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Popular Music in Communist and Post-Communist Europe

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Edited By Jan Blüml, Yvetta Kajanová and Rüdiger Ritter

Through selected topics, the book presents an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the popular music of communist and post-communist Europe. The studies introduce new sources, discuss transformations of the institutional background of popular music of the given geopolitical sphere, its social, cultural-political, or artistic conditions. Thanks to the time span of nearly thirty years since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the authors have in many ways revised or supplemented traditional post-communist perceptions of the issues in question. This is being done with respect to the genres such as jazz, rock, pop, singer-songwriters, hip-hop, or White Power Music, as well as across the whole region from the former Yugoslavia through Central European states to the countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available online at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

A CIP catalog record for this book has been applied for at the Library of Congress.

Gratefully acknowledging the financial support of VEGA in publishing this book (VEGA Research Agency grant 1/0086/15). This volume was based and developed according to the research hypotheses of the project COURAGE. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 692919.

English language proofreading:

Lea & Geoffrey Duffell; David Livingston, PhD

Reviewers:

Aleš Opekar, PhD; Assoc. Prof. Vladimír Zvara, PhD

On the cover:

Emil Pospíšil performing with WSS band in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia

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