Mirjana Lausevic's Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in PDF

By Mirjana Lausevic

ISBN-10: 019517867X

ISBN-13: 9780195178678

In Balkan Fascination, ethnomusicologist Mirjana Lausevic, a local of the Balkans, investigates why such a lot of americans actively perform particular Balkan cultural practices to which they've got no family members or ethnic connection. Going past conventional interpretations, she demanding situations the proposal that participation in Balkan tradition in North the US is simply a really good offshoot of the Sixties American folks tune scene. as a substitute, her exploration of the connection among the stark sounds and energetic dances of the Balkan sector and the american citizens who love them unearths that Balkan dance and song has a lot deeper roots in America's rules approximately itself, its position on the earth, and where of the world's cultures within the melting pot.

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