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Kad Achouri

Overview page. Subjects: music.

B. 1969, Mazamet, Tarn, France. Achouri took a very early interest in music although for some years he was also a very good tennis player with international promise. However, he ...

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Achpal-miyā

Overview page. Subjects: Indian music.

(b. Delhi, c. 1780; d. ?, c. 1854)

Vocalist of the durbar of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar (r. 1827–57). His real name is mentioned in different sources as Mir Sadiq...

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Āchārya

Overview page. Subjects: Indian music.

Sanskrit term, meaning a teacher, preceptor, or a spiritual guide. Originally it meant a teacher of the Vedas, a spiritual guide, and so forth. In the modern times, the term ...

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acht

Overview page. Subjects: music.

(Ger.). ‘Eight’; Achtel, Achtelnote, ‘eighth’, ‘eighth-note’,

i.e. the quaver; Achtelpause, ‘quaver rest’; achtstimmig, in eight voices or parts; Achtfuss, an 8′ organ stop.

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Joaquin Achucarro

Overview page. Subjects: music.

(b Bilbao, 1936).

Sp. pianist. Début Bilbao aged 12, and in Masaveu, Spain, 1950. Won Liverpool Int. pf. comp., 1959, making London début same year.

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Achyutappā Nāyak

Overview page. Subjects: Indian music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Sixteenth-century king of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The impressive musical history of modern Thanjavur begins with his reign (c. 1577–1600). See Thanjāvur, 1.

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Achyuta Rajendra Veeṇā

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A type of veena mentioned in Rama Amatya's work Svara Mela Kalānidhi of about 1550. It was named after the Thanjavur King Achyuta Nayak (r. 1577–1614).

The first four strings ...

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Acid

Overview page. Subjects: music.

This Belgian heavy metal group was formed in 1980, but their material received little attention abroad. The original line-up comprised Kate (vocals), Demon (guitar), Dizzy Lizzy (guitar),...

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Acid Bath

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Cult Kenner, Louisiana, USA-based sludge metal outfit fronted by Dax Riggs (b. 15 October 1973, Evansville, Indiana, USA; vocals), whose brooding music reflected the atmosphere of the...

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Acid House

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DJ Pierre was the man, alongside his partner Spanky, who was largely heralded as the figurehead of this musical movement. The sound was developed in a Chicago, Illinois, USA basement ...

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