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Dance

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Dance may be broadly categorized as rhythmically patterned movement of the body and feet in time to music. Dance has been closely linked with the development of many popular music styles and indeed constitutes one of popular music’s primary...

Consumption

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘consumption’ refers to the manner in which individuals and social groups engage with cultural forms, in particular the social uses they make of these forms in constructing social/personal identities/life styles. At the heart...

John Trudell

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Popular Music and the Occult

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Music and the occult have interacted in the Western world for a long time, from Pythagoras’ notion of the music of the spheres to the satanic, neopagan and numerological in recent popular music. The focus in this chapter is on the latter...

John Zorn

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Nabaṭī

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Nabaṭī is the popular vernacular poetry of the Arabian Peninsula that is used in a variety of music genres, many of which are simply considered ‘sung poetry.’ The diction of nabaṭī poetry conforms to the colloquial speech...

Ngoma

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Bantu languages (spoken over a vast area covering Central, Eastern and Southern Africa), including the widely spoken Swahili, ngoma is the common word denoting any kind of ‘drum’ or ‘drums.’ Ngoma also refers to all genres...

Nova Cançó Catalana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...La nova cançó catalana (New Catalan song) was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in the late 1950s. It was promoted by an intellectual group, whose members were descendants of the bourgeoisie, to fight against the oppression...

Club Culture

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The debate concerning the origins and definitions of club culture can be summarized in two competing perspectives, one British, the other North American. From a British perspective, it has been argued that disc jockey (DJ) culture had its...

Naija Pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Naija pop is a general term that came into common usage around 2012 to describe the popular music of Nigeria. ‘Naija’ is Lagos slang for Nigeria. Naija pop music, purveyed by a new generation of artists including D’Banj, P-Square, Wizkid...