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...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...
...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...

Nova Cançó Catalana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...La nova cançó catalana (New Catalan song) was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in the late 1950s. It was promoted by an intellectual group, whose members were descendants of the bourgeoisie, to fight against the oppression...

Bandas (in South-Western France)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Bandas is the name given in south-western France to groups of musicians who enliven the streets and other public places during celebrations and similar events. They symbolize the Gascon musical and festive inheritance as well as a certain...

Sevilla (Seville)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 684,633 (2001); province – 1,727,603 (2001) Sevilla (Seville) is the capital city of Andalusía (an autonomous region of south Spain) and of the province to which it gives its name. It is located...

Andalucía

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 7,357,558 (2001) Andalucía is made up of eight provinces in the south of Spain: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Sevilla. Its economy is diverse, with tourism being...

Aragón

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 1,180,000 (2000) The autonomous community of Aragón is in northeast Spain, stretching south from the central Pyrenees. Zaragoza’s ancient history and its location on the Ebro River, at the crossroads...

Asturias

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,089,000 (1999) Since 1982 Asturias has been a single province autonomous community on the northern coast of Spain. Coalmining and the iron and steel industries (the area’s chief economic activities...

Barcelona

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 1,508,850 (1996); metropolitan area – 4,228,048 (1996) Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Mediterranean Sea, on a plain of approximately 2 sq miles (5 sq km), next...

Canary Islands

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,700,000 (2001) The Canary Islands is an Atlantic archipelago lying 60 miles (100 km) off the Western Saharan African coast. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the largest islands and main population centers....