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2015 | 1(24) | 46-69

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Muzyka soul – geneza, historia, uwarunkowania społeczno-kulturowe oraz rodzaje inspiracji tym stylem w twórczości rodzimej


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Soul music – the origins, history, socio-cultural base and the kinds of soul inspiration in the Polish music


VI Ogólnopolski Zjazd Studentów Muzykologii, Kraków 20–23 V 2014.

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The theme of this study is a historical reconnaissance of soul music, taking into account the global context, with all the social and historical conditions that accompanied the development of the style. The main aim that the author set himself is to find sources of Polish musicians’ inspirations that can be found in American music from the 60s of the twentieth century. The main section of this paper is an attempt to define soul music and the characteristic of the style in a variety of shots – strictly musical, social, political, historical, racial and the general-culture one. The final chapter undertakes the task of showing the results of analysis of native music in terms of its membership to the style. In this section, a very broad meaning of the term ’soul’ has been assumed, which in this context is merely a reflection of the original phenomenon. The author hopes that this study will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge that soul music – both worldwide and in Poland – is an original and valuable style.





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  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie


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