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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community music ensemble

Don Coffman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1129 words.

An instrumental or vocal group typically comprised of volunteer amateur or semi-professional musicians. Derived from the Latin communitas and Old French comunité, modern senses of the...

Crichlow, Frank Gilbert (1932–2010), musician, restaurateur, and community activist

Mike Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1327 words.

Crichlow, Frank Gilbert (1932–2010), musician, restaurateur, and community activist, was born on 13 July 1932 in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Little is known of his early life. He...

Applying Contemporary Community Standards: Is It Obscene, or Merely Lewd?

Elizabeth L. Wollman.

in Hard Times

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Popular Music. 7962 words.

Chapter 8 considers the impact of contemporary obscenity laws through the 1970s, as well as many of the double standards that exacerbated public and administrative confusion about applying...

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“There Are No Saviors”

Travis L. Gosa and Erik Nielson.

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 9325 words.

This interview with author and community activist Kevin Powell explores the disappointment felt by many in the hip hop community that Obama’s first term failed to deliver the hope and...

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Capeyuye

Alejandro L. Madrid.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 109 words.

A singing tradition from the Mascogo community in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila that is closely associated with singing African American spirituals. Customarily sung during...

Bunde

William Gradante.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 149 words.

A circle-dance performed by couples among Afro-Hispanic communities of the Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador, often in the context of the currulao or chigualo rituals. Secular and...

Powder and Rouge

Nancy Yunhwa Rao.

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 6856 words.

This chapter shifts our focus to the thriving community of Cantonese opera theaters in Canada, from as early as the late nineteenth century. Despite anti-Chinese initiatives growing toward...

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Popular Avant-Garde? Renegotiating Tradition

Ulf Olsson.

in Listening for the Secret

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 17503 words.

Throughout the history of the Grateful Dead, their musical practice was marked by avant-garde impulses. But the band was also performing rock standards, electrified folk music, cowboy...

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Cleveland (opera)

J.H. Alexander.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 603 words.

American city in the state of Ohio. The first opera performed was mounted within two decades of Cleveland’s incorporation as a city (1836). As in other areas of music there during the...

Introduction

Erik Nielson and Travis L. Gosa.

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 13308 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the history, music, and political developments of hip hop. Beginning with an interview with Atlanta emcee Killer Mike and his 2012 song “Reagan,”...

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Polk, Sam

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 84 words.

(Floyd: Susannah). Ten. Elder brother of Susannah, they have lived together since the death of their parents. They are very poor and he is regarded by the village community as an...

Epilogue

Nancy Yunhwa Rao.

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 4210 words.

Drawing from the author’s family history, the epilogue discusses how opera culture could permeate different social classes, accompany dislocation of personal root, and be felt in...

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Okka Disk

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 95 words.

Record company and label founded in Chicago in 1993 or 1994 by Bruno Johnson. Its first issue was a recording of duos by Fred Anderson and Steve McCall made in January 1980. Thereafter...

Youth ensembles

Robert Commanday.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1313 words.

The sustained reduction of the music curricula in US public schools which began in the late 1950s and accelerated with the onset of recession in 2008 has influenced the increase in...

Everyday Practice and the Imaginary

Nancy Yunhwa Rao.

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 7379 words.

Using lyrics, artifacts, memoir, playbills, etc. from within the Chinese community, the Introduction chapter offers a much-needed perspective on Chinatown opera theaters in North America...

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A Theater of Actresses

Nancy Yunhwa Rao.

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

January 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 8419 words.

By its fourth year in operation, the Mandarin boasted a Los Angeles branch, troupes in Mexicali and elsewhere, and a close relationship with the Jock Ming On Theater in New York City. This...

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Close-up: songs, strums, and ceremonies

Mark Slobin.

in Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

February 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music. 7336 words.

‘Close-ups: songs, strums, and ceremonies’ uses examples to summarize folk music's structure, style and meaning. Both the Afghan falak and Yiddish song of longing both use four line stanzas...

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Eugene (opera)

Nancy Malitz.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 109 words.

American city, in the state of Oregon. The Eugene Opera was founded in 1976 as a community opera company using local, non-professional singers who performed in high school auditoriums....

Hearing Timbre

Cornelia Fales.

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone

October 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 10511 words.

This chapter explores the concept of implicit perceptual learning through the lens of timbre sensitivity in San Francisco electronic dance music (EDM) listeners in the 1990s....

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Honky-tonk

Stephanie Vander Wel.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 460 words.

Honky-tonk music is a genre of American country music that developed in tandem with the burgeoning oil industry of Texas and Oklahoma in the 1930s. Especially after the 1933 repeal of...