Old Beats, New Verses: 21 Newly Composed Essays on Turbofolk

Global Influences

The essays in this section explore the creation of new subgenres within turbo-folk, as well as the influx of international musical styles, such as reggaeton and trap, into Balkan popular music more broadly. In recent years, the possibilities of musical hybridization have significantly expanded due to the rise of globally available audio and video streaming services, such as YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify. As these essay show, Balkan pop music is no exception to this wider trend.

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