Book Launch of ‘Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop’
With the special participation of editor Razia Sultanova
Date: Thursday 8th March 2018
Time: 7 pm
Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA
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Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop
Edited by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier
The book is a culmination of a long awaited project exploring the story of Turkic peoples around the world and their story to music through the history of linguistics and genetic ancestries. The book examines the Soviet Union and increasing globalization which have resulted in the emergence of new viewpoints on classical and folk traditions, Turkic versions of globalized popular culture, and re-workings of folk and religious practices to fit the new social needs. The result of the book is a well-balanced survey of music in the Turkic-speaking world, representing folk, popular and classical traditions equally, as well as discussing how these traditions have changed in response to growing modernity and cosmopolitanism in Europe and Central Asia.
The book is sponsored by TURKSOY and the Secretary General of the International organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY, Prof. Dusen Kasseinov, will be present at the evening.