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Editorial staff of “Ukrainian Cultural Studies” apologizes to Mr. Bayadyan for the mistake in the name: the name should be H. Bayadyan.

 

UDC 394.014

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/UCS.2019.2(5).12

H. Bayadyan, Ph.D. Sci., lecturer,

Department of Communications and New Media, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

Yerevan State University,

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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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4. Stites, Richard. (2004). The ways of Russian popular music to 1953, in Neil Edmunds (ed.), Soviet Music and Society Under Lenin and Stalin, (pp. 19‒32). London, Routledge.

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