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'Music nourishes the soul': Meanings and functions of Turkish folk music in Ghent, Belgium

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  • Liselotte Sels
This paper presentation is a small sample from the doctoral (PhD) research
conducted at the School of Arts, Ghent, by Liselotte Sels.
In this presentation, the research context (Turkish immigrant communities in
Ghent) is introduced, some ethnographic observations of social
manifestations of Turkish folk music are sketched, and a method for analysis
of those manifestations is applied on three examples. Besides intra-cultural
musical functions, also inter-cultural functions which involve interactions
between people from ‘different cultures’ are recognized.
Original languageEnglish
TypePaper presentation
PublisherEuropean Music Council
StatePublished - May-2012

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