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Rock in Macedonia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A consistent theme in the history of rock music in Macedonia has been the use of elements from Macedonian traditional music. The roots of this go back to the 1960s when the music created over several centuries at a crossroads...

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...

Chalgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

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...

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...

Macedonia

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,051,000 (2002) Macedonia is located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, bordering Greece to the south, Serbia and Montenegro to the north, Albania to the west and Bulgaria to the east. It a landlocked...

Novokomponovana Narodna Muzika

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...