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Balkans

a region

Background:

Location: the peninsula of southeastern Europe

Regions: Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Vlachia (culture)

Languages: Aromanian

Religions: Predominantly Christian with some Muslim

Documents:

Balkan table songs.

Balkan words from Turkish, article by Michael Kuharski, 21 Jan 1998

Balkan religions

Balkan rhythms, a list in "Macedonian" nomenclature, and examples

Bibliography:

Buchanan, Donna Anne. The Bulgarian folk orchestra : cultural performance, symbol, and the construction of national identity in socialist Bulgaria. 1991. (Univ. of Texas-Austin)

Dubinskas, Frank

Forry, Mark Edward. The mediation of "tradition" and "culture" in the Tamburica music of Vojvodina (Yugoslavia), UCLA, 1990

Kemp, Peter. Healing ritual: studies in the technique and tradition of the southern Slavs, by P. Kemp. Published in conjunction with the School of Slavonic and east European studies, University of London. London: Faber and Faber, 1935.
(nothing on dance, per se)

Rice, Timothy. May it fill your soul : experiencing Bulgarian music. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1994.

Sugarman, Jane C. Engendering song : singing and subjectivity at Prespa Albanian weddings Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.