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Lapo Kabwit

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lapo kabwit is the homegrown drum and percussion-based street dancing music of Carnival in the Caribbean island of Dominica. The term literally means ‘goatskin,’ a reference to the goatskins used in the making of these drums, and is used...

Loncomeo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Loncomeo is a vocal musical genre that emerged in the region of Argentine Patagonia, an area comprising the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego. In its original manifestation, the term loncomeo (or...

Lundu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lundu (also sometimes spelled ‘lundum,’ ‘landum’ and ‘londu’) was the name used in Brazil from the mid-nineteenth century until about 1920 to designate a genre consisting of urban songs of a comical nature. The term had previously been used...

Litungu Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The litungu is a seven-stringed lyre and is the main musical instrument of the Bukusu people of Kenya (Masasabi 2010), who also refer to it as ‘lusia,’ which literally means ‘a string.’ The words ‘lusia lulayi’ are used to describe good...

Lejlighedssange

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Lejlighedssange or festsange (personalized songs written for a festive occasion) constitute a widespread community singing tradition at Danish and Nordic parties. The tradition is little known in the rest of Europe. Typical occasions...

Lambada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Lambada is a Brazilian urban music genre which developed from a partner dance of the same name. It emerged in the Amazon region, particularly in Pará State, in the 1970s and is considered to be a hybrid combination of carimbó, a dance...

Levenslied and Smartlap

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Levenslied and smartlap are two Dutch-language song genres that in the twenty-first century are understood as two sides of the same coin. Smartlap is understood as tongue-in-cheek, dealing with extreme types of loss and sorrow...

Schlager

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the German-speaking world, the word Schlager has been used since the end of the nineteenth century as a term equivalent to the English ‘popular song.’ Literally translated as ‘hit,’ the term emerged as an Austrian dialect word...
...As a singer-songwriter and visual artist, Dorival Caymmi provided a significant contribution to the birth of bossa nova in Brazil and its adjacent art forms. Born in Salvador in 1914, Caymmi began to perform on the radio in 1930...