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Milonga (Argentina)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Argentina, milonga is a traditional vocal genre of criollo origin, normally performed by a solo voice with a guitar accompaniment. The genre is present mainly in the provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa and Entre Ríos, and in the south...
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...Widely considered to be the first international recording star, Enrico Caruso was born in Naples, Italy in 1873. He was raised in a poor family but was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, who died in 1888. He sang in the street...

Schrammelmusik

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term Schrammelmusik (Schrammel music) describes both a specific type of light, entertainment music in Austria and a type of ensemble that performs such music. The word itself, which has been in use since approximately 1920, derives from...

Staropražská Písniĉka

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Staropražská písnička (old-Prague ditty) is a traditional form of Czech popular song associated with the growing cultural development of the city of Praha (Prague) from the turn of the twentieth century. When the revolution of 1848 brought...
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...Among the almost infinite tragedies of World War I, James Reese Europe’s participation exhibited the potential cultural power the event’s diaspora created. Europe was born in 1880 in Alabama but moved to Washington, D.C. when he was ten...

Scott Joplin

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...Many myths have grown up about Scott Joplin’s early life; however, his impact on American jazz music was singular and rooted. Joplin was born in Texarkana, Arkansas around 1868 to a musical family of railroad workers. Joplin’s mother...
...An artist whose career continued to inspire others after his death, Shinpei Nakayama was one of the most important Japanese composers and songwriters in the early twentieth-century Taishō period. He was born in Nakano City, Japan in 1887...

Sceneggiata

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The sceneggiata (pl. sceneggiate) is a form of musical drama particular to Naples and its area, in which music is woven into melodramatic action centered on the life of the poor and the criminals in the city’s streets. Formalized around...

Twoubadou

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Twoubadou (from the French troubadour) is a term originally used to denote rural Haitian music that blends elements of Cuban string band music with those of Haitian topical song, a phenomenon that emerged in the early twentieth century...

W.C. Handy

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...Through the compositions of W. C. Handy, the blues were transformed from a localized form to a national genre. Born in Florence, Alabama in 1873, Handy began his career as a laborer in a strict religious household. Against the wishes of his...