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The Tamburitza Tradition is a lively and well-illustrated comprehensive introduction to a Balkan folk music that now also thrives in communities throughout Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Tamburitza features acoustic stringed instruments, ranging in size from tamburas as small as a ukulele to ones as large as a bass viol.
            Folklorist Richard March documents the centuries-old origins and development of the tradition, including its intertwining with nationalist and ethnic symbolism. The music survived the complex politics of nineteenth-century Europe but remains a point of contention today. In Croatia, tamburitza is strongly associated with national identity and supported by an artistic and educational infrastructure. Serbia is proud of its outstanding performers and composers who have influenced tamburitza bands on four continents. In the United States, tamburitza was brought by Balkan immigrants in the nineteenth century and has become a flourishing American ethnic music with its own set of representational politics.
            Combining historical research with in-depth interviews and extensive participant-observer description, The Tamburitza Tradition reveals a dynamic and expressive music tradition on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, illuminating the cultures and societies from which it has emerged.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. A Note on Language Usage
  2. pp. xix-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. 1. The Soloistic Tambura Comes to the Balkans
  2. pp. 16-33
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  1. 2. A National Music and the Illyrian Movement
  2. pp. 34-55
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  1. 3. The Tamburitza Matures and Migrates to America
  2. pp. 56-92
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  1. 4. Ethnologists and the Politics of Folklore Festivals
  2. pp. 93-110
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  1. 5. The Tamburitza Tradition Takes on American Ways
  2. pp. 111-136
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  1. 6. The Soloistic Tambura
  2. pp. 137-164
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  1. 7. Tamburitza Combos
  2. pp. 165-212
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  1. 8. My Little (Global) Village
  2. pp. 213-225
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  1. 9. Tamburitza Orchestras
  2. pp. 226-252
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  1. 10. Folk Dance Groups
  2. pp. 253-269
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 270-272
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 273-278
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  1. Essay on Sources
  2. pp. 279-286
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 287-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-305
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299296032
Related ISBN
9780299296049
MARC Record
OCLC
858861924
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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