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Bordun Rock (Drone Rock)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Along with Folk Chamber Music, Bordun (Drone) rock is the main genre representing Swedish folk music in what is commonly known as ‘world music. Both lines strive to arrange and play songs in ensembles. Previous studies have labeled the two...
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...The kora player Toumani Diabaté took the traditional twenty-one-string harp from his native Mali and introduced it to the globe. Born in 1965, Diabaté and his family can trace seventy generations of kora players and, in 1970, his father...

Eritrea

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,993,000 (2002) Eritrea is a small country of 17, 873 sq miles (45,754 sq km) in the Horn of Africa bordered by Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti, and facing across the Red Sea towards Yemen and Saudi Arabia...

Mory Kanté

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...The career of kora harpist Mory Kanté saw the artist achieve international fame and return home to his native Guinea to help the nation develop economically and culturally. Born in 1950 in Guinea, Kanté’s family was one of the most famous...

The Seychelles

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 83,000 (2003) The Republic of the Seychelles consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, with a land area of approximately 175 sq miles (450 sq km). Most of the population lives on the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La...

Amsterdam

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 736,500 (2003) Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, was first mentioned in an official document in 1275. The city is located in the Randstad region of the country. The city has an inland port...

Archie Roach

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...Singer and songwriter Archie Roach, born January 8, 1956, in Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia, is a child of the Stolen Generations. Roach was taken from his Aboriginal family when he was three years old and put in an orphanage. After...

Art at the Cutting Edge: Class, Cultures, and Globalization in African World Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Globalization, world music, and class—three terms that have so many histories and levels of meaning that doing justice to any of them is nearly impossible, never mind all three as intersecting phenomena. The argument could also be made...

Baaba Maal

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...One of the most popular twenty-first-century Senegalese musicians, Baaba Maal brought the music of the Pulaar people to the international stage in the 2018 film Black Panther. Born in 1953 in what was then French West Africa, Maal...

Madagascar

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 16,913,000 (2002)The Republic of Madagascar is the largest island in the Indian Ocean and the fourth-largest in the world, with a land area of 227,160 sq miles (581,540 sq km). Situated off the southeast coast of Africa...