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Christianity, Worship and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...This chapter approaches the intersections of Christianity, worship and popular music through the lens of Popular Worship Music (PWM). PWM is generally understood as a subgenre or category of Christian Popular Music (CPM) (Ingalls, Mall...

Session

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘session’ in popular music refers to gatherings of musicians in a particular place over a short but loosely defined period of time. Performance can be for various purposes, as in ‘jam session’ (collective improvisation, sometimes...
...From the early 1960s until 1990, Los Olimareños were one of the most popular singing duos in their country. Formed in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay in 1960, members Pepe Guerra and Braulio López first met while playing a party. They decided...
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...The French singer-songwriter George Brassens developed a unique style through a turbulent time in his country’s history. Born in 1921 on the French Mediterranean coast, Brassens developed a passion for singing as a youth, influenced by his...

Cymanfa Ganu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The cymanfa ganu (plural: cymanfaoedd; in English, singing meeting) has prevailed throughout Wales since the first half of the nineteenth century. Essentially an activity of Nonconformist chapels, cymanfaoedd are most popularly held over...

Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

33 1/3 Books

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...Every now and then, a song inspires a cultural conversation that ends up looking like a brawl. Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee, released in 1969, is a prime example of that important role of popular music. Okie immediately helped...

San Remo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 56,026 (2000) San Remo is a small coastal town located in Liguria, a few miles from the French border and part of the Imperia province. ‘Gem’ of the Riviera dei Fiori, San Remo shares...
...The music of Sierra Leone’s Ebenezer Calendar served as an aural statement on the dynamics of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Born in Freetown in 1912, Calendar’s father came from Jamaica and influenced young Ebenezer with rhythm and song...

Contemporary Christian Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Evangelical popular music is connected to a mythology, a history that dates back in time to the American counterculture of the 1960s, specifically a revival of conservative Christianity known as the Jesus Movement, a new way of expressing...

Coco

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The word ‘coco’ is used throughout northeastern Brazil to refer to a wide variety of recreational songs and dances. Some researchers of folklore relate the origin of the coco dance, somewhat speculatively, to the harvesting of the fruit...