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Shape-Note Hymnody

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Shape-note hymnody is a participatory tradition of unaccompanied, nondenominational, three- and four-part singing with historical roots in both Revolutionary-era New England and the nineteenth-century rural South. The singing style...

Melanesia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: New Caledonia: 210,798 (2003); Papua New Guinea: 5,295,816 (2003); Solomon Islands: 509,190 (2003); Vanuatu: 199,414 (2003) Composed of the Pacific Ocean’s ‘black islands,’ Melanesia is one...

The Appalachian Region

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 22,900,000 (2000 est.) Located in the eastern United States, the Appalachian region was defined in 1965 by the Appalachian Regional Commission, which was established by Congress to support the economic...

Hawai’i (Hawaii)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,200,000 (2000) Located at a latitude of between 19 and 22 degrees north, Hawai‘i consists physically of an archipelago of high volcanic islands and coral atolls spanning some 200 miles (322 km)....

Gospel Music, White

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The definition of white gospel music can be attempted from a macro or micro perspective. In the macro view white gospel is a term that embraces a number of genres and practices, and the designation ‘white’ refers broadly to white Americans,...

Country Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...

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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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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Charles Hamm

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...