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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...

Nova Cançó Catalana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...La nova cançó catalana (New Catalan song) was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in the late 1950s. It was promoted by an intellectual group, whose members were descendants of the bourgeoisie, to fight against the oppression...

Cataluña

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 6,090,040 (1996) Cataluña (Catalonia) has been an autonomous region of Spain since 1979 when Catalan, which had been forbidden under Franco’s dictatorship, became one of the official languages. The region is located...

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....

Ska in Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...First emerging as a music and dance style between the late 1950s and the early 1960s, ska is usually considered the first homegrown Jamaican music genre, combining elements of US R&B and jazz with folk music traditions. Due to the legacy...

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...