Folklore in Bureaucracy Code / Running a Music Event Cover Image

Фолклорно стваралаштво у бирократском коду — управљање музичким догађајем
Folklore in Bureaucracy Code / Running a Music Event

Author(s): Miroslava Lukić Krstanović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Music, Business Economy / Management, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Studies in violence and power
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: folk creativity; music spectacle; bureaucracy; interest;

Summary/Abstract: A music folk-created piece of work is a construction expressed as a paradigm, part of a set in the bureaucracy system and the public arena. Such a work is a mechanical concept, which defines inheritance as a construction of authenticity saturated with elements of folk, national culture. It is also a subject of certain conventions in the system of regulations; namely, it is a part of the administrative code. The usage of the folk created work as a paradigm and legislation is realized through an organizational apparatus; that is, it becomes entertainment, a spectacle. This paper analyzes the functioning of the organizational machinery of a folk spectacle, starting with the government authorities, local self-management and the spectacle’s administrative committees. To illustrate this phenomenon, the paper presents the development of a trumpet playing festival in Dragačevo. This particular festival establishes a cultural, economic and political order with a clear and defined division o f power. The analysis shows that the folk event in question, through its programs and activities, represents a scene and arena of individual and group interests. Organizational interactions are recognized in binary oppositions: sovereignty/dependency, official/unofficial, dominancy/ subordination, innovative/inherited, common/different, needed/useful, original/copy, one’s own/belonging to someone else.

  • Issue Year: LII/2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-65
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian