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San Remo

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 56,026 (2000) San Remo is a small coastal town located in Liguria, a few miles from the French border and part of the Imperia province. ‘Gem’ of the Riviera dei Fiori, San Remo shares...
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...The leftist Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André used his career to attack problems in Italian social and political life. Born in Genoa in 1940, De André’s family fled to the northwest upon the outbreak of World War II as his father,...

Genova (Genoa)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 610,307 (2003) Genova (Genoa), capital city of Liguria, is situated on the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the northwest of Italy. The fifth most populous city of the country, it was one of the first harbors...

Canzone di Malavita

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Italy, the generic category canzone di malavita (‘crime song’) refers to a set of songs about crime, past and present. The texts describe robberies and murders, the lives of famous bandits and criminals; or the rituals and codes...

Italy

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population 56,305,568 (2001) Italy is a peninsula lying in the Mediterranean Sea, bordering on Slovenia in the northeast, Austria and Switzerland in the north and France in the northwest....

Roma (Rome)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,643,581; metropolitan area – 3,817,133 (2000) Roma (Rome), capital city of Italy, is one of the most ancient cities of Europe. Its origins date back to 753 B.C. One of the major centers of antiquity, Rome...

Canzone

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...‘Canzone,’ in Italian, means ‘song.’ Thus, the term refers primarily to a short composition of text and music, as defined by Dante Alighieri circa 1305–7 AD: ‘... cantio nichil aliud esse videtur quam actio completa dictantis verba...

Canzone Napoletana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For many music historians, the canzone napoletana (Neapolitan song) has ancient origins. As Naples can boast an enduring musical tradition which dates back at least to the fourteenth century, a long line of scholars has attempted to draw...