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This is a list of approximately 30 sources about Eastern European folk and Rom music. Main topics include nationalism, ideology, censorship and Communism.

 

FIRST... SOME EXCELLENT, MORE COMPREHENSIVE READS

The first is an extended look at one country, Bulgaria, and the next two are surveys of several countries in a series of essays. The first two are available on Amazon.com (click on the titles).

Garth Cartwright, Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians. Serpent's Tail, 2005.
Garth travels from Serbia to Macedonia to Romania to Bulgaria and beyond, speaking with gypsy brass bands, gypsy legends and Balkan music insiders in this revealing, entertaining, unique travel memoir that brings the Rom culture alive.

Mark Slobin (editor), Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Durham: Duke University Press, 1996.
This is a fabulous collection of essays that discuss themes similar to Rice's book, but follow the Communist transformation of folk culture in many countries and guises.

Tim Rice, May It Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
This memoir of sorts (part author, part subject) recalls Rice's experiences with the culture, with Bulgaria's best gaida player / his mentor, Kostadin Varimezov, and his family. It also details the changes the tradition and its people suffered during the Communist era (also a bit on Ivo Papasov and the wedding music phenomenon). The history could be that of any Eastern European country, though. It comes with a CD.

James Porter (editor), Folklore and Traditional Music in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Los Angeles: University of California, 1994.
Proceedings of a one-day conference, May 16, 1994, sponsored by the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and the Center for European and Russian Studies (now the Center for European and Eurasian Studies). Great overview of censorship and changes in the USSR and EE. Particularly good are the essays by Ankica Petrovic (an ethnomusicologist at UCLA from Bosnia) and Tim Rice. [The link is to UCLA's library. Select the Ethnomusicology Archive database and type in the title. If you don't live in L.A., sorry.]

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Srbija: Sounds Global, FreeB92, 2002 [three-disc compilation in association with Belgrade radio].

Andress, Mark. "Czech Music's Political Hangover." Billboard (2002): 1, 73-74.

Baumann, Max Peter. "Folk Music Revival: Concepts between Regression and Emancipation." The World of Music 38.3 (1996): 71-86.

Broughton, Simon, Mark Ellingham, and Richard Trillo, eds. World Music: The Rough Guide. Vol. 1. London: Rough Guides Ltd., 1999.

Buchanan, Donna. 1995. "Metaphors of Power, Metaphors of Truth: The Politics of Music Professionalism in Bulgarian Folk Orchestras." Ethnomusicology 39(3): 381-416.

---. 1997. "Bulgaria's Magical Mysthre Tour: Postmodernism, World Music Marketing, and Political Change in Eastern Europe." Ethnomusicology 41(1): 131-157.

Ceribasic, Nalia. "Folklore Festivals in Croatia: Contemporary Controversies." The World of Music 40.3 (1998): 25-49.

Creed, Gerald. "Folklife." Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism. Ed. Richard Frucht. New York: Garland Pub., 2000. 270-72.

Erlmann, V. "Music: Anthropological Aspects." The Social Science Encyclopedia. Eds. Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1996. 10252-55.

Golden Brass Summit: Fanfares en Delire, Network, 2002 [compact disc].

Frigyesi, Judith. "The Hungarian Revival Movement." Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Mark Slobin. Durham: Duke University Press, 1996. 54-75.

Hirsch, Eric. "Voices from the Black Box: Folk Song, Boy Scouts and the Construction of Folk Nationalist Hegemony in Hungary, 1930-1944." Antipode 29.2 (1997): 197-215.

Kurkela, Vesa. "Deregulation of Popular Music in the European Post-Communist Countries: Business, Identity and Cultural Collage." The World of Music 35.3 (1993): 1993.

Lausevic, Mirjana. 1999. A Different Village: International Folk Dance and Balkan Music and Dance in the United States. Ph.D. dissertation, Wesleyan University.

Levin, Theodore. "Dmitri Pokovsky and the Russian Folk Music Revival Movement." Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Mark Slobin. Durham: Duke University Press, 1996. 14-36.

Marosevic, Grozdana. "The Encounter between Folklore Studies and Anthropology in Croatian Ethnomusicology." The World of Music 40.3 (1998): 51-81.

Mijatovic, Brana. Don't Happy, Be Worry: Music and Politics in Serbia (1989 - 2000). Wesleyan University Press. Forthcoming.

Perris, Arnold. Music as Propaganda: Art to Persuade and to Control. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985.

Pettan, Svanibor. Encounter with 'the Others from Within': The Case of Gypsy Musicians in Former Yugoslavia, The World of Music 43.2-3 (2001): 119-37.

Pettan, Svanibor. Music, Politics, and War : Views from Croatia. Zagreb: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, c1998.

---. "Music and Censorship in Ex-Yugoslavia: Some Views from Croatia." 1st World Conference on Music and Censorship, Nov. 20-22, 1998. Copenhagen, 1998.

Porter, James, ed. Folklore and Traditional Music in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Proceedings of a one-day conference, May 16, 1994. UCLA, Los Angeles: UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology.

Putelis, Aldis. "Voices from the Past, Voices for the Future: The Sound Collection of the Archives of Latvian Folklore." IASA Journal 19 (2002).

Rasmussen, Ljerka V. Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Rhodes, Willard. "Music as an Agent of Political Expression." The Garland Library of Readings in Ethnomusicology: Music as Culture. Ed. Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Vol. 3. New York: Garland, 1990. 98-105.

Rice, Tim. "The Dialectic of Economics and Aesthetics in Bulgarian Music." Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Mark Slobin. Durham: Duke University, 1996. 178-99.

---. May It Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Rice, Timothy, James Porter, and Chris Goertzen, eds. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe. Vol. 8. New York: Garland, 2000.

Rywkin, Michael, ed. Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Leaders, Movements and Concepts. Vol. 2. San Diego: Academic, 2001.

Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2 ed. Vol. 11. New York: Grove's Dictionary, 2001.

Sarosi, Balint, and Iren Kertesz Wilkinson. "Hungary: Recent Trends: Dancehouse Movement." Grove Music Online ed. 2001. Available: <http://www.grovemusic.com>. Accessed March 22 2004.

---. 1983. "The Politics of Folklore in Bulgaria." Anthropological Quarterly 56: 55-61.

---. "Reconstructing Folklore: Media and Cultural Policy in Eastern Europe." Communication 11 (1989): 141-60.

Slobin, Mark, ed. Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Durham: Duke University Press, 1996.

 

 

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