Dora Dunatov

Dora Dunatov (Zadar, 1992) currently is a doctoral student of Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In 2018, she graduated from Musicology (major in Ethnomusicology) at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence.

The doctoral thesis is a part of the project conducted at the IEF, titled “The record industry in Croatia from 1927 to the end of the 1950s” and supported by Croatian Science Foundation. It observes the earliest Croatian record industry through a commercial aspect, having regard to the domestic, European, and overseas markets. One segment of the work includes the Croatian (and South Slavic) diaspora in the United States. Since 2015, she has been an associate of the Third Program of Croatian Radio, Cantus magazine, and occasionally Vijenac magazine. In 2019 and 2020, she co-organized the first two editions of the Zadar Organ Festival. She also participated in the organization of the Musical Evenings in St. Donat and PagArtFestival. During and after her studies, she presented at international conferences with topics related to the dance of Zadar as a newly created tradition, the reception, influence, and aftermath of the Yu-Mex phenomenon, the musical heritage in consumer society on the example of the Rovinj Batana House, etc.