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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...

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...

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...

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...

Dechovka

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The word dechovka is an abbreviation of the Czech phrase dechová hudba, meaning brass/wind music, and refers to the whole phenomenon of Czech brass music, brass bands and their repertoire. Czech brass band music developed into specific...

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...

Ethiopia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 66,040,000 (2002) Ethiopia, known as Abyssinia until 1941, is bordered by Eritrea to the north and east, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south and Sudan to the west. It has a land area...

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...

Albazo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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...