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...The Spanish guitar virtuoso known as Paco de Lucía brought flamenco into the modern era by combining it with other idioms and performing with a wide range of other musicians. Born Francisco Gómez in Cadiz in 1947, his father was a flamenco...
...The career of Julio Iglesias epitomizes the international potential of popular music in the late twentieth century. Born into a middle-class family in Madrid, Spain in 1943, Ingesias’s early professional trajectory aimed toward a career...
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...The traditional-turned-experimental flamenco guitarist Enrique Morente attracted controversy for his attempts to broaden the genre’s appeal and incorporate musicians from other idioms. Born in Granada, Spain in 1942, Morente grew up around...
...Introduction Following recent trends in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (Machin, 2010; Machin and Mayr, 2012; van Leeuwen, 2012), it can be argued that songs may spread ideological beliefs in such a way that they may reach a wide...

Laúd

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The laúd or lute is a pear-shaped body plucked chordophone of variable number of strings. It is a direct descent of the Arabic ‘ud, a fretless chordophone with a bigger resonance box than its European counterpart. It generally has four...
...Introduction This article departs from the idea that art is an important vehicle of social transformation that can trigger critical questioning and shifts in social and power relations, anticipating and reflecting substantial changes...

Vihuela

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The vihuela is an old Spanish guitar that was very fashionable during the late 15th and 16th centuries before it was replaced by the guitar. In fact, it is considered the precursor of the modern guitar. Similar to the lute in Europe...

Cataluña

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 6,090,040 (1996) Cataluña (Catalonia) has been an autonomous region of Spain since 1979 when Catalan, which had been forbidden under Franco’s dictatorship, became one of the official languages. The region is located...

Listening to the City

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The city sounds and resonates. In Barcelona, the rhythms of traffic and passers-by, of passages and construction sites, of conversations being chanted, all allow us to hear movement, dynamics and change. Under the beats of pneumatic drills,...

La Movida

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...La Movida (meaning ‘the scene’) is the name given to a cultural movement in which different art forms, including diverse musical genres, were unified around a specific geo-historical moment – Spain at the beginning of the 1980s...