Lyres and the Body Politic: Studying Musical Instruments in the Cretan Musical Landscape

  title={Lyres and the Body Politic: Studying Musical Instruments in the Cretan Musical Landscape},
  author={Kevin Dawe},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={263 - 283}
  • Kevin Dawe
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Art
  • Popular Music and Society
Focuses on the musical instrument that the people of Crete, Greece as the focus of intense musical creativity, negotiation and identity construction within contemporary Cretan society. Overview of a body of anthropological writing about Mediterranean societies; Means to retain a sense of a local identity; Nature and interaction of the forces that create, sustain and move instruments around 

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