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Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America Includes CD/DVD (American Musicspheres)

Mirjana Lausevic

Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 019517867X / ISBN 13: 9780195178678
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Titel: Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Why would a group of mainstream Americans devote themselves to learning music and dance from the Balkans? A study of music, meaning and identity in a contemporary American affinity group, 'Balkan Fascination' goes beneath the surface to uncover a surprising century of cultural trends and practices that led to its formation. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_019517867X

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Inhaltsangabe: In Balkan Fascination, ethnomusicologist Mirjana Lausevic, a native of the Balkans, investigates why so many Americans actively participate in specific Balkan cultural practices to which they have no family or ethnic connection. Going beyond traditional interpretations, she challenges the notion that participation in Balkan culture in North America is merely a specialized offshoot of the 1960s American folk music scene. Instead, her exploration of the relationship between the stark sounds and lively dances of the Balkan region and the Americans who love them reveals that Balkan dance and music has much deeper roots in America's ideas about itself, its place in the world, and the place of the world's cultures in the melting pot.

Über den Autor: Mirjana Lausevic was Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She came to the United States from her native Sarajevo in 1991, where she was a musician, ethnomusicologist, and music commentator on Bosnian radio and television.

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