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Budapest

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 1,836,000 (1999) Budapest is the capital of Hungary. It is situated on the river Danube in the center of the northern part of the country. The first town on this site, built...

Verbunkos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Verbunkos is a Hungarian music and dance genre of considerable importance to the development of music in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe in the nineteenth century. It first emerged as a genre in its own right in the last third...

Punk in Hungary

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Any attempt to understand the origins, transformations and subsequent recollections of punk in Hungary requires a theoretical and conceptual disclaimer. Punk historiography has to bear in mind that in many places and periods punk has...

Csárdás

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Csárdás (from the Hungarian word csárda, meaning pub; in Czech and Slovakian čardáš) is a circular couple dance of Hungarian origin and a musical piece or song based on this dance. It is considered the national dance and musical style...

Lakodalmas Rock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Lakodalmas (wedding) rock is music for Hungarian party occasions with traditional or topical texts, played on electric instruments and synthesizer. It became popular in the 1980s, at the end of the socialist period. Excluded from...

Heavy Metal in Hungary

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The first Hungarian metal bands, Pokolgép and Ossian, were formed in the early 1980s, playing music in the vein of the early British and German heavy metal bands (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept). The very first Hungarian metal album...

Hip-Hop in Hungary

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...After sporadic experiments with hip-hop forms in Hungarian music in the mid- to late 1980s, the local rap scene began to take shape from the mid-1990s on, becoming a fully blown genre with durable independent labels, established artists...

Magyarnóta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Magyarnóta (Hungarian song) is a song form with a simple structure and Hungarian lyrics that first evolved in the cities of Hungary in the early 1800s, developed during the nineteenth century and emerged in its final form in the later...

Hungary

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 9,867,000 (2002) Hungary is situated in the Carpathian basin, in Central Europe. It has borders with Slovakia to the north, România and Ukraine to the east, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia to the south...

Starogradska Muzika

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Starogradska muzika (old city music) is the oldest genre of urban popular music in Serbia, dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Composed to appear like folk music with a prevalence of love lyrics and a homophonic tonal...