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Pop-Folk (Bulgaria)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Pop-folk (also known as chalga) is a late twentieth-century genre of ethnically based Bulgarian popular music. The most prominent of a number of such developments at the time, it emerged following the social and political liberation after...

Chalgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chalgia, or chalgija, is an instrumental genre that developed in the Balkans in the latter part of the Ottoman Empire (1396–1878) and reflects the oriental influence on the region’s musical cultures. It was revived in the twentieth century...