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P’yöngyang

Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has written or edited 22 books, 170 academic articles, and 195 book/music reviews, and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,741,260 (1993)P’yongyang is the administrative capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) and, because of a centralized bureaucracy, it is the center of musical production. Socialist dogma has...

Going with the Flow: Livestreaming and Korean Wave Narratives in P’ansori

Sound Communities in the Asia Pacific : Music, Media, and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...This chapter explores the effects of livestreaming through social networking services (SNS) on the traditional Korean sung storytelling genre p’ansori. P’ansori consists of a solo singer performing an epic story on a straw mat using song...

North Korea: Controlling the Airwaves and Harmonizing the People

Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has written or edited 22 books, 170 academic articles, and 195 book/music reviews, and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sound Communities in the Asia Pacific : Music, Media, and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...Totalitarian states attempt to control literature and art. State apparatuses, as Louis Althusser (1971) put it, are repressive, reinforcing the class state, collectivizing and institutionalizing nationhood, elevating paramount leaders...

The Constructed Soundscapes of Place in Korea, South and North

Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has written or edited 22 books, 170 academic articles, and 195 book/music reviews, and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Presence Through Sound : Music and Place in East Asia

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...The sonic representation of a country has much to do with the politics of representation. Particular soundworlds, given iconicity, are interpreted as being distinct to a specific place. Here I explore two sonic icons of Korean musical...

Mick Went Disco and Joe Sang Campfire Songs: Punk After-parties and the Politics of Forking Paths

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The growing distance between Mick and Joe may not have been apparent until Sandinista! (1980) when Joe strummed downhome bluesy rock while Mick was mixing samples and layering disco tracks. This is Big Audio Dynamite (1985) dramatically...

North Korea

Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has written or edited 22 books, 170 academic articles, and 195 book/music reviews, and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 22,466,481 (2003)Music in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) is by definition popular music. Kim Il Sung, who ruled the northern state from its founding in 1948 until his death in 1994, filtered...