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Jacques Brel

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...The songwriter and poet Jacques Brel emerged from the world of Francophone music to become one of the best-known interpreters of the chanson. Born in Brussels in 1929, Brel did not perform well in school but exhibited an aptitude...

Jump

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jump is a style of electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in 1997 in Belgium, but became known through its first wave of popularity in the late 1990s in northern France and the Netherlands. The music combines hard and deep bass lines...

Electronic Body Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Electronic body music (EBM) is a minimalistic and militantly technological genre that emerged in the post-punk era in Belgium and other European countries. Initially coming to prominence in the early 1980s, the Belgian group Front 242...

Kleinkunst

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kleinkunst (literally ‘little art’) has different meanings in the Netherlands and in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). In the Netherlands its meaning is close to that of cabaret as developed in France and Germany, referring...

Trance

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Trance is a meta-generic term for a central strand of electronic dance music (EDM), with several sub-generic variations, that has had a sustained presence in the field since the early 1990s. The style emerged in Germany and Belgium before...

Antwerpen

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 454,491 (2003) A port city, Antwerpen (Anvers) stands on the River Schelde (Escaut), 55 miles (88 km) upriver from the sea, just south of the Netherlands at the border. It is the largest town in Flanders...

Belgium

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 10,396,421 (2004) The Kingdom of Belgium is a small country with a land area of 11, 918 sq miles (30,510 sq km). It has borders on the north with the Netherlands, on the south with France and on the east with Germany...

Bruxelles (Brussels)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 141,312 (2004); metropolitan -999,899 (2004) Bruxelles (Brussels), capital city of Belgium, is situated in the Flemish part of the country but also houses a majority of French-speaking...

Rwanda

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,148,000 (2002) Rwanda is a densely populated nation in the Great Lakes region of eastern central Africa. It is the home of mountain gorillas and popularly known as ‘the land of a thousand hills.’...