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“Fine Guests are Visiting, We Have Brought You Good News“: Several Serbian Christmas Songs from Beli Timok


Folkloristika 4/2 (2019): 67‒71
Аuthors: Zoja Karanović and Vesna Đukić
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During field research in the region of Beli Timok in Timočka Krajina (Eastern Serbia) in 1997 and 1998, Zoja Karanović and Vesna Đukić recorded around 250 songs from various singers. Here the authors present several Christmas folk songs, recorded from Nikolica Jovanović (Vrbica), Stamena Jovanović (Ošljane), Zorka Miladinović (Ošljane), Vukosava Miletić (Bučje), Slobodanka Milojević (Valevac), Ružica Petrović (Petruša), Dušanka Prvulović (Selačka) and Miomirka Cvetković (Vitkovac).
Key words: Serbian Christmas folk songs (Cristmas carols), ritual lyric songs, Beli Timok, Timočka Krajina, Serbia