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Islam and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When studying opinions about any topic, no matter whether it is historical, sociological and contemporary or theological, it is always necessary to ask who is speaking, who has the authority and legitimacy to provide authoritative answers...

Samba de Roda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Samba de roda is a general name used to designate a set of folk musical and chorographical practices found in different regions of Brazil. The most popular and still widely practiced samba de roda tradition is, however, that found...

Hip-Hop in Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The origins of hip-hop music can be traced to the practices of DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa in the block parties of 1970s New York. Drawing on pre-existing African-American and Jamaican cultural practices...

Danzante

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The danzante is an indigenous musical genre danced to during Corpus Christi festivities throughout the highland region of Ecuador. The term danzante also denotes both the dance and the dancers who thank the Pachamama, or Mother Earth...

Rabiz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Rabiz is a late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century song genre that is very popular among youth in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. It embraces a range of styles with a particular emphasis on pop ballad and rap styles, with lyrics...

Pop and Rock

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For the first time since its emergence as a distinct subgenre of modern, Western popular music in the late 1960s and 1970s, ‘progrock’ secured its own official Top 30 chart in the UK in September 2015. Though deemed by former Yes keyboard...

The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...U2’s music can be a powerful spiritual experience, in part because of the haunting and transcendent nature of their unique sound, in part because of lyrics that speak of aporia and longing for an intangible wholeness. In their cathedral...

“You Don’t See Me But You Will”: Jewish Thought and U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Bono’s love of the Psalms and the incorporation of scriptural references into his lyrics is well-noted by now, and though U2’s work could profitably be analyzed through the lens of literary tradition, what makes a theological inquiry...

Real recognize real: Aporetic flows and the presence of New Black Godz in hip hop

Monica R. Miller

Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion & Africana Studies, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Participant at the filming of Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” (2013).The above epigraph comes from a participant and spectator at the filming of Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” (2013), left in awe after having...

The Authorities

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Portions of this chapter originally appeared as “Sites of Corruption, Sites of Liberation: Hamburg-St. Pauli and the Contested Spaces of Early Rock‘n’Roll,” Contemporary European History 26:2 (May 2017), 313–37. Copyright Cambridge...