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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,...

A Brief History of Entertainment in St. Pauli

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The music clubs in St. Pauli that became such important incubators of the new youth culture didn’t spring up out of nowhere: they arose in a place with centuries-long traditions of commercialized entertainment, a geographic and cultural...

Kazukuta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kazukuta is a rhythm and dance style from Angola that is typically performed in Luanda’s Carnival. The rhythm became the foundation of the popular kazukuta genre that emerged in the 1940s as young musicians began to create music inspired...

Sákárà

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Sákárà is a contemplative Islamic-influenced Yorùbá popular musical genre. The dominant stylistic characteristics of sákárà music include recitative/declamation, the drone-like melody of the gòjé (fiddle), instrumental preludes...

Kafeʾi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of largely un-Westernized Persian pop music is a more modern development in the evolution of moṭrebi music, according to Sasan Fatemi (2005). The term refers to the nightclubs (kafe) in the more traditional districts...

Son Nica

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The son nica is a folk-rooted popular music genre based in the lowland region of southwestern Nicaragua where the majority of the nation’s population resides. It is almost always sung and, however many instruments might be included...