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Две командировки на Тодор Джиджев в Казанлъшко
Two Todor Djidjev’s Trips to the Region of Kazanluk

Author(s): Diana Danova-Damianova
Subject(s): History, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Music, Library and Information Science, Archiving, Cataloguing, Ethnohistory
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: In the mid-1960s, Todor Djidjev made two trips to the region of Kazanluk to record folk songs and instrumental tunes from Kazanluk and 12 villages within the region. He went on the first trip in November 1963 to the villages of Turia, Turnichane, Manolovo, Alexandrovo and Asen, and on the second one he went a few months later, in February 1964, to the villages of Buzovgrad, Ruzhena, Gorno Izvorovo, Hadzhi Dimitrovo, Koprinka, Cherganovo, Shanovo and the town of Kazanluk. His recordings are kept at the Music Folklore Archive of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS. The fieldwork materials of 1963 are recorded on two tapes and handwritten in two notebooks containing the lyrics of over 140 songs. During the second trip, Djidjev has recorded five tapes and written down the lyrics of over 200 songs and descriptions of instrumental tunes in three notebooks. These folk songs have different functions: dance, working bee, harvest, wedding, Christmas carols, etc. Some of the informants were immigrants from other parts of this country. Culturologically, especially valuable are the fieldwork notes, containing interesting stories of the performers, descriptions of traditions and historical facts about the places. This paper is part of a more comprehensive study related to the fieldwork recordings from the region of Kazanluk kept at Music Folklore Archive of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 174-183
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian