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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

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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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

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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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

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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...

Turnage, Mark‐Anthony

Turnage, Mark‐Anthony (1960)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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...

Chausson, (Amédée-) Ernest

Chausson, (Amédée-) Ernest (20 Jan. 1855)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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496 words

...of Franck, which lent greater emotional depth to such works as the choral Hymne védique ( 1886 ). The second period ( 1886–94 ) began when Chausson became secretary of the Société Nationale and entered more fully into Parisian intellectual circles. He now struggled to dispel the image of the wealthy ‘amateur’ composer by turning to more substantial dramatic works like the intense and metrically fluid Poème d'amour et de la mer ( 1882–93 ), the incidental music for Bouchor's La Légende de Sainte Cécile ( 1891 ), and his heroic opera Le Roi...

Shostakovich, Dmitry (Dmitriyevich)

Shostakovich, Dmitry (Dmitriyevich) (12/25 Sept. 1906)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
2,184 words

...fall into disfavour. As the Soviet authorities, with Stalin in power, sought to invest the arts with a purpose directed towards the welfare of the state ( see Russia (5) ), so the atmosphere of musical experimentation that had been allowed to thrive in the 1920s was firmly dispelled. At the time of the 1932 decree bringing all musical activity under state control Shostakovich was nearing completion of his four-act opera The Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District . After its Leningrad premiere in 1934 it was hailed as a model of the new concept of ...

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

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

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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’ ...
Metal Box (PiL album)

Metal Box (PiL album)  

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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 ...
Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)

Ledbetter Heights (Kenny Wayne Shepherd album)  

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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 ...
Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage  

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(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 ...

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