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Provence

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 4,506,151 (1999) The region of Provence lies in the southeast of France and consists of the départements of Alpes de Hautes Provence, Hautes Alpes, Alpes Maritime, Bouches du Rhône, Var and Vaucluse....

Hip-Hop in Italy

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip-hop in Italy can be said to have had two starting points, one with the recordings of Jovanotti (Lorenzo Cherubini) in 1988 and 1989, and the other with the emergence at much the same time of the hip-hop crew - the posse, as it was known...

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Pizzica

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Pizzica is a traditional courting dance belonging to the tarantella family found mainly in Salento, an area of southern Italy that includes the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto. Up to the 1970s or so small groups or entire local...

Zambia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,462,436 (2004) Zambia is a large (290,387 sq miles; 743,390 sq km) and landlocked country in central southern Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zimbabwe to the south, Angola...

Dancehall in Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Dancehall, sometimes also known as ragga or ragamuffin, is a genre of music and dance that emerged from reggae in the ghetto areas of Kingston, Jamaica, during the late 1970s. In Europe, dancehall’s popularity began to grow...

Benin City

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,502,350 (2004) Benin City, the capital of the state of Edo, is located in the mid-western portion of Nigeria and is bordered on the west by the lands of the Yoruba, on the east by the River Niger...

Hip-Hop in France

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip-hop first appeared in France in the 1980s, finding fertile ground for its development initially, and particularly, in the cities of Paris and Marseilles. The new form of artistic expression aroused the enthusiasm of a section of French...

Mauritius

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,210,447 (2003) The state of Mauritius is located to the northeast of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and has a land area of approximately 800 sq miles (2,030 sq km). The capital, Port Louis, has a population...

Reggae

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Reggae is a music and dance style that emerged in Jamaica between late 1967 and mid-1968, ultimately attracting widespread global audiences to Jamaican music and dance culture. Reggae music’s main characteristics include a slow tempo (60...