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...Widely considered to be the first international recording star, Enrico Caruso was born in Naples, Italy in 1873. He was raised in a poor family but was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, who died in 1888. He sang in the street...

Jenny Lind

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...The opera singer Jenny Lind, born in Sweden in 1820, became famous in her own right before becoming the muse for composer Felix Mendelssohn, Lind’s singing was overheard by a maid to the Royal Swedish Ballet’s principal dancer, who...
...As an Egyptian singing sensation, ‘Abd al-Halīm Ḥāfiẓ exerted control over multiple facets of the country’s entertainment industry. Ḥāfiẓ was born in 1929; his mother died during childbirth and his father died when he was five, so then he...
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...In the 1970s popular country music scene, Willie Nelson developed a dynamic career that proved the genre’s post-rock and roll mainstream potential. Nelson was born during the Depression in Abbott, Texas in 1933: his parents had moved...
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...Luciano Pavarotti was one of The Three Tenors, with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. He was an opera singer who helped bring classical music and opera to a worldwide audience. Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935, in Modena, Italy. His...

Omutibo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Omutibo is a popular music genre performed among the Luhya of western Kenya for entertainment purposes in celebrations, parties, restaurants and cultural festivals. It is lively and danceable and is laced with lyrics describing love affairs...

Orfeão

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Taking its inspiration from the French orphéon, the term ‘orfeão’ (plural ‘orfeões’) is used in Portugal as a synonym for an amateur choir constituted to provide social events such as concerts, lectures and meetings, either independently...

Music as sport history

Sporting Sounds : Relationships between sport and music

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2009

Scholarly Books

...Sport and music have a deep and abiding relationship, as other chapters in this volume clearly illustrate. But there is a further dimension to the sport/music dyad that I would like to explore: namely, the idea that music serves...

Oberkrainer

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Oberkrainer music is native to Slovenia, but has gained broad popularity in central European countries, especially Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The style is part of what is referred to as narodnozabavna glasba (ethno-pop) in Slovenia...

Multisensory Investigation of Sound, Body, and Voice

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Introduction In colloquial terms, western thought and language tend to treat the sound of the voice, the material voice, and what the voice produces as the same. As classicist Shane Butler notes, these ambiguities can be traced back...