Made in the Low Countries: Studies in Popular Music

1st Edition

Lutgard Mutsaers, Gert Keunen

Published October 9, 2017
Reference - 230 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138920101 - CAT# Y202229
Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series


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Made in the Low Countries: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth and twenty-first century popular music of the Dutch-speaking region comprising the Netherlands and Flanders as a region of federal Belgium. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars and publicists in this field, and covers the major issues, genres, and contexts of popular music. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the issue or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to this transnational region. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music made in the region, followed by essays that are organized into four thematic sections: I: Framing and Facilitating; II: Creation and Curation; III: Close Encounters; IV: Changes and Choices.

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