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Tibetan Diaspora

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Approximately 130,000 Tibetans live in exile, with the largest concentrations living in India and Nepal (104,000), with 26,000 in other Asia countries, Europe and North America. The Tibetan diaspora began in 1959, when...
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...Widely considered to be the first international recording star, Enrico Caruso was born in Naples, Italy in 1873. He was raised in a poor family but was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, who died in 1888. He sang in the street...

Organett

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term organett is a variant of the Italian word organetto (accordion). However, in Gozo, Malta’s sister island, this term refers also to an ensemble consisting of an accordion as the leading instrument, guitar and several Maltese...

Orfeão

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Taking its inspiration from the French orphéon, the term ‘orfeão’ (plural ‘orfeões’) is used in Portugal as a synonym for an amateur choir constituted to provide social events such as concerts, lectures and meetings, either independently...

Jenny Lind

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...The opera singer Jenny Lind, born in Sweden in 1820, became famous in her own right before becoming the muse for composer Felix Mendelssohn, Lind’s singing was overheard by a maid to the Royal Swedish Ballet’s principal dancer, who...
...As an Egyptian singing sensation, ‘Abd al-Halīm Ḥāfiẓ exerted control over multiple facets of the country’s entertainment industry. Ḥāfiẓ was born in 1929; his mother died during childbirth and his father died when he was five, so then he...

The Country Film Star: Kris Kristofferson

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction Kris Kristofferson has sustained a career in music and film for almost forty years, releasing his first album Kristofferson in 1970 and his twenty-second, The Cedar Creek Sessions, in 2016. He last starred in the Western film,...
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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...

Occitan Polyphony

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Since the late 1960s the ancient oral tradition of collective multipart singing found in the marginal regions of Occitania (the area of Southern Europe defined by its use of the Occitan language) has been subject to new forms of realization...

Tibet

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,700,000 (2003) Tibet, situated on the high plateaus of the Himalayan mountains at altitudes between 6,500 ft and 16,0 ft (2,000m-5,000m), has been a state since the seventh century. It had its greatest...