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Title: Exoticizing discoveries and extraordinary experiences : "traditional" music, modernity, and nostalgia in Malta and other Mediterranean societies
Authors: Sant Cassia, Paul
Keywords: Folk music -- Malta -- History and criticism
Folk music -- Mediterranean Region -- History and criticism
Civilization, Modern -- History
Nostalgia -- Malta
Nostalgia -- Mediterranean Region
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Citation: Sant Cassia, P. (2000). Exoticizing discoveries and extraordinary experiences: "traditional" music, modernity, and nostalgia in Malta and other Mediterranean societies. Ethnomusicology, 44(2), 281-301.
Abstract: Cassia examines how "ghana," traditional singing in Malta, was originally defined as a subaltern indigenous musical culture by folklorists, and how ghana held an ambiguous position for the politics of cultural identity. The exoticism of ghana in modern times is discussed.
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