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

By Sarah Hill

within the Nineteen Sixties, Welsh-language renowned track emerged as a automobile for mobilizing a geographically dispersed group into political motion. because the a long time improved, Welsh well known tune built past its acoustic folks roots, adopting many of the types of modern well known tune, and eventually gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete within the Anglo-American mainstream industry. The ensuing tensions, among Welsh and English, novice undefined, rural and concrete, the neighborhood and the foreign, necessitate the knowledge of Welsh pop as a part of a miles better cultural strategy. 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 through innumerable different minority groups enduring political, social or linguistic domination. the purpose of 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop tune is to discover the preferred track which followed these struggles, to attach Wales to the bigger Anglo-American pop culture, and to contemplate the shift in strength from the dominant to the minority, the centre to the outer edge. by means of surveying the improvement of Welsh-language well known song from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop examines these moments of concern in Welsh cultural lifestyles which signalled a burgeoning feel of nationwide identification, which challenged paradigms of linguistic belonging, and out of which emerged new expressions of Welshness.

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