'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Music (Ashgate by Sarah Hill PDF

By Sarah Hill

within the Nineteen Sixties, Welsh-language well known track emerged as a car for mobilizing a geographically dispersed group into political motion. because the many years improved, Welsh well known song constructed past its acoustic folks roots, adopting some of the forms of modern renowned tune, and eventually gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete within the Anglo-American mainstream marketplace. The ensuing tensions, among Welsh and English, novice undefined, rural and concrete, the neighborhood and the overseas, necessitate the certainty of Welsh pop as a part of a far higher cultural strategy. now not simply a 'Celtic' factor, the cultural struggles confronted by means of Welsh audio system in a predominantly Anglophone atmosphere are just like these confronted through innumerable different minority groups enduring political, social or linguistic domination. the purpose of 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop track is to discover the preferred song which observed these struggles, to attach Wales to the bigger Anglo-American pop culture, and to contemplate the shift in energy from the dominant to the minority, the centre to the outer edge. by way of surveying the improvement of Welsh-language renowned track from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop examines these moments of main issue 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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