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Lena Horne

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...As a jazz singer and civil rights activist, Lena Horne combined music and politics through her twentieth-century career. Born in Brooklyn in 1917 to an upper middle-class family, Horne was sent to Georgia when she was five. She returned...

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...

Bossa Nova

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bossa nova developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the second half of the 1950s and was transformed into a musical movement that modernized Brazilian popular music. Thus, it acquired great historical importance and is seen by many...