

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Paraguay, where rasguido doble originated in the early twentieth century, the term refers to a song genre. When it spread to Argentina and Uruguay, it became known principally as a music (instrumental or vocal/instrumental) for dancing....

E.T. Mensah

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...Dubbed the “King of Highlife,” horn player and vocalist E. T. Mensah nurtured the form in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in 1919 in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, Mensah learned to play flute while at the Accra Government School. He went on to play...

Folguedo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term folguedo has been used in Brazil since the 1940s to indicate the widespread practice of collective dancing around a traditional theme, organized in a succession of parts and combining music, dance and drama (Marcondes 2003)....

Pasacalle

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Popular in the coastal and highland regions of Ecuador, the pasacalle emerged in the 1940s as a song-dance genre of mestizo (mixing of Spanish and Amerindian cultures) origin. Almost every city in Ecuador has a pasacalle dedicated to it,...

Comedia Musical Argentina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Argentina was the first country in South America to establish its own distinctive form of musical comedy. It began to do so in the 1930s, but its antecedents were already in place at the end of the nineteenth century, due to Argentine...
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...As a pivotal figure in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Jorge Negrete participated in the entertainment industries of both the United States and his native Mexico. Negrete was born in 1911 in Guanajuato, Mexico. His father was a general...
...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...

Muzică Populară (Romania)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Romania, the phrase muzică populară refers to a peasant music ‘corrected,’ produced and disseminated by the Romanian media, in particular those directly or indirectly connected to past or present-day (post-1989) official culture...