Editorial staff of “Ukrainian Cultural Studies” apologizes to Mr. Bayadyan for the mistake in the name: the name should be H. Bayadyan.
H. Bayadyan, Ph.D. Sci., lecturer,
Department of Communications and New Media, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Yerevan State University,
RABIZ: THE UNINTENDED CHILD OF 1960S' URBAN CULTURE
The article discusses the ideological, social and cultural conditions that made possible the formation and development of "rabiz," a form of ur- ban musical folklore, in the 1960s. Rabiz is described as an undesired result of the Socialist modernization process. It had received certain im- portant aspects from the preserved forms of pre-Soviet urban culture but for some of its key features owes to the soviet cultural policy of the 1930s and the socio-cultural tendencies of the Soviet Armenia of the 1960s and 1970s. Rabiz was a side effect of the industrialization and urbanization of the 60s and was then radically transformed and degraded during the process of post-Soviet deindustrialization.
Keywords: urban musical folklore, folk music and its institutionalization, urbanization, industrialization/deindustrialization, colonial legacy, cultural policy.
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© H. Bayadyan 2019