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Burlesque

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Burlesque is an English musical theater genre that transferred to the United States in the nineteenth century, where it grew into a varied and, for a time, commercially successful form with close links to other forms of popular theatrical...

Coon Song

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Coon songs were one of many varieties of ethnic-themed comic songs popular in vaudeville and music theater in the United States from roughly the 1880s to the 1920s, the targeted ethnic minority in this case being African Americans. Coon...

African-American Musical Theater, 1890–

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the late nineteenth century African Americans began to create their own distinctive variants on the popular musical theater genres, established and developed by white Americans, in which they had hitherto participated to a limited...

Ragtime

Susan C. Cook

Dr Sherril Dodds is Chair and Professor of Dance at Temple University, USA. Her scholarship centres on popular, social and screen dance practices and she has authored two books: Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (2001) and Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (2011). She is a founding member of the UK research group PoP Moves and sits on the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Editorial Boards of the Korean Society of Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the years 1890–1920 in the United States ‘rag-time’ came to be used as a collective term to identify a variety of musical practices and new social dances. Through the commercial availability of instrumental works and songs...