'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music (Ashgate - download pdf or read online

'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music (Ashgate - download pdf or read online

By Sarah Hill

ISBN-10: 0754658988

ISBN-13: 9780754658986

within the Sixties, Welsh-language renowned track emerged as a motor vehicle for mobilizing a geographically dispersed group into political motion. because the a long time advanced, Welsh renowned track constructed past its acoustic folks roots, adopting some of the kinds of modern well known song, and eventually gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete within the Anglo-American mainstream marketplace. The ensuing tensions, among Welsh and English, beginner undefined, rural and concrete, the neighborhood and the overseas, necessitate the knowledge of Welsh pop as a part of a miles greater cultural approach. now not in basic terms a 'Celtic' factor, the cultural struggles confronted via Welsh audio system in a predominantly Anglophone surroundings are just like these confronted by way of innumerable different minority groups enduring political, social or linguistic domination. the purpose of 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop track is to discover the preferred tune which observed these struggles, to attach Wales to the bigger Anglo-American pop culture, and to think about the shift in strength from the dominant to the minority, the centre to the outer edge. via surveying the improvement of Welsh-language renowned track from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop examines these moments of concern in Welsh cultural lifestyles which signalled a burgeoning experience of nationwide identification, which challenged paradigms of linguistic belonging, and out of which emerged new expressions of Welshness.

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