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John Zorn

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Khaen (also spelled Khene, Kaen, Khen, Kehn)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The khaen is a vertically held free-reed mouth organ indigenous to the Lao culture of lowland Laos and the neighboring Isan (Isaan) region of northeastern Thailand. Although khaen are made in various sizes and registers...

—MGM Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Founded in 1946, the label was initially conceived as a marketing outlet for the soundtracks of MGM films. Soon, however, it scored chart hits with the work of black artists Billy Eckstine and Ivory Joe Hunter, as well as that of country...

Humor

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Humor – which may be broadly defined as that which generates laughter – is to be found in some form in the daily life of every human society. It also features centrally in those artistic and cultural...

Milonga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...‘Milonga’ is one of those words, often encountered in the cultural field, whose meaning is taken for granted but difficult to define precisely. The origin of the term has been postulated as being Afro-Brazilian (Rossi 1926, 116) or directly...

Frank Zappa

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Free Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Very few musicians can fairly be said to have single-handedly created a new jazz style, one that was radically different from the styles in which others were playing at the time. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is among the handful of musicians...

—Reprise Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Reprise Records was founded in 1961 by Frank Sinatra and managed by the influential executive Mo Ostin. Its initial roster abounded with the era’s mainstream artists, among them Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. It was not a financially...

Jewish Diaspora

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: ca. 9,000,000 total; largest groups: United States (5,800,000), France (600,000), Russia (550,000), Ukraine (400,000), Canada (360,000), United Kingdom (300,000), Argentina (250,000) The question as to what is Jewish...