Agenda–Music and Marginality in the Balkans: The Edginess of Edges

Conference Agenda:

“Music and Marginality in the Balkans: the Edginess of Edges”
Friday, January 27, 2012
Franke Institute for the Humanities (1100 E. 57th Street, Chicago)

9:15-9:45 a.m. Continental breakfast

9:45-10:00 a.m. Opening remarks (Victor Friedman, Director, CEERES and Andrew Mellon Professor, University of Chicago)

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Panel 1 [Angelina Ilieva, Chair]
“Music and Minorities: A Growing Field in European Ethnomusicology” (Svanibor Pettan, University of Ljubljana)
“Dancing and Duduki in the Bulgarian Armenian Diaspora: Choreographic Edges and Interiors, Musical Elisions and Interlocks” (Donna A. Buchanan, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)
“Gypsy Fingers are Unique!” Identity Politics and Narratives of Marginality in Romani Musical Performance in Vranje, Serbia (Alexander Markovic, University of Illinois – Chicago)
“The Turkish Zeybek: Caught between the National and the Marginal” (Jaynie Aydin, European University of Lefke, North Cyprus)

1:00-2:00 p.m. LUNCH

2:00-4:15 p.m. Panel 2 [Philip V. Bohlman, Chair]
“Cool be njeri: Youth slang, popular song, and the contestation of urban space in postwar Kosova” (Jane C. Sugarman, CUNY Graduate Center)
“Roma and the Cultural Politics of Representation in Chalga” (Carol Silverman, University of Oregon)
“What’s ‘Beautiful’ about Balkan Marginality?: Tracing Hip Hop’s Shifting Claims to Prominence” (Owen Kohl, University of Chicago)

4:15-4:45 p.m. Break

4:45-7:00 p.m. Panel 3 [Victor A. Friedman, Chair]
“The Cultural Significance of the Turkish 9 Rhythm: Timing, Tradition, and Identity” (Emir Cenk Aydin, Ege University State Turkish Music Conservatory)
“Centraility and marginality: woman’s and effeminate male’s music among Roma in Kosovo” (Domenico Staiti, Universit√† di Bologna)
“Amen theren e musika ano vast!” (“We have the music in the arms!”): Hatixhe Korlak (Silvia Bruni, Universit√† di Bologna)

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