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Hybridity and Cultural Syncretism

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

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...The enormous diversity and complexity of Latin American music is derived from cultural processes that in many cases have endured for half a millennium. Key among these is syncretism, a process of mutual influence and adaptation among...

Introduction: What Is an Anthropology of Sound?

Holger Schulze

Holger Schulze is Professor of Musicology at the University of Copenhagen and Principal Investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. He is the author of numerous books including Sound as Popular Culture (2016) and The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Are there any humanoid entities left? Are there bipeds and anthropomorphic creatures around you? Indeed, there are cyborgs and simians, alien lifeforms with two legs and two arms, all distinctly vertebrate and seemingly equipped...

Son de Pascua

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The son de pascua (literally, Easter son) is a short, joyous piece originally intended to be played during Christmas holidays at Catholic churches in Guatemala, where Easter embraces not only the celebrations of Christ’s resurrection...

“Wigs and Skin”: Colonialism According to Ama Ata Aidoo

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Aidoo is widely acknowledged as a trail-blazing African woman writer. But her work constantly reminds us that we need to put just as much emphasis on “blaze” as “trail.” She certainly has, in multiple ways, contributed to the creation...

Coros de Clave

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Coros de clave, literally ‘clave choirs,’ were ambulatory choral groups that would circulate in the streets of the western Cuban cities of Havana and Matanzas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly during...

Son (Mexico)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Sixty percent of Mexican folk music, according to Mexican folklorist Vicente T. Mendoza (1894–1964), is derived from the music performed in tonadillas (also, tonadillas escénicas), local theater pieces that were popular around the turn...

The Mobilisation of Shona Musical Identity During Colonial Times

Luis Gimenez Amoros

Luis Gimenez Amoros is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Previously, he has served as an Ethnomusicology lecturer at the University of Fort Hare and as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Unit of Zimbabwean Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Taylor & Francis Group, 2018

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...After the Berlin conference during 1884–1885, the partition of Africa by colonial powers provoked a disjunction in the cultural and social hegemony of many societies in the continent. The present African countries were not only created...

Ghoema Musical Complex

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Cape Town, South Africa, the summer season, which coincides with Christmas and New Year, is a particularly festive time. These two dates are celebrated with centuries-old cultural practices to which lower-middle- and working-class...
...Introduction The outcome of the third Ourvision Singing Contest (OSC) in 2009 was controversial. After being launched two years earlier by Caisa, the International Cultural Centre of the City of Helsinki as a singing competition originally...

Indigenous Hip Hop as Anti-colonial Discourse in Guatemala

Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Guatemala has a long history of racial discrimination against indigenous peoples. Although the population is roughly evenly divided between indigenous (primarily Maya) and non-indigenous, there is a long history of Maya...