As Turkey's most cosmopolitan city, Istanbul has long been an ever-changing, ever-expanding juncture for different music cultures. But among these, rebetiko constitutes a unique music scene, offering its adherents a substantial, multicultural yet tradition-driven and somewhat "alternative" experience. This ethnographic study of Istanbul's rebetiko scene offers a testimony of the city's re-emerging rebetiko music culture and examines the phenomenon from both anthropological and sociological viewpoints. It addresses the questions of rebetiko's end-of-the-millennium revival in Istanbul after several years of relative silence and of the motivations and artistic attitudes of rebetiko musicians, as well as an analysis of the socio-musical behaviors of rebetiko listeners. In this work the author invites you on a journey of exploration through different music venues on both sides of the Bosphorus, and seeks to answer these questions and others in an attempt to discover the contemporary meanings and representations of rebetiko music in Istanbul.
Music, City and Culture: An Ethnographic Study of the Rebetiko Music Scene in Istanbul
Cultural Studies: 53
13,5 x 21 cm.
Enzo 70 gr.
Cevdet Mehmet Kösemen
250 gr. Mat, Amerikan Bristol, 4 renk
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Migration and Rebetiko Music: A Brief Socio-Historical Background
Cultural Configuration of the Post-Migration Period: Locating the Other within Rebetiko Culture
The Musical Framework of Rebetiko
Contemporary Rebetiko Music Scene in Istanbul
Music-Cultural Space of Rebetiko
Rebetiko as Performance: Rebetiko Musicians
Rebetiko as Experience: Socio-Musical Behavior of the Rebetiko Listeners
Redefining Rebetiko Culture in the 2000s
Multiculturalism and Rebetiko
Is Rebetiko Still a Subculture?
The Modern Self and Rebetiko
Questioning Rebetiko as a Form of Communitas