Speranța Rădulescu is a graduate of musical composition with a doctor’s degree in musicology (1983). Ethnomusicological activity with the Ethnography and Folklore Institute and later with Peasant Museum and with the National University of Music in Bucharest. Research in the classification of Romanian music, folk harmonization, new pan-Balkan musics, the musical reflection of the Romanian social-political structure and ideology, minorities’ music (Hungarian, Ukrainian, Roma, Jewish, Aromanian). She edited 50 traditional music records, published six books – one of which, À tue tête: Chant et violon dans le pays de l’Oach, with French researchers Bernard Lortat-Jacob and Jacques Bouët (France, Société d’ethnologie, 2002). She was also the co-author and co-editor for the book Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music (published in USA, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
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