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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

Because the early 20th century, "balkanization" has signified the usually militant fracturing of territories, states, or teams alongside ethnic, non secular, and linguistic divides. but the awesome similarities came upon between modern Balkan well known tune demonstrate the zone because the web site of a thriving artistic discussion and interchange. The eclectic interweaving of stylistic beneficial properties evidenced via Albanian advertisement folks tune, 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 background, it additionally has taken form in lively counterpoint with various local political discourses. Containing 11 ethnographic case reports, Balkan pop culture and the Ottoman Ecumene: song, photograph, and neighborhood Political Discourse examines the interaction among the musicians and renowned tune types of the Balkan states through the overdue Nineteen Nineties. those case experiences, every one written by means of a longtime local 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 booklet is followed through a VCD that features a photograph gallery, sound documents, and track video excerpts.

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In this text the girl’s hair is adorned, in traditional fashion, with gold coins given to her by a suitor, implying engagement. W hen her mother encounters her and sees the coins, she begins beating her for being involved in a romantic relationship. , June 2006). Along with the local priest, teacher, village head, and policeman, he was a figure of authority; his educated status and clerical occupation relate him, of course, to the Ottoman kâtip of the Turkish song. W hen her mother asks her where the clerk has kissed her we expect to hear about her forty freckles.

Bosnian Muslim mothers sang such ilahije as lullabies, thereby also instilling the moral and ethical values of Islam in their children (Lauševiƒ1996:124). At Buchanan N’maje t’gurit peshkatari tuc, gjujt n’Bune xen nji krap, si rrezikun pa qyqari peshkatarit i tha vrap, si rrezikun pa qyqari peshkatarit i tha vrap. 31 On the top of a rock sits a fisherman, his feet in the river Bune, he catches a krap, when the poor fish saw the danger, “Run,” it said to the fisherman, when the poor fish saw the danger, “Run,” it said to the fisherman.

Katsarova reports that in 1963 she encountered a variant in Tel Aviv, where it was sung by seventy-year old Bracha Menachim, who was born in Aden, South Yemen, with a religious text as part of a Shabbat celebration (1973:127). 6). 26 The hymn was performed for the early summer Lag ba-‘omer festival, which typically entails “two days of spectacle and processions accompanied by music making” (Davis 2002:523). Ethnomusicologist Ruth Davis has found that, even in the early twentieth century, the Djerba Jewish community frequently set sacred texts to secular melodies, some taken from external sources to which they were exposed especially through the Lag ba-‘omer celebration (2002: 529–31).

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