Turbofolk: The Music of Balkan Identity with Vladislav Beronja

April 4th, 2019 · 22 mins 4 secs

About this Episode

Dr. Beronja talks about the fascinating musical genre of Turbofolk which emerged during the tumultuous 80s in the former Yugoslavia, expanded to mass popularity in the 90s under Slobodan Milošević, and aligned itself with Balkan identity.

For more on how nostalgia (such as "Yugo-nostalgia") directs politics and dialogue, check out the following website of digital scholarship by Dr. Beronja: https://nostalgiaandpop.omeka.net/introduction

Clips played in the episode are from the following YouTube videos:

  1. Ceca "Nije Monotonija" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soiKKyQs-6k
  2. Jovana Karleusa "Slatka Mala" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGrxLCBZoQ

Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: facebook.com/thomas.rehnquist)
Associate Producer: Lauren Nyquist (Connect: facebook.com/lenyquist Instagram: @nyquabbit)
Associate Producer: Matthew Orr (Connect: facebook.com/orrmatthew)
Associate Producer: Milena D-K (Connect: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010939368892 Instagram: @thedistantsea and @milena.d.k)
Music/Sound Design: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic www.charlieharpermusic.com)
Exec Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86)

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