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India

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

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Betty True Jones

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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14,430 words

...Music and Dance . Delhi, 1990. Basham, A. L. The Wonder That Was India . New ed. New York, 1963. Brown, W. Norman , ed. India, Pakistan, Ceylon . Ithaca, N. Y., 1951. Coorlawala, Uttara Asha . Ruth St. Denis and India's Dance Renaissance . Dance Chronicle 15.2 (1992): 123–152. Dimock, Edward C. The Place of the Hidden Moon: Erotic Mysticism in the Vaiṣṇavasahajiyā Cult of Bengal . Chicago, 1966. Gargi, Balwant . Theatre in India . New York, 1962. Gargi, Balwant . Folk Theater of India . Seattle, 1966. Gaston, Anne-Marie . Śiva in Dance, Myth, and...

Radio in India

Radio in India  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...in India The first radio station in India began operations on 23 July 1927 in Mumbai. A month later, on 26 Aug. 1927 , Kolkata got its station. Broadcasting then was a private enterprise. In Mumbai the Indian Broadcasting Company ( IBC ), formed on 13 Sept. 1926 , took the lead. Its main shareholders were Raja-saheb Dhanrajgirgi Narsinghji and the Indian Radio Telegraphs Co. The early transmitters were of 1.5 kW power and broadcast only the Medium Wave, for three hours, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The IBC was taken over by the government in 1930 and...

Music in India

Music in India  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...in India This is a combined reprint of two short works, namely, A Treatise on the Music of Hindoostan , by N. Augustus Williard , first published in 1834 ; and On The Musical Modes of the Hindus by Sir William Jones , first published in 1793 and reprinted in 1834 . The combined reprint was published in Kolkata in 1962 . See individual entries on these...

Violin in India

Violin in India  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...in India There are many references to bowed instruments in ancient music treatises and mythical accounts of India. The ancient Pināki veena was a bowed instrument. However, it seems fair to conclude that Indian efforts in perfecting bowed instruments took the shape of the sārangi group. Violin came to India sometime in the 18th cent. through French traders on the eastern coast (of Tamil Nadu, Andhra). Later, it entered Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, and many such places through Western musical bands, conducted by Europeans. Some types of bowed instruments may have...

Sound Recording in India

Sound Recording in India  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...until 1970 . The total number of 78-rpm discs recorded and issued by The Gramophone Co. in India is estimated to be around 250,000 titles, to which might be added some 30,000 recordings by other companies which operated in India over the past 60-odd years. During the late 1960s, The Gramophone Co. had a strong competitor in Polydor India for some time. Polydor later became Music India Ltd. In the 1970s recording cassettes emerged. Most companies in India then were fettered by government regulations on the import of machinery and tariff restrictions—...

La India

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Frances R. Aparicio

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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220 words

...India [ Caballero, Linda Viera ] ( b Río Piedras, PR , 9 March 1970 ). Singer of Puerto Rican birth. Raised in the South Bronx in New York City, she started as a backup singer for the Latin freestyle group TKA. However, it is in salsa music that La India has left her mark. Her first Spanish-language salsa album was produced by Eddie Palmieri in 1992 ( Llegó la India via Eddie Palmieri ). In 1994 she released Dicen que soy , containing a duet with Marc Anthony , “Vivir lo nuestro.” Since then, she has collaborated with Tito Puente , Celia...

India, Sigismondo d'

India, Sigismondo d' (c.1582)   Reference library

Tim Carter

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
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230 words

...India, Sigismondo d' ( b Palermo , c. 1582 ; d ?Modena , before 19 April 1629 ). Italian nobleman and composer . The origin of his unusual name is unknown; it has been suggested that India may have been the name of a village near Palermo, but there is no sign of such a place on any map. In 1606 he was in Mantua, where he may have met Monteverdi , and between 1608 and 1611 he visited Florence, Rome, Naples, Parma, and Piacenza. He became director of the chamber music at the court of Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy , at Turin in 1611 ,...

D’India, Sigismondo

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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135 words

...India, Sigismondo ( b Palermo , c 1582 ; d ? Modena , before 1629 ) Italian composer and singer . Said to be of noble birth and spent 1600–10 travelling in It., visiting several courts. Probably met Monteverdi in Mantua 1606 . Dir. of chbr music to the Duke of Savoy in Turin, 1611–23 , during which period most of his music was written. Moved to Modena 1623–4 , then to Rome where in 1625 his sacred opera Sant’ Eustachio was perf in Cardinal Maurizio's palace. Returned to Modena 1626 . Regarded as most important composer of secular vocal...

Crown of India, The

Crown of India, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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...Crown of India, The . Imperial masque, op. 66, by Elgar to words by Henry Hamilton ; it was written to celebrate the Delhi Durbar in 1912 . Elgar made an orchestral suite from it the same...

Crown of India, The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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...of India, The Masque, Op.66, by Elgar , for cont. and bass soloists, ch, and orch to words by H. Hamilton . Written to celebrate Delhi Durbar 1911 and f.p. London 1912 . Also orch suite, 1912...

Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan

Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan  

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

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...and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan A work in English, by C.R. Day , with particular reference to southern India. It was first published in 1891 in London. Indian reprints were brought out in recent decades. There are 17 plates with illustrations of musical instruments. The author was influenced by two earlier works in English, On the Musical Modes of the Hindus ( 1799 ) by Sir William Jones and A Treatise upon the Music of Hindoostan ( 1834 ) by Capt. Willard . The work has seven chapters. Vedic music is briefly discussed and...

India.Arie

India.Arie   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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327 words

....Arie b. India Arie Simpson, 3 October 1975, Denver, Colorado, USA. This Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based singer-songwriter made an immediate impact on the neo-soul scene with the release of her debut Acoustic Soul in March 2001. Her parents named her India in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, with her mother adding Arie (Hebrew for ‘lion’). The singer later added the web-style dot to give her name ‘an aesthetic flow’. The family moved to Atlanta when India was 13. She first started playing guitar while studying jewellery making at Savannah College of Art and Design,...

Arie, India - Acoustic Soul

Arie, India - Acoustic Soul   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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110 words

...India - Acoustic Soul Cut from the same rootsy R&B cloth as Erykah Badu, Atlanta-born India Arie’s album debut after her first public emergence on Spike Lee’s Bamboozled soundtrack is a down-home affair, where acoustic guitars, live drums, and stand-up bass share space with more contemporary production devices. Arie’s voice has an insinuating, seductive undertone that works its way into the listener’s subconscious. Songs such as ‘Video’ are both catchy and centred on a subtly feminist theme, proving that Arie is up to having her cake and eating it, too,...

India.Arie

India.Arie  

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B. India Arie Simpson, 3 October 1975, Denver, Colorado, USA. This Atlanta, Georgia, USA-based singer-songwriter made an immediate impact on the neo-soul scene with the release of her debut Acoustic ...
Music in India

Music in India  

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This is a combined reprint of two short works, namely, A Treatise on the Music of Hindoostan, by N. Augustus Williard, first published in 1834; and On The Musical Modes ...
Sigismondo d' India

Sigismondo d' India  

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(b Palermo, c.1582; d ?Modena, before 19 April 1629).Italian nobleman and composer. The origin of his unusual name is unknown; it has been suggested that India may have been ...
Crown of India

Crown of India  

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Masque, Op.66, by Elgar, for cont. and bass soloists, ch., and orch. to words by H. Hamilton. Written to celebrate Delhi Durbar 1911 and f.p. London 1912. Also orch. suite, 1912.
Acoustic Soul (India Arie album)

Acoustic Soul (India Arie album)  

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Cut from the same rootsy R&B cloth as Erykah Badu, Atlanta-born India Arie’s album debut after her first public emergence on Spike Lee’s Bamboozled soundtrack is a down-home affair, where ...
Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan

Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan  

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A work in English, by C.R. Day, with particular reference to southern India. It was first published in 1891 in London. Indian reprints were brought out in recent decades. There ...
Bentson, Mistress

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
19 words

...Mistress ( Delibes : Lakmé ). Mez. English governess living in India. Created ( 1883 ) by Mme Pierron...

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