George Sassoon writes: l I spent some time downloading the MP3 files on the main page of www.imota.net <www.imota.htm> , which include Smrt u Dallasu (death in Dallas) about President Kennedy. I also read the text, which made me think that this "ganga" music is a peasant art-form which has been taken over by Zagreb intellectuals, who are a race apart. They must prove that they are better than those terrible uneducated Serbs, and the validity of Croatian culture! The web page is written in educated Croatian but with local dialect (ikavci). Is the same thing happening in Spain, with intellectuals taking over dialects? I stayed with some once in Zagreb, having been sent there by the tourist bureau, who asked if I was interested in music. When I got to the house, they were standing round a piano. At once, they gave me some music and forced me to sing a part in an operetta which they were composing! According to the web site, anyone who doesn't like ganga music is on a lower intellectual plane, like those who do not appreciate Stockhausen! Obviously, to like ganga music is the "in thing" to do.According to Dr. Andjelko Mijatovic, the name derives from the English word "gang" and came via Trieste. Mijatovic was an adviser to the late Tudjman, president of Croatia.