“Domestic Cover Songs on 78 RPM Records”: Old record listening session (2023/10/24)

On October 24, 2023, at the Library of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, a listening session of old records was held. It was titled “While the Moon Shines Bright, Our Gaucho Sings Loudly: Domestic Covers on Vintage Records”. Covers were a significant part of the early domestic music industry and represented a form of cultural transfer, both in song lyrics and music. This listening session, focused on foreign songs in Croatian and Serbian, was prepared by our collaborator Jelka Vukobratović from the Department of Musicology at the Music Academy in Zagreb. The event was part of the Croatian Book Month, dedicated to literary translators, hence the title ‘Literature Without Borders!'”.