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By Donna A. Buchanan, Margaret H. Beissinger, Kevin Dawe, Gabriela Ilnitchi, Vesa Kurkela, Svanibor Pettan, Ljerka Vidic Rasmussen, Carol Silverman, Martin Stokes, Jane C. Sugarman

ISBN-10: 081086021X

ISBN-13: 9780810860216

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Because the early 20th century, "balkanization" has signified the customarily militant fracturing of territories, states, or teams alongside ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic divides. but the notable similarities discovered between modern Balkan renowned track exhibit the sector because the web site of a thriving artistic discussion and interchange. The eclectic interweaving of stylistic gains evidenced by means of Albanian advertisement folks song, Anatolian pop, Bosnian sevdah-rock, Bulgarian pop-folk, Greek ethniki mousike, Romanian muzica orientala, Serbian turbo folk, and Turkish arabesk, to call a number of, issues to an emergent nearby pop culture circuit extending from southeastern Europe via Greece and Turkey.

While this circuit relies upon older cultural confluences from a shared Ottoman history, it additionally has taken form in energetic counterpoint with various neighborhood political discourses. Containing 11 ethnographic case stories, Balkan pop culture and the Ottoman Ecumene: song, photo, and local Political Discourse examines the interaction among the musicians and renowned tune sorts of the Balkan states in the course of the past due Nineteen Nineties. those case reports, each one written by way of a longtime neighborhood specialist, surround a geographical scope that incorporates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, and Montenegro. The publication is followed by way of a VCD that encompasses a photograph gallery, sound documents, and tune video excerpts.

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9. 21 Buchanan 21 Even before W orld W ar I, British and German recording firms traveled to Smyrna to document local musicians. S. cities by the growing recording industry, as waves of emigration brought professional Greek musicians to New York and Chicago. Yet another example of Ehasa mantili, performed by the Greek-ItalianAmerican singer Sophia Bilides, represents the legacy of these developments (Fig. 4). Entitled Apo tin Athina [From Athens], its by now familiar romantic text adds an additional line indicating that the handkerchief is lost as our suitor journeys from Athens to Piraeus— two cities that, as we have seen, became home to thousands of Asia Minor refugees after 1922.

M ay 2006). In the Aegean islands the amanes became an essential component of the ballos, a dance whose underlying rhythmic character is similar to that of the syrtós (Dionysopoulos 2002:111–13). 9. 21 Buchanan 21 Even before W orld W ar I, British and German recording firms traveled to Smyrna to document local musicians. S. cities by the growing recording industry, as waves of emigration brought professional Greek musicians to New York and Chicago. Yet another example of Ehasa mantili, performed by the Greek-ItalianAmerican singer Sophia Bilides, represents the legacy of these developments (Fig.

1 In each place musicians refashioned the song to suit local aesthetic sensibilities, substituting a new vernacular text for the Turkish lyrics. Although Katsarova details Üsküdara’s migration, she does not consider why this particular song gained such popularity with diverse audiences, what the stylistic changes visited upon it by various communities might signify, or the larger implications of its circulation for local, regional, national, or transnational senses of identity. Through a comparative analysis of numerous recordings, transcriptions, and film clips, I wish to re-examine and extend Katsarova’s investigation into the present to explore these and other questions.

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