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Romans

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the Russian musical tradition, the word romans (borrowed from the French romance), is used to describe two broad categories of song that arose in the nineteenth century. On its own, the term romans (‘classic romance’ or ‘art song...

My Pravoslavnye: Russkii rok, Orthodoxy, and Nationalism in Post-Soviet Russia

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...While walking down the 6th Line of Vasil’evskii Ostrov in St. Petersburg in the early evening of January 1, 2016, I saw a woman making the sign of the cross before passing Sobor vo imia Sviatogo apostola Andreia Pervozvannogo (Saint...

VIA-Music (Soviet Rock)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Since the existence of rock music in the USSR was officially recognized only after 1985, ‘Soviet Rock’ is a much-disputed term. Outside Russia, it has been used to describe bands of the late 1980s rock boom (‘Russian Rock’). In Russia...

Russendisco

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The phenomenon summed up under the term Russendisco (Russian disco) emerged at the beginning of the new millennium to refer to the growing consumption and production in various European countries of popular musical styles which...

Punk in Russia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Russian punk can be described as a mix of the Russian tradition of skomoroshestvo – an eccentric, self-abasing style of theatrical performance – the poetic tradition of the Futurists (such as Khlebnikov and the Oberiu group), the Soviet...

Crimean Tatar Popular Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The popular music of the predominantly Sunni Muslim, Turkic-language Crimean Tatar indigenous people is marked by hybridity between global popular styles (including jazz, rock, punk, hip-hop), traditional ‘folk’ genres (such...

Helsinki

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 559,000 (2003); metropolitan area (including the cities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa) – 1,224,000 Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is situated on the south coast of Finland. The city...

Russkii Shanson

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Russkii shanson (‘Russian chanson’) is a Russian popular music genre that emerged in the early post-Soviet period and has since achieved widespread popularity across Russia itself and among Russian-speaking populations in other countries...

Belarus

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 10,310,520 (2004) The Republic of Belarus is located at the geographical center of Europe between Poland (west), Lithuania and Latvia (northwest), Russia (north and east) and Ukraine (south). Its area...

Georgia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,693,892 (2004) Georgia is a newly independent (1991) former Soviet republic struggling to recover since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its subsequent civil war in the early 1990s. Situated...