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By Mirjana Lausevic

In Balkan Fascination, ethnomusicologist Mirjana Lausevic, a local of the Balkans, investigates why such a lot of americans actively perform particular Balkan cultural practices to which they've got no kinfolk or ethnic connection. Going past conventional interpretations, she demanding situations the suggestion that participation in Balkan tradition in North the United States is basically a really expert offshoot of the Nineteen Sixties American folks track scene. in its place, her exploration of the connection among the stark sounds and energetic dances of the Balkan area and the americans who love them unearths that Balkan dance and tune has a lot deeper roots in America's rules approximately itself, its position on the earth, and where of the world's cultures within the melting pot.

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