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Kalakuri Simgera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kalakuri simgera (urban Georgian song) is usually divided into two categories: (1) Eastern, influenced by Middle Eastern melodies, scales with augmented seconds, and eastern musical instruments; and (2) Western, influenced by Western...

Old Tbilisi Songs

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Before becoming part of the Russian Empire in the nineteenth century, the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi – was a centre of ‘Oriental’-Middle Eastern culture in the Caucasus. The Tbilisi population comprised many ethnicities...

Rock in Georgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...From its beginnings, rock music in Georgia has reflected and shaped aspirations to be part of Europe and the West that are common among elite groups in Georgian society and among the younger generation. During the time when Georgia was part...

Hip-Hop in Georgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the 1990s hip-hop in the form of rap became a mainstream popular music genre in Georgia (Rimple 2006). Introduced and popularized by the rapper Black Prince (Shavi P’rinci, or Dzebnili) from the west Georgian city of Kutaisi, from its...

Fusion in Georgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Fusion as a style of Georgian popular music dates back to the Soviet period, especially the 1950s and 1960s, a time when Western popular music was growing in influence. There was no word for this style at that time except ‘estrada...

Georgia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 4,693,892 (2004) Georgia is a newly independent (1991) former Soviet republic struggling to recover since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its subsequent civil war in the early 1990s. Situated...