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...The Colombian vallenato composer Guillermo Buitrago’s output overshadowed his short career: his music became a staple of the country’s Christmas celebrations. Born in Magdalena, Colombia in 1920, Buitrago’s first instrument was the guitar...

Music Halls, Variety and Vaudeville

Robert Kronenburg

Robert Kronenburg is the Roscoe Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Must Be The Place : An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Down a narrow street in a busy part of London there is a lane of old houses spared by the destruction of the Blitz and by the subsequent commercial redevelopment of the last sixty years. Although all around new buildings, roads and railway...

Vaigat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Vaigat is a Greenlandic version of US swing. Named after the Vaigat-Strait near Disco Island on Greenland’s west coast, Vaigat developed during the 1950s when the swing and popular songs that were heard on the radio from the US military...

Volcanto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Volcanto is a term invented in the early 1980s in Nicaragua to name politically and socially conscious music created on the Central American isthmus. The name comes from conflating the words volcán (volcano) and canto (song), inspired...

Vodou-Jazz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Vodou-jazz developed in Haiti in the 1940s, when local dance bands blended elements borrowed from big band jazz with traditional rhythms and melodies borrowed from the music of the Haitian Vodou religion. It played a significant role...

Vanguarda Paulista

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...‘Vanguarda Paulista’ was not a musical movement in itself, as its name might suggest, but rather the name coined by the press in the Brazilian city of São Paulo in the 1980s to refer to a generation of musicians whose music addressed itself...

Vaneira

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The vaneira is a popular musical genre found mainly in three states in the south of Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná. It is one of the most significant of the genres that make up música gaúcha/gauchesca, which in its...

VIA-Music (Soviet Rock)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Since the existence of rock music in the USSR was officially recognized only after 1985, ‘Soviet Rock’ is a much-disputed term. Outside Russia, it has been used to describe bands of the late 1980s rock boom (‘Russian Rock’). In Russia...

Chicago, IL: State Street

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...A road in Chicago running due north and south within the grid system, State Street lies to the east of the city and west of Lake Michigan. From early in the twentieth century a major stretch of the street, lying due south of the Wabash...

Macchietta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Macchietta, the Italian term for caricature or character sketch, was a particularly popular form of entertainment in Naples, where the genre started to be formalized in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The practice of parodic...