By Ewa Mazierska

This ebook explores renowned song in japanese Europe throughout the interval of country socialism, in international locations comparable to Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Estonia and Albania. It discusses the coverage bearing on song, the best japanese eu stars, resembling Karel Gott, Czesław Niemen and Omega, in addition to DJs and the tune press. by way of carrying out unique learn, together with interviews and reading archival fabric, the authors take factor with convinced assumptions triumphing within the present reports on well known tune in jap Europe, particularly that it used to be mostly in response to imitation of western track and that this track had a especially anti-communist flavour. in its place, they argue that self-colonisation was once followed with developing an unique idiom, and that the nation not just fought the artists, but in addition supported them. the gathering additionally attracts consciousness to the international successes of japanese eu stars, either in the socialist bloc and out of doors of it.

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