Balkan Fascination : Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America

@inproceedings{Cohen2013BalkanF,
  title={Balkan Fascination : Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America},
  author={Judith Cohen},
  year={2013}
}
In 1970, a friend and I went to former Yugoslavia, and discovered Macedonian dancing. On returning home to Montreal I discovered that there were groups of people who were not themselves from these cultures but were meeting regularly to learn and sometimes perform dances and songs from them, and, ever since then, have been one of them. When Balkan Fascination appeared, my interest was piqued both as an ethnomusicologist and as one of the people whose decades-long Balkan fascination I looked… CONTINUE READING