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Jews, Judaism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...From time immemorial we Jews have loved music, and have understood what it really is. Even our worst enemies could not deny this. … Whenever a Cantor makes his appearance in our midst, we rush off to buy tickets to hear him, let them cost...

Yumbo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The yumbo is an indigenous musical genre and ritual dance of pre-Inca origin from the eastern slopes of the Andean mountains in Ecuador. It is also popular in the mid-highland region, especially in the provinces of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi...

South Korea

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 45,985,289 (2000)In 1948 the first elections in Korea were carried out in the areas south of the 38th parallel, with Syngman Rhee becoming the first President of South Korea (aka Republic of Korea). In June 1950 North Korea...

Yéla

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Yéla forms an important aspect of the artistic heritage associated with the Haal Pulaar (also known as the Fulbe, Fulani or Tukulor), an ethnic group of Senegal and Mauritania with related groups in neighboring countries. Through poetry...

Yenyengo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Yenyengo is a West African popular musical genre centered on the kora, a bridge harp or harp-lute played by Mande griots. With a repertoire of songs based on traditional tunes used by griots for the accompaniment of epics and praise songs...

Yéyé

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Although the term yéyé had its origins in the English language, it was in France that it became synonymous with a sub-genre of 1960s pop music. Also known in Southern European countries (Spain, Portugal and Italy), in Eastern Europe, too...

Yaraví

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The yaraví is an Andean song genre characterized by its slow tempo, minor tonality, frequent use of rubato and dramatic pauses, and a lyric emphasis on romantic or tragic themes of lost love and betrayal. Associated primarily...

Québec City, QC

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 507,986 (2001); metropolitan area – 682,757 (2001) Québec City, the provincial capital of Québec, is located on the northern bank of the St Lawrence River, midway between the Atlantic Ocean...
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...Many consider James Charles Rodgers to be the “father of country music,” having introduced the then new form of commercial country music, the blue yodel. Jimmie Rodgers was born on September 8, 1897, in Mississippi, USA. His mother passed...

Albazo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The albazo is an urban song-dance genre of lively character popular in the coastal and highland regions of Ecuador. Most albazos are considered to be part of the música nacional anthology, a selected repertoire of Ecuadorian songs composed...