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Islam and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...When studying opinions about any topic, no matter whether it is historical, sociological and contemporary or theological, it is always necessary to ask who is speaking, who has the authority and legitimacy to provide authoritative answers...

Samba de Roda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Samba de roda is a general name used to designate a set of folk musical and chorographical practices found in different regions of Brazil. The most popular and still widely practiced samba de roda tradition is, however, that found...

Jews, Judaism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...From time immemorial we Jews have loved music, and have understood what it really is. Even our worst enemies could not deny this. … Whenever a Cantor makes his appearance in our midst, we rush off to buy tickets to hear him, let them cost...

Alice Springs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population (Local Government Area): 27,520 (2001) Alice Springs is situated on the Todd River in the Northern Territory, 926 miles (1,490 km) by road south of Darwin. Surveyed in 1888 as Stuart, in 1933...

Tamunangue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Tamunangue is a secular music and dance cycle that takes place in a folk religious context in the Western State of Lara, Venezuela. It is connected with the adoration of Saint Anthony. This genre has hardly figured in the commercial music...

Salves

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Dominican salves are pieces of non-liturgical religious music performed before an altar or devotional icon. They take their name from the ‘Salve Regina’ of the Spanish medieval liturgy, though the Dominican repertoire and performance style...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Indigenous Andaman people – 500 (2000) ; Indigenous Nicobarese – 30,000 (2001); Settlers – 500,000 (2001) The 570 or so tropical Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in the Bay of Bengal, close...

Botswana

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,573,267 (2003) The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa of some 220,000 sq miles (569,800 sq km), encircled by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Formerly the British protectorate...

Kumina

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term Kumina refers to an Afro-Jamaican ancestral-based religion, as well as the music and dance associated with it. Kumina drumming exerted a great influence on the emergence of Jamaican popular musical forms – ska, rocksteady, reggae –...

Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 10,900,000 (2000) Borneo, the third-largest island in the world, sits squarely on the equator. Two of the 13 states of Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, and one sovereign nation, the Sultanate of Brunei...