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Klapa Singing

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Stories from Southern Klapa, a multipart singing tradition of the coastal and island part of Dalmatia (Southern Croatia), is a relatively old, continuous phenomenon that was first pointed to by researchers and musicologists at the end...

Tamburaška Muzika

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

Zabavna Muzika

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

Croatia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 4,657,000 (2002) The Republic of Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, located at the edge of the Balkan region. It stretches like an arch from the northeastern border with Serbia along the northern...

Zagreb

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 780,000 (2004) Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is situated in the western part of the country, some 17 miles (30 km) from the border with Slovenia. It is the political, economic and cultural center...

Starogradska Muzika

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Starogradska muzika (old city music) is the oldest genre of urban popular music in Serbia, dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Composed to appear like folk music with a prevalence of love lyrics and a homophonic tonal...

Balkan Rock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘Balkan rock,’ also marketed in the West under the terms Balkan beat, Balkan pop and Balkan jazz, refers to a hybrid musical genre combining Western rock and pop music with Balkan folk music. Its origin can be traced back...