Izvor () n. [Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian]
1. spring
2. source (metaphorical).
3. A source for information about traditional and ethnically-
    inspired music in Eastern Europe.

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Welcome to Izvor

As its title suggests, this site aims to be a comprehensive source of links and information for music that is itself considered a source of ethnic identity. It is a growing, annotated resource for those interested in Eastern European folk and Rom (gypsy) music. While the focus is the Balkans and Hungary, several links apply to all of Eastern Europe or international music in general. Some pertain to professional or academic subjects, such as graduate programs or societies, others to more casual sites, such as record labels and festival calendars. Each section has a list of Eastern European sources, then another section of links not confined to that region.

Diacritical marks have been omitted because most people do not search with them and not everyone's screen will show them.

Please send additions, corrections and dead link reports to . Links last updated on August 17, 2009, so it's been a while.

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