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Rethinking Independence: What Does ‘Independent Record Label’ Mean Today?

Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Until the 1990s, the term independence had a certain descriptive value. It had been regularly employed by artists, journalists, and listeners to distinguish between different products of culture. This distinction was essential in the music...

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...

‘They Sold the Festival Out!’ Axionormativity as the Future of Festivals

Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘This festival is over!’ shouted a group of young women and men, their clenched fists up in the air. ‘They sold the festival out!’ A 30-year-old punk wearing a studded jacket was the loudest. The words chanted by a dozen or so people...

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...

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...

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

Gabrielle Kielich

Gabrielle Kielich is a PhD Candidate in the department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

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...