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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Indigenous Andaman people – 500 (2000) ; Indigenous Nicobarese – 30,000 (2001); Settlers – 500,000 (2001) The 570 or so tropical Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal, close...

Brass Band Music in Ethiopia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Brass band music has been one of the driving forces of modern music in Ethiopia since 1924, when it was enthusiastically embraced by the Prince Regent of Ethiopia Tefari Makonen (later known as Emperor Haile Selassie), and has occupied...

Liechtenstein

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population 33,436 (2004) The Principality of Liechtenstein is situated in central Europe between Switzerland and Austria. The tiny country of only 63 sq miles (160 sq km) is a hereditary monarchy with a democratic parliamentary...

Inuit

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 45,070 To the more than 45,000 people who self-identify as Inuit, most of whom live in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of northern Canada, the concept of ‘popular music’ as a term defined...

Brass Band Music in Benin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Brass band music in Benin is a diverse genre. It includes local ensembles called fanfares that accompany ceremonies such as funerals, weddings and baptisms, as well as brass bands that record albums and tour abroad. The repertoire...

Galicia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,740,000 (1996) Galicia is situated in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula (area: 11,365 sq miles; 29,434 sq km), in what the Romans considered to be the Fisterra...

Stan Kenton

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...As a pioneer of progressive jazz, the work of Stan Kenton transformed the fundamental trajectory of jazz through the 1970s and in the process he became one of the form’s pivotal cult figures. He was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1911...

Tommy Dorsey

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...With his brother Jimmy, Tommy Dorsey’s meteoric career as the leader of a big band and as a trombonist maintained relevance through the twentieth century. Born in Pennsylvania in 1905, Dorsey learned the trumpet, his father’s instrument...

Sevilla (Seville)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 684,633 (2001); province – 1,727,603 (2001) Sevilla (Seville) is the capital city of Andalusía (an autonomous region of south Spain) and of the province to which it gives its name. It is located...

Liscio

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Liscio (which means ‘smooth’ or ‘even’ in Italian) is a partner dance developed at the end of the nineteenth century in the urban centers of central-northern Italy (the present region of Emilia-Romagna). It is one of the first forms...