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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...
...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...
...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...


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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...
...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...
...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...

Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper is the editrix of Scram, an occasional journal of unpopular culture dedicated to celebrating unjustly neglected artists in the worlds of music, literature, film/TV, comics and bohemia. With fellow 33 1/3 scribe David Smay, she is co-editor of the anthologies Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth and Lost in the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed. A third generation Angeleno, Kim offers offbeat bus tours of the city’s crimes, literature and architectural gems through Esotouric, and blogs at the crime-a-day 1947project. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

33 1/3 Books

...Of all the recordings to emerge from the Athens-via-Denver collective called Elephant 6, Neutral Milk Hotel’s second album is the one that has worked its way under the most skins. Magnet magazine named it the best album of the 1990s...

Visions of a Youth Culture

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

Scholarly Books

...Smells Like Youth Culture Reports from two ends of the 90s alternative rock revolution: two youthscapes familiar to any middle-class suburban adolescent: the school pep rally and the house party. Two gatherings of teen pettiness...
...Within the global jazz community, Milton Nascimento’s career has served as reminder of the potential creativity and innovation that can occur within disasporic spaces. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1942, Nascimento’s mother was a maid...