By Mirjana Lausevic
In Balkan Fascination, ethnomusicologist Mirjana Lausevic, a local of the Balkans, investigates this outstanding phenomenon to discover why such a lot of americans actively perform particular Balkan cultural practices to which they've got no familial or ethnic connection. Going past conventional interpretations, she demanding situations the thought that participation in Balkan tradition in North the United States is basically a really good offshoot of the Sixties American folks track scene. as an alternative, her exploration of the connection among the stark sounds and vigorous dances of the Balkan zone and the americans who love them unearths that Balkan dance and track has a lot deeper roots in America's principles approximately itself, its position on the earth, and where of the world's cultures within the American melting pot. interpreting resources that span greater than a century and are available from either side of the Atlantic, Lausevic exhibits that an affinity group's debt to ancient hobbies and concepts, even though principally unknown to its participants, is essential in knowing how and why humans make specific track and dance offerings that considerably switch their lives.
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Balkan Fascination: Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America (American Musicspheres) by Mirjana Lausevic