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Disco Polo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Disco polo is a sub-genre of Eurodisco, modeled upon Italo disco but deeply rooted in Polish folk tradition, especially with regard to instruments and simple and naïve lyrics. Emerging in the mid-1980s in Poland, with a peak of popularity...

Rock in Poland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Rock first appeared in Poland in the late 1950s with the formation by Franciszek Walicki (1921–2015) of the first Polish rock ’n’ roll group, Rhythm and Blues (Leszek Bogdanowicz, Leszek Szymański, Andrzej Sułocki, Jan Kirsznik, Edward...

Góralsko Muzyka/Góralska Muzyka

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Góralsko muzyka refers to the music of the Górale (highlanders, or literally: people of the hills) from the southern region of Poland. More specifically, it here references the Górale from the Podhale region on the northern side...

Mazurka

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Known for its triple meter and accent on the weak beat, the mazurka is among Poland’s most recognizable forms of dance and music. It is a significant part of the country’s folk tradition, and a prominent symbol of national pride. Though...

Piosenka Zaangażowana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Piosenka zaangażowana (politically involved song) was a very popular genre that emerged in Poland in the 1980s as a response to the current state of affairs of the country. Performed usually by singer-songwriters, it referred symbolically...

Piosenka Podwórkowa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Piosenka podwórkowa (meaning backyard, courtyard or street song) is an element in the urban folklore of some Polish cities. Stemming from late nineteenth-century traditions, it developed especially during the interwar period (1918–39), when...

Punk in Poland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The beginnings of punk music and the punk subculture in Poland date back to 1977, when the first news of Western punk reached the country. According to a popular saying, Poland was the merriest barrack in the Soviet camp. News of Western...

Hip-Hop in Poland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip-hop culture first infiltrated Poland in the mid-1980s in the form of breakdance, when dancing formations such as Flash Boys, Be-bob (later Broken Step) and Scrap Beat performed at Polish championships, organized for the first time...

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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 VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 38,542,000 (2002) Poland is a country in central and northern Europe with a land area of 120,000 sq miles (304,420 sq km). It has northern borders with Russia and Lithuania, eastern borders with Belarus...

Fuck Your Scene, Kid: The Power of Local Scenes

Kevin C. Dunn

Kevin Dunn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is author of several books, including Imagining the Congo (2003), The Politics of Origin in Africa (2013) and Inside African Politics (2013). He is also a regular contributor to Razorcake and Maximumrocknroll magazines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global Punk : Resistance and Rebellion in Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The title of this chapter is inspired by the Swedish label Kranium Records’ excellent compilation series of the same name.The Basque region lies in northeast Spain and southwest France and has been home to a separatist movement since...