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Bandleaders in Crete: Musicians and Entrepreneurs in a Greek Island Economy: British Journal of Ethnomusicology

Dawe, Kevin (1998) Bandleaders in Crete: Musicians and Entrepreneurs in a Greek Island Economy: British Journal of Ethnomusicology. British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 7 . pp. 23-44. ISSN 3060708. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Being a "musician" evolves out of a wide range of factors and influences operating through a convergence of social, political and economic forces, which in turn are apprehended by local notions of history, ethnicity, identity and place. The meaning of music and what it means to be a musician is worked out of this nexus of social relations and life chances. A study of the working life of individual musicians in Cretan culture reveals the complexity of their activities within a local musical world, and a number of operating strategies and entrepreneurial skills informing a customised and personalised modus operandi. Musicians have developed niches within the network of relationships that make up the island music system, these niches maintained by local as well as non-local approaches to music business practice (notions of value and exchange) as the system becomes integrated into international markets and networks. This article offers an insight into the working life of "traditional" musicians in a modernising society, focusing on the work of a single musician, lyra (bowed lute) player and bandleader, Dimitris Pasparákis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
Depositing User: Kevin Dawe
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 14:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47135 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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