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Tashkent

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,000,000 (2003)Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, and the largest city in the former Soviet Central Asian republics. It is located on the Chirchik River, a tributary of the great Syrdar’ya. Although a market center of great...

Crimean Tatar Popular Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The popular music of the predominantly Sunni Muslim, Turkic-language Crimean Tatar indigenous people is marked by hybridity between global popular styles (including jazz, rock, punk, hip-hop), traditional ‘folk’ genres (such...

Kashmir

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 5,000,000 (2001) Although the Jammu and Kashmir State is divided between India and Pakistan, the valley of Kashmir (which is seven percent of the area of the undivided state), the region where the Kashmiri language...

Albanian Popular Song (Këngë popullore shqiptare)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Albanian popular song is the most prominent of Albanian musical genres. In Albania the term popullore (popular), which is closer to the Italian popolare or the Russian narodnaya than it is to the English term, is used in a broad sense...

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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 24,246,000 (2002) With a land area of 170,848 sq miles (437,370 sq km), Iraq borders Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to the west and Syria and Turkey to the north. Most of the population...