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—Ice (Caribbean)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. 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

...Ice Records was set up by Guyana-born Eddy Grant in London in 1975. A former member of the integrated pop band the Equals, Grant had worked increasingly as a producer and session guitarist. Ice issued Grant’s subsequent solo recordings...

Interview 1: Lee Konitz

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz (b. 13 October 1927) is a significant figure in the history of jazz. As well as having had a remarkable solo career, he was a member of various groups led by pianist Lennie Tristano (himself of considerable...

Reed Section

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...A reed section is the part of a jazz orchestra or big band that is constituted of woodwind instruments – generally saxophones, clarinets and flutes. The term was not used to describe the woodwinds of the symphony orchestra, but came...
...The Congolese bandleader Joseph Kabasele, known popularly as Le Grande Kallé, helped to establish and modernize African jazz during the age of decolonization. Born in the former Belgian Congo in 1930, Kabasele came from a prominent family...

Koji Kondo

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...In his myriad compositions for Nintendo video games, Koji Kondo created some of the medium’s most memorable music. Born in Nagoya in 1961, Kondo began studying the organ at age five. Prior to studying at the Osaka University of the Arts...

Bugle

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘bugle’ comes from the Latin buculus, meaning ‘bullock’ or ‘steer.’ From simple bovine origins as a hunting instrument, it quickly became a signaling device of tower watchmen, shepherds and soldiers. In the Renaissance, the bugle...

Umm Kulthūm

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...A national icon of Egypt, Umm Kulthum had a singing career that made her one of the most important stars in the Arabic-speaking world. Born in Egypt in 1898, Kulthum was taught to sing and recite the Koran by her father, an imam. By the age...

Ahmet Kaya

Artist Pages

...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...

Salif Keita

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...One of the major voices in Mali’s music culture, Salif Keita is known as the “golden voice of Africa.” Born in Djoliba, Mali in 1949, Keita is a prince of the Keita royal family. He was born with albinism and subsequently ostracized by his...
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...Considered the “brightest star in qawwali,” a genre of Sufi devotional music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan continued his family’s multi-century tradition of singing. Born in Punjab, Pakistan in 1948, Khan had his first public performance at age...