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Ravi Shankar

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...Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer dubbed the “godfather of world music.” He made great efforts to popularize the sitar, an Indian traditional string instrument, and Indian traditional music for Western audiences. Ravi Shankar...
...Without any formal training in singing, Kishore Kumar rose to the top of India’s film industry as a playback singer, actor, composer, director, and screenwriter. He was born into a wealthy family in the former British India’s Central...
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...The Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has lent her voice to over 1,000 films and sung in over thirty-six languages. Born in the state of Indore in 1929, Mangeshkar’s family belonged to the Gomantak Maratha Samaj community and her...
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...The Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal brought a level of artistry to the form while she infused her own work with left-wing politics. Born in 1959 in Allahabad, Mudgal was raised by her parents, both professors of English...

Mizoram

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 891,058 (2001)Mizoram is a state in the southern tip of northeast India; Aizawl is its capital. During British rule the region was known as Lushai Hills, and was included in the Assam administration. In post-Independence India...

Srinagar

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 894,940 (2001)Srinagar, in Kashmir, is the capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State, which consists of different ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The three broad regions of the State are Jammu, which has a Hindu majority,...

Lucknow

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,000,000 (2002) Lucknow is the capital of India’s most populous state, uttar Pradesh. It is in many ways an ordinary city where, as with most Indian conurbations, one can hear strains of Bollywood hits...

Jammu

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: City – 378,431 (2001) Jammu is the capital city of the Jammu region of the Jammu and Kashmir State.The main language of the region is Dogari, but a large number of Kashmiri-speaking refugees settled here in the 1990s...

Kashmir

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 5,000,000 (2001) Although the Jammu and Kashmir State is divided between India and Pakistan, the valley of Kashmir (which is seven percent of the area of the undivided state), the region where the Kashmiri language...

An “Obscene” Calling

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The Calling And thus does Zizek (2006) expound on the “traumatic dimension of voice” by focusing on The Exorcist in The Perverts’ Guide to Cinema: [emphasis added] Voice is not an organic part of the human body. It is coming from somewhere...