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Live music events/festivals
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The Second World War had a huge impact on the livelihoods of people and affected many things in the society including how live music was done. The period after the war saw some people trying to salvage the situation with the aim of going back to normal…
The Second World War had a huge impact on the livelihoods of people and affected many things in the society including how live music was done. The period after the war saw some people trying to salvage the situation with the aim of going back to normal. However, by mid 1950s, a new form of musical entertainment was emerging. It was informed by the desire to have a genre that would be appealing to different types of audiences. This saw the uprising of the “do-it-yourself” kind of music. It is a genre that can be seen as the main contributor for the promotion of jazz, skiffle and folk music. It can also be seen as the time when teenagers emerged as the chief consumers of most of the live music concerts (Ward, 2011; Schwartz and Godfrey, 1993) History and development of live music Before the world war disrupted live performance, it was organized mainly in three types of venues. The very first was the music hall. The music hall was not only a venue for performance but also an important commercial place and social gathering. Secondly, there is the dancehall circuit. This was characterized mainly by the ballroom performances. Last but not least were the concert hall circuits. This was mainly seen as the place for classical or art music before the war began. After the war, these types of live music was tried to be resuscitated by the different stakeholders but as this paper will show, there was a new concept that was in the making (Matt, 2010). ...
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