A New Achievement in Caucasian Ethnomusicology

Tamara I. Kitanina


The monograph Adyghe folk polyphony by B.G. Ashchotov is devoted to the problem of genesis of collective musical-poetic thinking in the Adyghe folk song tradition. The author focused his attention on the analysis of evolution of Adyghe folk music in socio-cultural context. In the same way B.G. Ashchotov suggests the hypothesis of the autochthony of solo-group form of Adyghe folk song tradition.

Keywords: North Caucasian music scholarship, North Caucasian polyphony, autochthonicity of Adyghe polyphonic Thinking

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