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Daler Mehndi

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...The prolific career of Daler Mehndi helped establish an Indian popular music industry outside the Bollywood system and brought bhangra dance music to the globe. Born in Bihar in 1967, Mehndi left home at fourteen to study voice, tabla...

Edmonton, AB

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 913,000 (2000) Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, located in the western Prairie region of Canada. Originally settled by aboriginal people roughly 11,000 years ago, especially Cree, it was established...

Delhi

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 13,800,000 (2001) The National Capital Territory of Delhi sits on a plain in North India and incorporates New Delhi (the capital of India) as well as Old Delhi and numerous villages. These areas have...

Punjab

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

Continuum, 2016

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...‘Punjab,’ aside from denoting states in India and Pakistan, refers to the corresponding geographic region where the Punjabi language, in its ‘standard’ or dialect forms, dominates. Traditionally populated by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs...

Etno Beat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the early 1980s the term etno (or ethno) beat was coined to label various kinds of ethnic music which had started to appeal to a young European audience, attracted by the possibilities of mixing roots and electronic sounds –...

Birmingham

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,642,300 (1999) Situated in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham is England’s second-largest city. It emerged as a major industrial center, based on engineering, during the second half of the nineteenth century....

Bhangra

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Bhangra is a genre of music and dance that developed in the UK in the second half of the twentieth century among post-World War II Punjabi immigrants. With roots in a medieval Punjabi folk dance it grew into a global form of popular music...

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 7, 172,091 (2002) London is the capital and administrative center of the United Kingdom. It is situated in the southeast of England on the river Thames. About one quarter of its population was born outside...

India

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,029,991,145 (2001)India has the world’s second-largest population, which now exceeds one billion people. The neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh (part of India until 1947), Nepal and Sri Lanka share many aspects...

Karachi

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 14,000,000 (2004)Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southernmost province, Sindh, and the nation’s major seaport. Although originally Sindhi in language and culture, Karachi’s importance as a destination for Bihari, Afghani...