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Burlesque

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Burlesque is an English musical theater genre that transferred to the United States in the nineteenth century, where it grew into a varied and, for a time, commercially successful form with close links to other forms of popular theatrical...

Coon Song

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Coon songs were one of many varieties of ethnic-themed comic songs popular in vaudeville and music theater in the United States from roughly the 1880s to the 1920s, the targeted ethnic minority in this case being African Americans. Coon...

African-American Musical Theater, 1890–

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the late nineteenth century African Americans began to create their own distinctive variants on the popular musical theater genres, established and developed by white Americans, in which they had hitherto participated to a limited...

Ragtime

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the years 1890–1920 in the United States ‘rag-time’ came to be used as a collective term to identify a variety of musical practices and new social dances. Through the commercial availability of instrumental works and songs...