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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Tiv Dance

Tiv Dance   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,317 words

...At village markets, held every five days, men and women perform in their separate teams for hours, encircled by dense crowds of enthusiastic spectators. Gifts of money are lavished on skilled performers, who hold a position of prestige because their dance has the power to dispel witchcraft and “mend the earth.” A dance song, “The Sun Is a Man, the Moon Is a Woman,” voices the contrast between men's and women's dance. Men express their strength in a variety of dance styles. In the ingough , they circle around four drummers in a dance divided into a...

Tibet

Tibet   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,980 words

...eliminating the obstacles which threatened to halt the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Dance was not considered contrary to religion but rather an integral part of its worship: Padmasambhava rose into the sky, where he performed a threatening dance that dispelled the opposition, and the shadow he cast on the ground marked the boundaries of Bsam-yas monastery. The oral tradition and the texts agree that the first known Buddhist dance in Tibet was performed during the time of Padmasambhava. However, other forms of masked dance and musical...

Tripudium

Tripudium   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,111 words

...must be considered in terms of the philosophical and theological beliefs that prevailed during the period in question. Creedally, the church holds that the human spirit is incarnate—not incarcerate—in the human body. Yet the church has only rarely and ineffectually attempted to dispel the strong current of Gnostic antimaterialistic dualism riding along on the underbelly of popular theology. [See Christianity and Dance .] In addition, the references to such a supposed tradition are both geographically and chronologically disparate, and the original compendium...

Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)

Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Music
Since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely death in 1990, there has been a fear that the future of popular blues died with him. Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s debut does much to dispel ...
Metal Box (PiL album)

Metal Box (PiL album)  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Music
Determined to dispel musical preconceptions, former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten undertook a radical path with his next venture. On Metal Box he unleashed a torrent of vocal styles, alternately ...
I'm In The Mood For Love (Shirley Bassey album)

I'm In The Mood For Love (Shirley Bassey album)  

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Music
An entirely atypical collection of Shirley Bassey’s work with EMI Records from 1961 to 1968. I’m In The Mood For Love goes a long way towards dispelling the ‘Brassy Bassey’ ...
Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage  

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Music
(b Grays, Essex, 1960).Eng. composer. Comp.‐in‐association with CBSO 1989–93. Distinctive if eclectic style deriving from many sources incl. rock and jazz. Prin. comps.:operas:Greek (1986–8);Killing ...
Clements, E.C.

Clements, E.C. (1875)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
83 words

...the judicial service ( 1898–1928 ) of the old Bombay Province. Clements, along with K.B. Deval , founded the Philharmonic Society of Western India in 1912 . He was in close contact with V.N. Bhatkhande and other stalwarts. His work is a pioneering modern statement aimed at dispelling Western prejudices about Indian...

Gruskin, Shelley

Gruskin, Shelley (20 July 1936)   Reference library

Michael Fleming

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
203 words

...can be heard on many of the group's recordings. In 1965 he formed the Philidor Trio with the soprano Elizabeth Humes and the harpsichordist Edward Smith; the group toured and recorded until 1980 when it was dissolved. A versatile and spirited player, Gruskin has done much to dispel long-held notions about the intractability of early woodwind instruments. He taught music history and early-music performance practice at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Hartt College of Music, and Queens College in New York. In 1978 he became artist-in-residence at...

Turnage, Mark‐Anthony

Turnage, Mark‐Anthony (1960)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
340 words

..., chbr orch ( 1979 , rev. 1982 ); Night Dances ( 1980–1 ); Kind of Blue ( 1981–2 ); Ekaya ( 1984 ); Gross Intrusion , amp. str qt, str, 14 players ( 1987 ); Three Screaming Popes ( 1988–9 ); Momentum ( 1990–1 ); Drowned Out ( 1992–3 ); Your Rockaby , sax conc. ( 1993 ); Dispelling the Fears , 2 tpt, orch ( 1994–5 ); Still Sleeping ( 1997 ); Bass Inventions , db, orch ( 2000 ); Dark Crossing ( 2001 ); Scorched , jazz trio, orch ( 2002 ); Eulogy ( 2002–3 ); On Opened Ground , via conc. ( 2003 ); Scherzoid ( 2003–4 ); Crying Out Loud ( 2004 ); Yet...

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