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Bodhrán

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A bodhrán is the Irish version of the frame drum that has appeared in cultures from the North American continent to the Far East. The word ‘’ means ‘skin tray’ in Gaelic; ‘bodhor also means ‘soft’ or ‘dull-sounding.’ It is believed...

Trombone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The European trombone (German posaune, Old French sacqueboute, Old English sackbut) has existed in similar form since 1551. Over the course of its existence, the instrument has evolved into five types marked by bore and bell sizes...

David Byrne

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...Best known for his work with pioneering art-rock band Talking Heads, David Byrne infused American musical culture with an intelligent discussion of the banality of modern life. Born in 1952 in Scotland, Byrne and his family moved to Canada...

Salvador

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...

Peru

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 28,409,897 (2003) Peru occupies a territory twice the size of the US state of Texas. It has vast cultural diversity and many different geographical milieus (a coast, highlands and tropical forest). Since its...