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...Introduction Following recent trends in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (Machin, 2010; Machin and Mayr, 2012; van Leeuwen, 2012), it can be argued that songs may spread ideological beliefs in such a way that they may reach a wide...
...Introduction This article departs from the idea that art is an important vehicle of social transformation that can trigger critical questioning and shifts in social and power relations, anticipating and reflecting substantial changes...

La Movida

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...La Movida (meaning ‘the scene’) is the name given to a cultural movement in which different art forms, including diverse musical genres, were unified around a specific geo-historical moment – Spain at the beginning of the 1980s....

Ladino Song

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘Ladino’ is the most common term used for Judeo-Spanish, a variant of late medieval Spanish that developed into an autonomous language among the descendants of the Iberian Jews who resettled in the rims of the Mediterranean after...

Occitan Traditional Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The word ‘Occitan’ refers to a linguistic area stretching, in France, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and from the Alps to the Pyrenees; in Spain, to the Aran Valley; and in Italy, to around a dozen of the Piedmont valleys....

Galicia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,740,000 (1996) Galicia is situated in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula (area: 11,365 sq miles; 29,434 sq km), in what the Romans considered to be the Fisterra...

Pasodoble

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The pasodoble or paso doble (literally, ‘double step’ in Spanish) is one of the best-known dance and march music genres from Spain. Its origins remain uncertain, but it seems to have taken form in the late eighteenth century. Initially...

Copla

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term copla identifies a vocal genre that is fundamental to the cultural heritage of Spain. Other, broader names, such as Spanish popular song, Andalusian song or folk song, have been used to refer to it, reflecting uncertainties about...
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...The traditional-turned-experimental flamenco guitarist Enrique Morente attracted controversy for his attempts to broaden the genre’s appeal and incorporate musicians from other idioms. Born in Granada, Spain in 1942, Morente grew up around...

Fandango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The fandango is a dance of Spanish (and possibly Moorish) origins, popular in Europe in the eighteenth century as a courtship dance and also a song style. In Spain, it was a couple dance in 3/4 or 6/8 time, in which...