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Dalmatinsko klapsko pjevanje, promjena konteksta
Dalmatian Klapa Singing: Changes of Context

Author(s): Maja Povrzanović
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Media studies, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Hrvatsko etnološko društvo
Keywords: klapa singing; Dalmatia; folklore; ethnology; mass media;

Summary/Abstract: The paper concerns klapa singing, an urban vocal style of the Dalmatian coast and islands. Today it is still characterized by a performing context which traditionally emphasizes a dose relationship between the group of male singers (klapa) and listeners, but at the same time it exists as a form of organised folk music amateurism presented by mass media, at concerts and festivals. The forms, functions and meanings of klapa singing are analysed with regard to changes of its performing contexts in the last three decades. In the context of discussing folklore in the historical process, the concept of folklorisation of folklorism is being introduced as the most appropriate explanation of a contemporary trend.

  • Issue Year: 19/1989
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 89-98
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Croatian