Thursday, 6 March 2008

Kimralingva Musika Arkivo News Wales:

Wales's first pop archive is to be established by Bangor University to preserve the history and development of Welsh language pop music and culture for the future.

Since Welsh language pop singing took off in the1960s, Welsh pop has been an important part of Welsh youth culture, a mirror to society of the period, and a means of expressing a political, linguistic and creative standpoint, said a university spokesperson.

The archive will collect, store and provide an online catalogue of magazines, fanzines, memorabilia such as song lyrics written by the author, posters, and so forth, single and LP records, cassettes and CDs, videos, television programmes, pictures and any other documents relating to popular music in Wales since the 1940s...

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