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Фестивалите за „тежка“ музика между почитателите и местната общност: случаят „Каварна“
The “Heavy” Music Festivals between the Fans and the Local Community: The “Kavarna” Case

Author(s): Iliyana Choevska
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Customs / Folklore, Music, Visual Arts, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Tourism, Social Norms / Social Control, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: festival; concert; music; rock/metal music; fans; local community; cultural/festival tourism;Kavarna;

Summary/Abstract: The article looks into the festivals for “heavy” music in Bulgaria. The primary hypothesis, proven by the study, is that such events assist in the development of the settlements in which they are hosted, and benefit their residents in many fields,in particular tourism and local economy. The article focuses on the main “actors“ –the fans and the local community, based on a particular case. The festival “Kavarna rock“ is chosen as an example of a most successful event of this genre in our country, with 11 years of history. The study of the opinions of the fans and the residents, the organization and the evolution of the festival over the years of its life time, the issues that have had to be resolved, add up to a comprehensive picture of such events in our country. Even though the event is no longer being organized, the results achieved are an example of development of an alternative form of tourism in our country, which is still underdeveloped.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 346-361
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian