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“A Bridge to Java”

Hardja Susilo, David Harnish, Ted SolÍs and J. Lawrence Witzleben.

in Performing Ethnomusicology

August 2004; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 8015 words.

This chapter gives a striking account of the author's journey, teaching gamelan for four decades in America. It discusses “bimusicality” in gamelan's academic infancy as it had two groups...

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“A Colorful Nightmare”

Danielle Robinson.

in Modern Moves

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 7350 words.

Chapter two considers ragtime dancing among European immigrant youth within the contexts of American minstrelsy, African American migration, and European immigration. Based on period sheet...

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“A Day in the Life”

Gordon Thompson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship

November 2017; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Ethnomusicology. 10334 words.

This chapter examines the issue of censorship in the British Broadcasting Corporation’s controversial decision to ban the final track, “A Day in the Life,” from the Beatles’ album, Sgt....

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“A Hellish Instrument”

María Susana Azzi.

in The Accordion in the Americas

October 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 6908 words.

Argentina's most popular music genre, the tango, had already enjoyed a long history before the bandoneón became its quintessential instrument. Known as a danceable music genre, tango...

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A. Kānan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Chennai, June 1920; d. Kolkata, 12 Sept. 2004) Noted vocalist.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1995.

Trained by Girija Shankar Chakravarti and...

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A. Nārāyaṇa Iyengar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, 1905; d. ?, 1987) Veena exponent and teacher.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1969.

After basic training in veena from...

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“A New Day Dawning”

Timothy Rommen.

in Funky Nassau

May 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 18037 words.

The idea of the postcolony was born on July 10, 1973, and the newly independent Bahamas celebrated with Junkanoo, a new national anthem, and monuments to music and culture such as the album null...

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A. Swāmy Nāidu

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Based in Chennai, he acted and sang in Tamil plays such as Hariśchandra, Tārā Sasaukam, Ramayanam, and Kāmesara Rasikā in the 1900s. He sang a few ...

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Abal Svara

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

A weak svara in vocal or instrumental music, for example, Ga in rāga Kedār appears feeble in the avaroha. It is completely omitted from the āroha. Durbal and nirbal are synonyms of Abal.

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Abanīndra Mōhan Gangopādhyāy

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Early 20th-cent. tabla player of Kolkata. A disciple of Ata Hussain, he was among the regular accompanists of Asadullah Khan (sarod) in Kolkata.

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Ābā-sāheb Muzumdār

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?, 1 Feb. 1886; d. Pune, Maharashtra, 16 Sept. 1973) Music archivist and patron.

His real name was Shridhar Pandurang Prabhune.

He was both a keen student and a ...

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Abban Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Saharanpur, 1922) Dhrupad vocalist.

His guru was his maternal uncle Behram Khan Dagar (c. 1800–1887). Abban Khan was much respected for his...

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Abbāsuddin Ahmed

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?) Singer of folk music of North and East Bengal.

Bhāṭiāli and bhāvaiā were his favourite types of music. Abbasuddin, Sachin Dev Burman, and Girin Chakraborty are ...

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Abdul Aziz Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(Vocal) (b. ?; d. Mumbai, 1940) Durbar musician of Dharampur, a princely state in South Gujarat.

His tenure in the royal durbar was for about 10 years from 1928, during ...

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Abdul Aziz Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(Vichitra Veeṇā) (b. Bithur, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, c. 1875; d. ?, 1946)

He was trained in sārangi by his father Alladiya Khan Biturwale (not to be confused with vocalist...

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Abdul Gafur

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?) Vocalist of early 20th cent., an early singer for disc-records; based in Kolkata.

He sang ṭhumrī, qavvāli, ghazal, tarānā, and others in rāgas Gauḍ Sārang, Jhinjhōṭi...

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Abdul Gani Bayati

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Nurullahpur, Barisal district, Bangladesh, 1909; d. Dhaka, 19 Aug. 1978)

Singer and composer, especially of zari (or jari) songs of Bengal.

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Abdul Ghani Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Khajurgaon [present-day Rae Bareilly], Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Khajurgaon, 1938) Noted sitar player.

Abdul Ghani and his brother Muravvat Khan were trained by their father Azam...

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Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, 18 Feb. 1929) Well-known sitar player, based in Mumbai since many decades.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1987.

At an...

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Abdul Hassan Qaisar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Author of the work Margat-ul-Naghm (1676), in Persian. The book discusses Persian and Indian music.

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