A Consideration of the Relationship Between Music and Place Through the Example of Belgrade "New Wave" Rock ‘n’ Roll Music

  • Marija Ristivojević Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
Keywords:
music, place, local identity, Belgrade, new wawe, anthropology

Abstract

This paper represents an attempt to shed light on the connection between “music” and “place”. As both of these concepts are socio-cultural categories, the relationship between the two represents a kind of cultural construction, rendering it a viable anthropological topic. I will consider this issue using the example of the influence of “new wave” rock music in the 80’s on the formation of a specific Belgrade identity, which will, for the purpose of this analysis be signified as the “new wave identity”. By analyzing the narratives about this phenomenon at the time of its inception and duration, I shall attempt to note and highlight the key elements that constitute this identity, in order to draw attention to the formation of a certain local authenticity in cooperation with these elements.

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Published
2011-12-06