Nationalism and Traditional Music

Exploring the relationship between music and cultural politics

Joe Boyd, by John Walker
Daniel Hamar, by Béla Kása
Nick Hobbs, by Bengi Ünsal
Damir Imamović, by Amer Kapetanovic
  • event type:WOMEX 15 Conference
  • date:22 Oct 2015
  • time:16:00 - 16:45
  • city/area:Budapest
  • venue:Conference Room 1, Bálna
  • country:Hungary
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by:

Joe Boyd (USA/UK)


Daniel Hamar (Hungary)
Musician, Muzsikás Folk Music Ensemble

Nick Hobbs (UK/Turkey)
Honcho, Charmworks

Damir Imamović (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Musician, Damir Imamović Sevdah Takht

"From Pete Seeger to Peter Gabriel, those active in the sphere of musical traditions have been perceived as coming mostly from the political left. But governments of the Right often have just as passionate an interest in their nation's music, leaving performers and enthusiasts caught in an ideological crossfire. The panel of experienced musicians and producers will discuss, with particular emphasis on Central Europe and the former-Soviet sphere.

Photo credits: Joe Boyd, by John Walker; Daniel Hamar, by Béla Kása; Nick Hobbs, by Bengi Ünsal; Damir Imamović, by Amer Kapetanovic.