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Islam and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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

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...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...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Jews, Judaism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

Orissa

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 31,659,736 (1991) Orissa, an eastern coastal state of India situated below West Bengal on the Indian Ocean, has been the site of many famous ancient Hindu kingdoms. When the Emperor Ashoka came to Orissa in the third...

Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Spiritual, African-American

Mellonee V. Burnim

Mellonee V. Burnim

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The earliest form of religious music to develop among African Americans in the United States is known as the spiritual. A music born of slavery, this genre symbolized the slave population’s unique expression of Christian religious values...

Alice Springs

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Botswana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...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...

Isle of Man

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 75,000 (2001) The Isle of Man’s position in the northern Irish Sea placed it at the center of the surrounding coasts of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and the routes to the Hebrides, the North Atlantic, Iceland...