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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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...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...

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...

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...

Tibetan Diaspora

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Approximately 130,000 Tibetans live in exile, with the largest concentrations living in India and Nepal (104,000), with 26,000 in other Asia countries, Europe and North America. The Tibetan diaspora began in 1959, when...

Transformation inspired by the West (3)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Dance-band music The Taishō era was distinguished further by three musical developments. The first was dance-band music. Japan participated in the First World War (1914–18) on the side of the Allied Forces and established diplomatic...

the Physiologist at the opera

Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

Scholarly Books

...when it comes to seventeenth-century French culture and politics, the Louvre is always a good starting point – a much less noticed part of the Louvre than the Mona Lisa or the spectacular glass pyramid in the courtyard, that is: an elegant...

Hira Gasy

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hira gasy (hira; ‘song’; gasy: ‘Malagasy’) is a long-standing musical tradition in Madagascar, which is the fourth largest island in the world, situated off the east coast of Africa. The population of Madagascar is derived mainly from...