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Sofiya (Sofia)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 1,250,000 (1997) Sofiya (Sofia) is located in the southwestern part of Bulgaria, near the Vitosha mountain, and has a history that goes back thousands of years. After the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, Sofiya became...

Ethno-Jazz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ethno-jazz is a hybrid form which blends patterns of Bulgarian/Balkan folk music and global jazz vocabulary. Seen as a particular aspect of the new ethno-music developments that flourished in Bulgaria after the democratic changes in 1989...

Pop-Folk (Bulgaria)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Pop-folk (also known as chalga) is a late twentieth-century genre of ethnically based Bulgarian popular music. The most prominent of a number of such developments at the time, it emerged following the social and political liberation after...

Estrada (in Bulgaria)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Related to the domain of entertainment, sentimental song and dance music, the term estrada (or estradna muzika) was introduced in most countries within the Eastern European Bloc (see main entry on Estrada). In Bulgaria, it dominated popular...

Horo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Horo (from the Greek χορός) is a traditional, collective Bulgarian folk dance in which the dancers, holding each other by the hand, waistband or shoulder, form a circle or a curving chain. Similar folk dances are observed all over...

Bulgaria

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 7,517,973 (2003) Bulgaria is located in the southeastern part of Europe in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, north and south of the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina). Situated at a key crossroads between...