Musical tradition in wedding ceremony: The role of music in masking the bride

Islam, Aida and Zelenkovska Leshkova, Stefanija (2016) Musical tradition in wedding ceremony: The role of music in masking the bride. In: Fifth Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in Southeastern Europe, 2-8 May 2016, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. (In Press)

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Music has a very important place in the rituals of traditional culture of Yuruks in western parts of the Republic of Macedonia. Particularly music in wedding ceremonies which stands out, represents the most important secular collective manifestation. In terms of social, mythological religious and cultural phenomenon they include many rituals and ceremonial activities with deeper significance and richly expressed. All this was confirmed by the field research of weddings conducted in Zupa, Debarsko. From the case study it can be concluded that traditional wedding music has an important role formally and functionally and is an essential factor in the continuity of folklore in general. In this paper we will present the music trough different stages of weddings with emphasis on its importance in the ritual of covering the face and body of the bride that is still present in various forms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Humanities > Art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Divisions: Faculty of Music Art
Depositing User: Stefanija Leskova Zelenkovska
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 09:46
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 09:46

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