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Slovenské Tango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Slovenské tango (Slovakian tango) is a local version of the international tango phenomenon and could be found in modern Slovak popular music from the 1930s to the 1950s. The most popular of all the recent and contemporary dances of the time...

Italian Diaspora

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...From 1876, when the first data on emigration became available, up to the 1970s, when the cycle was virtually closed, 26 million Italians emigrated abroad. These figures make Italy by far the greatest European exporter of labor. The first...

Finnish Tango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A peculiarity of the Finnish popular music scene is the continuous popularity of the tango. Characteristic features of the Finnish tango include minor key, march-like rhythm, expressionless performance practice and lyrics about love, sorrow...
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...The Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara enriched the nation’s filmic Golden Age with a large array of songs in myriad styles. Born in Mexico City in 1897, Lara first came into contact with music while living with an aunt following the death...

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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...

Barcelona

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 1,508,850 (1996); metropolitan area – 4,228,048 (1996) Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Mediterranean Sea, on a plain of approximately 2 sq miles (5 sq km), next...
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...Within the idiom of tango music, Carlos Gardél stood alone. Gardél was born in Toulouse, France in 1890 but immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his mother in 1893. Gardél took an interest in singing and dropped out of school in 1906...

Tango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The word ‘tango’ describes a dance, a song and a purely instrumental music form. It was born and developed in the Río de la Plata area and its two most important cities, Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay), but the center...