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Bretagne (Brittany)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,795,738 (1999) The French province of Bretagne (Brittany), as well as the so-called ‘administrative region’ of France bearing the same name, covers 10,505 sq miles (27,208 sq km). It includes four...
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...The French singer-songwriter George Brassens developed a unique style through a turbulent time in his country’s history. Born in 1921 on the French Mediterranean coast, Brassens developed a passion for singing as a youth, influenced by his...

Salif Keita

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...One of the major voices in Mali’s music culture, Salif Keita is known as the “golden voice of Africa.” Born in Djoliba, Mali in 1949, Keita is a prince of the Keita royal family. He was born with albinism and subsequently ostracized by his...

Paghjella

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Paghjella is a crucial term in Corsican multi-part singing, where it refers to a particular type of three-part a cappella harmony singing with a special contrapuntal relationship between the upper two parts. The word probably derives from...

Toulouse

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 365,933 (1999) Toulouse is the capital of the French region of Midi-Pyrénées. Before the French Revolution (1789), Toulouse was the capital of Occitania, a group of regions where Occitan, the southwestern family...

Cheb Mami

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...Known as the “Prince of Rai,” the singer Cheb Mami brought traditional Algerian music into contact with Spanish, French, and Arabic influences. Born in 1966 in the country’s southwest, Mami was placed second in a singing competition in 1971...

Daft Punk

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...From within the global vogue of electropop music in the 1990s, Daft Punk emerged to become a force of artistic innovation. Formed in 1992 after a failed foray into rock music with the band Darlin’, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo...

Punk in France

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The first wave of French punk, which developed mainly in Paris and covered the period from 1976 to 1979, paved the way for a rock counterculture in France. The musical landscape at the time was dominated by two mainstream...
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...As ambient and electronic music evolved through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Jean-Michel Jarre proved to be one of its most important innovators. Jarre was born in Lyon, France in 1948. His father was a French Resistance veteran...