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Fukuoka

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,341,489 (2000) Fukuoka, the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture and the largest city on the southern island of Ky^shô, has been important as the political, economic and cultural center of northern Kyôshô since...

Ismael Silva

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Southern European Polyphonies

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...‘Southern European Polyphonies’ is a term ascribed to various vocal polyphonic practices which are spread over different areas of the Continent, from the Iberian Peninsula to the Balkans. These practices show certain general similarities...

Swing Criollo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Swing criollo is a popular dance form in Costa Rica, in which the dance steps of US swing are adapted to Colombian cumbia music. Emerging in the 1960s in the popular suburban dancing spots of major cities, including the capital...
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...From the 1960s through the 1980s, Puerto Rican salsa singer Héctor Lavoe helped to establish the form as a global phenomenon. He was born into a musical family in Ponce in 1946. Lavoe’s father wanted his son to learn the trombone....

Tôhoku and Hokkaidô

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Sendai: 1,024,000 (2003); Sapporo: 1.858.0 (2003) Hokkaido, which was inhabited by the aboriginal people Ainu, is the second-largest of the four major islands in Japan, being located at the northern end...

Sarandunga

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Sarandunga is a three-part complex of Afro-Dominican music and dance performed for the late-June celebration of San Juan Bautista in the southcentral city of Bani. The instruments and rhythms of sarandunga, and the organization of the black...

Southern Albanian Polyphonic Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The multipart singing repertory of Albania is diffused among South Albanian speakers, as well as some other ethnic communities. In a wider sense, the whole land, Toskëria, is inhabited by Albanians to the south of River Shkumbin (in...