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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The link between drugs and the performing arts has a long history. Hallucinogens were a staple element in shamanistic cultures, and natural psychoactive drugs, such as the fly agaric mushroom, were in widespread use. The shaman’s show...

Moral Panic

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Moral panic’ is a sociological term used to describe the process by which supposedly ‘deviant’ youth subcultures or musics are labeled, mediated and demonized by the mass media, and are subsequently subject to control and legislation....

Rave Culture

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Rave’ has always had numerous definitions. In the Bible, the term ‘to rave’ means ‘to prophesy.’ The word ‘raving’ has roots in Jamaica that allude to ‘letting loose on the weekend.’ Dictionaries have traditionally defined a raver...

Acid House

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Acid house is a sub-genre of house music and had its origins in the dance music culture of Chicago in the mid- to late 1980s. It subsequently achieved far greater popularity in the UK than it enjoyed in the USA. Indeed, it was in the UK...

Afrobeats

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Afrobeats’ (sometimes written Afro Beats) is an umbrella term that emerged in the 2000s to describe the modern, urban music of Africa and its diaspora communities around the world. The music features both singing and rapping, a variety...

Afropop

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Afropop’ is a general term used by journalists, recording industry professionals and authors of books about African music to designate the modern, mostly urban, popular music of Africa. The term applies to music from all regions of Africa,...

Aheng Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The aheng in Albania indicates both an instrumental ensemble and a specific kind of music, aheng music, which is characterized by a Middle Eastern influence in the song’s linear melodic flow, curved melodic movements and mosaic-like...

Akan Recreational Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term ‘Akan recreational music’ is used by Ghanaian musicians and musicologists to describe a variety of informal drumming, dancing and singing styles of the various Akan groups of southern Ghana. Since these styles are not linked...

Popular Music among Turkish Roman

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Popular music of Roman (the preferred name among groups in Turkey whom outsiders call ‘Gypsies’) and related groups in Turkey has been significantly impacted by the intertwining of musical practices, stylistic inflections and genre...

Armenian Duduk Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Armenian duduk (or tsiranapohk ‘apricot tree pipe’) is one of the oldest double reed aerophones in the world, dating back to 1000 BC. The duduk is perhaps, organologically speaking, the only ‘true’ Armenian instrument that has...