Spinetti, Federico (2005). Open Borders. Tradition and Tajik Popular Music: Questions of Aesthetics, Identity and Political Economy. Ethnomusicology Forum, 14 (2). pp. 185-211. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 1741-1920

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The fundamental theme to be addressed in this article is the relation between musical styles and cultural identities in Tajikistan. Specifically, I am interested in how changing practices and metaphors in Tajik musical history have engaged local and Russian, Western or other foreign cultures in a complex dynamic of representation of selfhood and otherness. Processes of assimilation, indigenization, appropriation and differentiation will be central to my examination. Initially, I will look at the ways in which Soviet and post-Soviet official ideologies have articulated discourses about musical tradition and the national self in Tajikistan. This serves as a backdrop against which developments in Tajik popular music over the last two decades may be assessed. The main focus will be then on discussing aesthetic, economic and identity issues in Tajik popular music in the context of contrasting centralized and decentralized social ideologies.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-509061
DOI: 10.1080/17411910500329971
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnomusicology Forum
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 185-211
Date: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1741-1920
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 1: Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft, Medienkultur und Theater, Linguistik, IDH > Musikwissenschaftliches Institut
Subjects: Social sciences
Customs, etiquette, folklore
Geography and history
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Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/50906


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