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Shkodër

described the frontier as "floating on blood". '''Albanian music''' (Albanian (Albanian language): ''Muzikë popullore'' or ''Muzikë shqiptare'') displays a variety of influences. Albanian folk music traditions differ by region, with major stylistic differences between the traditional music of the Ghegs in the north and Tosks in the south. Music of Albania has been influenced by music of Greece with modern popular music developed around the centers of Korça

and Tirana; the major groupings are the Ghegs of the north and southern Labs and Tosks (Tosk Albanian). The northern and southern traditions are contrasted by the "rugged and heroic" tone of the north and the "relaxed" form of the south. Albanian music displays a variety of influences. Albanian folk music traditions differ by region, with major stylistic differences between the traditional music of the Ghegs in the north and Tosks in the south. Modern

popular music has developed around the centers of Korca, Shkodër and Tirana. Since the 1920s, some composers such as Fan S. Noli have also produced works of Albanian classical music. However, despite being under communist governments, Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (1948) and Albania (1961) fell out with the Soviet Union. Yugoslavia, led by marshal Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980), first propped up then rejected the idea of merging with Bulgaria


Tirana

in the north and Tosks in the south. Modern popular music has developed around the centers of Korca, Shkodër and Tirana. Since the 1920s, some composers such as Fan S. Noli have also produced works of Albanian classical music. * Košice, Slovakia, since 2000 Reactions among the Great Powers during the wars File:Bazar Tirana

a variety of influences. Albanian folk music traditions differ by region, with major stylistic differences between the traditional music of the Ghegs in the north and Tosks in the south. Music of Albania has been influenced by music of Greece with modern popular music developed around the centers of Korça, Shkodër and Tirana. The similarities with music of Epirus are also remarkable. Since the 1920s, some composers such as Fan S. Noli have also produced works


Gary, Indiana

The Jacksons thumb Michael Jackson (File:2300 Jackson Street.jpg)'s childhood home in Gary, Indiana, as it appeared in June 2009, shortly after the singer's death. Gary is the hometown of The Jackson 5, a family of musicians who influenced the sound of modern popular music. Joe (Joe Jackson (manager)) and Katherine Jackson originally moved into their two bedroom house at 2300 Jackson St. in Gary, Indiana, after they got married


Qing dynasty

poetry poetry of the Ming dynasty ) for its association with Chinese opera, developmental trends of Classical Chinese poetry, the transition to a greater role for vernacular language (Written vernacular Chinese), and for poetry by women in Chinese culture. The Qing dynasty was a period of much literary collection and criticism, and many of the modern popular versions of Classical Chinese poems were transmitted through Qing dynasty anthologies, such as the ''Quantangshi'' and the ''Three Hundred Tang Poems''. Pu Songling brought the short story form to a new level in his ''Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio'', published in the mid-18th century, and Shen Fu demonstrated the charm of the informal memoir in ''Six Chapters of a Floating Life (Six Records of a Floating Life)'', written in the early 19th century but published only in 1877. The art of the novel reached a pinnacle in Cao Xueqin's ''Dream of the Red Chamber'', but its combination of social commentary and psychological insight were echoed in highly skilled novels such as Wu Jingzi's ''The Scholars (The Scholars (novel))'' (1750) and Li Ruzhen's ''Flowers in the Mirror'' (1827). "Ming and Qing Novels," ''Berkshire Encyclopedia'' In drama, Kong Shangren's Kunqu opera ''The Peach Blossom Fan'', completed in 1699, portrayed the tragic downfall of the Ming dynasty in romantic terms. The most prestigious form became the so-called Peking opera, though local and folk opera were also widely popular. Cuisine (History of Chinese cuisine#History) aroused a cultural pride in the accumulated richness of a long and varied past. The gentleman gourmet, such as Yuan Mei (Yuan Mei#Yuan as a gastronome), applied aesthetic standards to the art of cooking, eating, and appreciation of tea (Chinese tea culture) at a time when New World crops and products (Columbian Exchange) entered everyday life. The Manchu Han Imperial Feast originated at the court. Although this banquet was probably never common, it reflected an appreciation by Han Chinese for Manchu culinary customs. Jonathan Spence, "Ch'ing," in Kwang-chih Chang, ed., ''Food in Chinese Culture: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives'' (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977): 260–294, reprinted in Jonathan Spence, ''Chinese Roundabout: Essays in History and Culture'' (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992). By the end of the nineteenth century, all elements of national artistic and cultural life had recognized and begun to come to terms with world culture as found in the West and Japan. Whether to stay within old forms or welcome Western models was now a conscious choice rather than an unchallenged acceptance of tradition. Classically trained Confucian scholars such as Liang Qichao and Wang Guowei broke ground later cultivated in the New Culture Movement. See also ) is a palace in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It is the largest of the three halls of the Inner Court (the other two being the Hall of Union and the Palace of Earthly Tranquility), located at the northern end of the Forbidden City. During the Qing dynasty, the palace often served as the Emperor's audience hall, where he held council with the Grand Council. History The Beijing–Shanghai railway is composed of three sections. These three sections are some of the earliest railways in China, built before 1910 during the Qing dynasty. The first section is from Beijing to Tianjin, constructed as part of the Imperial Railways of Northern China between 1897 and 1900.


The Bronx

it with modern popular sounds (pop music) like hip hop (hip hop music) and R&B (contemporary R&B). birth_place Alabama, U.S. (United States) residence The Bronx, New York City occupation civil rights activist and nurse 27 09 1950 align left 25 06 1948


Dominican Republic

- Overview . allmusic.com. Retrieved on 18 February 2010. Self-taught and determined, Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music out from its traditional base and fuse it with modern popular sounds (pop music) like hip hop (hip hop music) and R&B (contemporary R&B). After McQueen left Chino at 16, he returned to Julia, now living in Greenwich Village, but almost immediately left again and gained


North Korea

'' and returned to his career in journalism. He became the Washington correspondent for the ''London Observer'' and the ''Globe and Mail (Toronto Globe and Mail)''. Deane Philip, ''I Should Have Died'', published by Atheneum, New York (1977), biography on the inside cover Both the Japanese original and the English-language dub are rife with satire and parody, some of it self-referential in nature. Homages to old movies are common, as are references to modern

popular culture, politics and news events, so adults as well as children can find aspects they can relate to and enjoy. Many episodes deal with what was current news and politics in Japan, from issues to North Korea to the very common theme of environmental protection. They even poke fun at former American president George W. Bush by having the main villain Dedede make comments about 'Axis of Evil' and 'Weapons of Mass "DeDeDestruction"'. http


Oslo

skating competition. Oslo, Norway align left 14–25 February Modern influence In modern times, Yggdrasil is sometimes depicted or referenced in modern popular culture. Modern works of art depicting Yggdrasil include ''Die Nornen'' (painting, 1888


Bavaria

surgeon (surgery)), he decided instead to become an actor, following a life-long interest in theater. Selwart thereafter studied acting and appeared in many plays throughout Europe. He appeared in a variety of stage productions, including classics such as Shakespeare (William Shakespeare) and modern popular works like Heinrich von Kleist's romantic dream play, ''The Prince of Homburg (The Prince of Homburg (play))'', in which he played the title role. Fossils The fossil record


Greece

, Ναύπλιο: 1966, p. 1-13. (Υπάρχει μια συνεχής εξέλιξη από την αρχαία Ελληνική μουσική έως και το δημοτικό τραγούδι, η οποία μαρτυρείται, εκτός από τη γλώσσα, στο ρυθμό, τη δομή και τη μελωδία). Also Greek music has many similarities with the music of Cyprus; their modern popular music scenes remaining well-integrated with one another. Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture (Greek culture), both within Greece and in the Greek diaspora diaspora

μελωδία). Also Greek music has many similarities with the music of Cyprus; their modern popular music scenes remaining well-integrated with one another. Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture (Greek culture), both within Greece and in the diaspora (Greek diaspora). '''Laïkó''' (λαϊκό τραγούδι 'song of the people' or αστική λαϊκή μουσική 'urban folk music'), also known today as ''classic laïkó'' (κλασικό παλιό λαϊκό). It is the urban music of Greece


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