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Berimbau

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The Brazilian berimbau de barriga, or simply berimbau, is a gourd-resonated, braced musical bow of African origin. The instrument consists of a 4’-5’ (1.2 m-1.5 m) branch of biriba, bamboo, oak or other wood bent into an arc. The bow...
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...Often described as one of the most popular singers in Africa, Youssou N’Dour played an important role in the popularization and secularization of Senegalese music in the late twentieth century. Born in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, in 1959...
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...As a pivotal figure in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Jorge Negrete participated in the entertainment industries of both the United States and his native Mexico. Negrete was born in 1911 in Guanajuato, Mexico. His father was a general...

The New York Dolls’ Too Much, Too Soon (1974)

David Smay

David Smay has co-edited two books on music with Kim Cooper: Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide To The Music You Missed, and Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. He’s a regular contributor to Scram, has an upcoming piece in Oxford American and has occasionally dithered about pop music on NPR, French Television and documentaries only shown at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. But his best interview was with Ratso the punk rock puppet at Quimb’s in Chicago. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children, Emmett and Matilda. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...You could sense the pressure building first as a distant howl. Then the rattle turned into a roar and it exploded into the station with the shriek of steel on steel. And because it was the 70s, a disorienting smear of color resolved...

Dakar

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,613,700 (2004) Dakar, Senegal’s capital and its largest city, is situated on the Cape Vert peninsula on the westernmost tip of the country. Along the Atlantic coastline, Dakar has numerous docks...
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...Guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum’s project, Neutral Milk Hotel, played a pivotal role in popularizing indie rock in the middle and late 1990s. Born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1970, Mangum had an interest in music at an early age. He...
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...In the 1970s popular country music scene, Willie Nelson developed a dynamic career that proved the genre’s post-rock and roll mainstream potential. Nelson was born during the Depression in Abbott, Texas in 1933: his parents had moved...

Neue Deutsche Welle

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term Neue Deutsche Welle (meaning New German Wave) was coined at the end of the 1970s for those German rock bands that had developed a German-speaking version of new wave under the influence of British punk rock. Around 1977/8 a great...

Nas's Illmatic

Matthew Gasteier

Matthew Gasteier has written for various publications, including the Boston Phoenix and Prefix Magazine. He lives in Boston. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

33 1/3 Books

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...Contradiction, the yin and the yang, the simultaneous existence of two competing realities, and the larger than life persona that depicts populist realism are at the core of Nas’s debut album, Illmatic. Yet Nas’s identity -as an inner-city...

Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile (1999)

Luis Sanchez

Luis Sanchez grew up in West Texas. He earned his PhD in Musicology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His writing has appeared in The House Next Door and Slant. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Fragile debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the week of October 9, 1999. Whatever labels could be used to describe Nine Inch Nails before—industrial, alternative, sacrilegious—achievements like this aren’t explainable in terms...