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Музикален фолклор от Шипка
Music Folklore in Shipka

Author(s): Diana Danova-Damianova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: My interest in almost unknown materials kept at the Music Folklore Archive of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS in this particular case lies in a region, the music folklore of which is almost not presented in capital collections. The folklore of the region of Kazanluk has been recorded by different musicians with the earliest manuscripts dating back to the late nineteenth century. I plan to explore at stages authentic materials from villages in the vicinity of Kazankuk: Krun, Enina, Hajji Dimitrovo, Sheinovo, etc., so as to outline a bigger picture of the most popular songs, instrumental tunes and traditions, which could allow for classification of folk samples in terms of their functional characteristics, subject matters, variations, etc. The development of songs is followed in terms both of their popularity in certain villages in the region and of the vitality of certain samples over time (for example the songs about Penio Cherneolou, Dencho Videnliicheto and so on are performed at fairs and singing competitions). This paper explores folk material from Shipka, a village with an interesting history. The Music Folklore Archive keeps an amazing amount of songs from Shipka, that have been recorded until the mid-twentieth century by teacher Konstantin Zagorov, who was born in the village. At a later stage, the local folklore has been recorded by Raina Katsarova, Todor Todorov, Todor Djidjev, Peter Liondev, Denka Zaiakova.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 395-405
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian