By Eleni Kallimopoulou

because the Eighties, musicians and audiences in Athens were rediscovering musical traditions linked to the Ottoman interval of Greek heritage. the results of this revivalist move has been the city musical form of 'paradosiaká' ('traditional'). Drawing from a diverse repertoire that incorporates Turkish paintings song and people and renowned musics of Greece and Turkey, and pointed out by way of tools which formerly had very little acting culture in Greece, paradosiaká has needed to outline itself by way of negotiating contrastive developments in the direction of differentiation and a undeniable measure of overlapping in terms of more than a few indigenous Greek musics. This monograph explores paradosiaká as a musical variety and as a box of discourse, trying to comprehend the relation among sound and meanings built via sound. It attracts on interviews, advertisement recordings, written musical discourse, and the author's personal event as a training paradosiaká musician. a few major topics mentioned within the publication are the migration of tools from Turkey to Greece; the method of 'indigenization' wherein paradosiaká used to be imbued with neighborhood meanings and aesthetic price; the lodging of the fashion inside of reputable and renowned discourses of 'Greekness'; its prophetic position within the rapprochement of Greek tradition with glossy Turkey and with suppressed points of the Greek Ottoman legacy; in addition to the numerous worldviews and present musical dilemmas of person practitioners within the context of professionalization, commercialization, and the intensification of cross-cultural touch. The textual content is richly illustrated with transcriptions, illustrations and contains audio CDs. The ebook makes a worthy contribution to ethnomusicology, cultural reports, in addition to to the examine of the Balkans and the Mediterranean.

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Paradosiaká: Music, Meaning and Identity in Modern Greece - download pdf or read online

Because the Eighties, musicians and audiences in Athens were rediscovering musical traditions linked to the Ottoman interval of Greek heritage. the results of this revivalist circulation has been the city musical type of 'paradosiaká' ('traditional'). Drawing from a different repertoire that comes with Turkish paintings song and folks and well known musics of Greece and Turkey, and pointed out via tools which formerly had very little appearing culture in Greece, paradosiaká has needed to outline itself by way of negotiating contrastive traits in the direction of differentiation and a undeniable measure of overlapping on the subject of a number of indigenous Greek musics.

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