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...The Spanish guitar virtuoso known as Paco de Lucía brought flamenco into the modern era by combining it with other idioms and performing with a wide range of other musicians. Born Francisco Gómez in Cadiz in 1947, his father was a flamenco...
...The career of Julio Iglesias epitomizes the international potential of popular music in the late twentieth century. Born into a middle-class family in Madrid, Spain in 1943, Ingesias’s early professional trajectory aimed toward a career...
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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...
...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....