Croatian National Theatre Ivan hon. Zajc Rijeka is the recipient of the Audience Award for their performance ‘Turbo Folk’, directed by Oliver Frljic at the International Theatre Festival in Uzice (Serbia). Jelena Lopatic won the Ardalion Award for the best young actress, as well as the Avdo Mujsinovic Award given by Politika newspapers.
About Turbo Folk:
Although ignored by the official cultural policy, and although it would not become part of the regular TV and radio programming, turbo-folk has increased its presence in our midst.
Starting with cell phone ringing melodies, and the lifestyle of the new social elite – those folk clubs increasingly participating in the creation of the identity of a new generation – turbo-folk has been penetrating every social pore. What to do with turbo-folk, the regular commentators have been asking. After a period of spiritual renewal, is the arrival of turbo-folk marking a period of spiritual degeneration?
The term was first coined in the late eighties by Rambo Amadeus*, but it had not started being widely used until mid-nineties when it played a significant role in this parts.
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