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

By Sarah Hill

within the Nineteen Sixties, Welsh-language well known track emerged as a automobile for mobilizing a geographically dispersed group into political motion. because the a long time advanced, Welsh renowned track built past its acoustic folks roots, adopting a few of the types of modern renowned 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 technique. now not simply a 'Celtic' factor, the cultural struggles confronted by means of Welsh audio system in a predominantly Anglophone surroundings are just like these confronted via 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. through surveying the advance of Welsh-language well known track from 1945-2000, 'Blerwytirhwng?' where of Welsh Pop examines these moments of challenge in Welsh cultural lifestyles which signalled a burgeoning feel of nationwide id, which challenged paradigms of linguistic belonging, and out of which emerged new expressions of Welshness.

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