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Ana Gabriel

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...One of the most prolific Latin pop artists, Ana Gabriel has had a career that has spanned many decades and seen numerous hit songs and albums. Born in 1955 in Sinaloa, Mexico, Gabriel began singing at a young age and sang on stage...
...The evolution of Argentine rock music would have been completely different if not for the efforts of Charly García. Born in 1951 in Buenos Aires to an upper middle-class family, García was gifted a piano by his mother, who produced music...
...The importance of George Gershwin to the development of a recognizably American music cannot be overstated. Born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, Gershwin and his brother and partner, Ira, grew up around Yiddish...
...In her representation of Arcadian musical culture, Patsy Gallant became a trans-generic Canadian singing star. Born in 1950 in New Brunswick, by the age of five Gallant was singing in the Gallant Sisters family quartet. Her family moved...

Migration and Diffusion

Paul Oliver

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Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. 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

Encyclopedia Articles

...Human movement around the planet has influenced the character and history of popular music in many ways, involving not only transference (for example, of musical instruments, styles and genres) from one place to another, but also dispersal...

Stomping

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...’stomping’ generally denotes a performance practise that involves dynamic accentuation on all four beats of a quadruple-meter accompaniment. The term is largely associated with early jazz accompaniments, but it might also describe...

—Sonolux (Colombia)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sonolux (Industria Electrosonora), a Colombian record company, was founded in Medellín in 1949 by Rafael Acosta, a businessman, and Antonio Botero, a technician and agent of rival Discos Fuentes. Its first label, Lyra, recorded mainly...

Drumset

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Introduction The term ‘drumset’ or ‘drumkit’ refers to a collection of drums and cymbals played by a single performer, generally using all four limbs. A modern drumset typically consists of a bass drum (played with the drummer...

Vibraphone

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The vibraphone (‘vibraharp’ or ‘vibes’) is a tuned percussion instrument that was invented in the United States in the early twentieth century. It was developed from a ‘steel marimba,’ a novelty instrument in which a marimba’s traditional...

Grateful Dead Archive

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Terry Haggerty: There’s The got to be, like, ten experiences in the history of mankind where there’s an opening of a whole new paradigm, a whole new thing. I’ve got great respect for the Dead...