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Jordaanlied

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Jordaanlied is a song genre native to Amsterdam and is named after Jordaan, an inner-city neighborhood. Located on the west side of the city center, Jordaan’s beacon is the Westertoren (West Tower), close to the Anne Frank House. The name...

Levenslied and Smartlap

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Levenslied and smartlap are two Dutch-language song genres that in the twenty-first century are understood as two sides of the same coin. Smartlap is understood as tongue-in-cheek, dealing with extreme types of loss and sorrow...

Palingpop

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The tiny Dutch fishermen’s village of Volendam, which lies north of Amsterdam at the border of the IJsselmeer – formerly a saltwater ‘sea’ called Zuiderzee (South Sea), the subject of folklore and folksong – and is a Catholic enclave...

Utrecht

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 275,000 (2004) The medieval city of Utrecht has long been an important center of politics, religion and culture. The only Dutch pope was from Utrecht (Hadrianus IV 1522–1523). Utrecht is an Archbishopric of the Roman...

’s Gravenhage (The Hague)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 463,750 (2004)’s Gravenhage (The Hague) is situated near the west coast of the Netherlands in the province of Zuid-Holland; its beach resort is Scheveningen, which has lost its former glory and grandeur. The Dutch government...

Amsterdam

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 736,500 (2003) Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, was first mentioned in an official document in 1275. The city is located in the Randstad region of the country. The city has an inland port...

Gabber

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gabber is the name of a hectic type of computer-­generated dance music with tempos ranging between 180 and 220 bpm. It emerged around 1990 at discotheque Parkzicht in Rotterdam and developed into a craze, reaching its peak in 1993....

Hawaiimuziek

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hawaiimuziek, also known as Nederhawaiian (Hawaiian music produced in the Netherlands) was introduced to the Dutch East Indies (a Dutch colony) around 1920 by Hawaiian musicians Ernest Ka’ai and his Royal Hawaiian Troubadours. Some...

Indorock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Indorock is a unique brand of rock ’n’ roll that emerged in the Netherlands around the mid-1950s, predominantly in the city of The Hague. Seat of the national government, The Hague was historically the country’s most ‘colonial’ site, where...

Kleinkunst

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kleinkunst (literally ‘little art’) has different meanings in the Netherlands and in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). In the Netherlands its meaning is close to that of cabaret as developed in France and Germany, referring...