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Ideološki i politički sukobi oko popularne muzike u Srbiji
Ideological and Political Conflicts over Popular Music in Serbia

Author(s): Miša Đurković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Keywords: popular music; turbo-folk; identity; market; oriental elements; ideology;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is focused on ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia, as a good example of wrong and confused searching for identity. Basic conflict that author is analysing is about oriental elements (such as asymmetric rhythmic patterns and melismatic singing) and the question if they are legitimate parts of Serbian musical heritage or not. Author is making an analysis of three periods in twentieth century, in which absolutely the same arguments were used, and he’s paying special attention to contemporary conflicts, trying to explain why all of the theories are ideologically based. Author is insisting on role market played in development and modernization of popular music in Serbia. The article is ending with some recommendations for better understanding of cultural identity in Serbia, and for recognizing popular music as specific field of interest and research

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 271-279
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Serbian
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