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A Concert of Europe

Dean Vuletic

Dean Vuletic is a historian of contemporary Europe who, as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, has led the project ‘Eurovision: A History of Europe through Popular Music’ at the University of Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Fazla, 1993 ESC. RTÉ ArchivesDino Merlin was the composer and lyricist of ‘Sva bol svijeta’ (All the Pain of the World), which was newly independent Bosnia and Herzegovina’s debut entry at the 1993 ESC. Performed by Fazla, the subject...

Sevdalinka

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Sevdalinka is a traditional lyrical song genre, developed and cultivated within the middle- and upper-class Muslim communities in urban environments of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Ottoman era (which lasted for four centuries from...

Zabavna Muzika

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Zabavna muzika is an umbrella term used in the ­former Yugoslavia to mean ‘entertainment music.’ The exact meaning of the term underwent several changes during its lifetime in the twentieth century, from its sources in the early 1940s...
...U2’s PopMart tour reached Sarajevo in September 1997, delivering on their promise to play in the war-torn city that featured in ZooTV’s live links in 1993. This article starts by describing the context of U2’s involvement in the Balkan...

Sarajevo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 522,000 (1999) Sarajevo is a multicultural city situated in a ravine between high Bosnian mountains. It is the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH). The city has a downtown area with narrow...
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...The Bosnian musician and composer Goran Bregović emerged out of the Eastern European rock milieu to become an important orchestral and film composer. Born in Sarajevo in the 1950s, Bregović was thrown out of music school, where he played...

Tamburaška Muzika

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Broadly speaking, tamburaška muzika refers to any music containing the sound of south-eastern European plucked lutes, or tamburas (tamburicas, tamburitzas), developed from one or more instruments believed to have arrived in the region...

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 4,126,000 (2002) Bosnia-Herzegovina (BH) is a Balkan and Mediterranean country with a land area of 19,920 sq miles (51,000 sq km). It shares boundaries with Croatia to the northwest and southwest and Serbia...

Dervenčanske/izvorne Songs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Dervenčanske and izvorne are names for a special form of traditional rural singing and accompaniment found in areas of Bosnia Herzegovina. ‘Dervenčanske’ is used in the western part of the Posavina region and in central Bosnia, while...

Novokomponovana Narodna Muzika

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...From its emergence in the 1960s, the neofolk genre novokomponovana narodna muzika (newly composed folk music; NCFM) became a dominant form of popular culture in the former Yugoslavia. At its commercial peak in the early 1980s, it tipped...