Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jun 3rd 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Xanthippi Karathanassi “O, stone-vaulted fountain (Brisi Mou Petrokamari - Halkidiki, Macedonia)” from Songs and tunes of Macedonia (Crete University Press 1992) —The tune is "Raiko"; the words vary from place to placeBuy it!
Χάλκινα Ηχοχρώματα “Σόφκα” from χορεύοντας στην Μακεδονία ((self) 2002) —a great dance - This is the first of many examples on this show of brass music from northern GreeceBuy it!
Serkos Athanasios “Zonaradiko” from Halkina me to Serkou (Thermaikos) —A danced originally from Thrace, but now popular in Macedonia as wellBuy it!
Domna Menga & Ta Halkina tis Goumennissas “Raiko” from Paradhosiaka (Thermaikos) —The Goumenissas town band has a huge repertoire with at least 6 CDs out, about 75% of which is dance tunes, giving an idea of the choreological richness of the area.Buy it!
Xanthippi Karathanassi “All night long she walked to and fro (Oli Ti Nixta Perpatouse - Halkidiki, Macedonia)” from Songs and tunes of Macedonia (Crete University Press 1992) —a kalamatiano style dance (syrto in 7/8) by one of my favorite singersBuy it!
Μουσικοακρίτες “Πουσιτνίτσα” from Μακεδονικές Μουσικές Ρίζες ((self) 1998) —this and the following selection are both of the same dance melody ("pousidnitsa" or "pousnitsa") - in 15/8 time. The treatment is radically different. This is a "listening" arrangement for village instruments in imitation of the Slavic Macedonian "izvoBuy it!
Σερκος Αθανασιος “Πουσνιτσα” from Χαλκινα Με Το Συγκροτημα Του Σερκου (Thermaikos) —see preceding notes. In this dance, the men jump up in the air and land on their knees. I have videos of this, and the dancers are all young. I wonder how ong they can do this...Buy it!
Nikos Phillipidis “Gaida (Gaintra - Halkidiki, Macedonia)” from Songs and tunes of Macedonia (Crete University Press 1992) —a bagpipe imitation piece, as well as a danceBuy it!
Αρχείο Ελληνικής Μουσικής (Χρονης Αηδονιδης) “ΜΠιζέρισα” from Τραγούδια ΚΑι Χοροί Της Μακεδονίας (FM - AEM)Buy it!
Zizis Kokkinopoulos “Lytos” from Akousmata Kendro-Dytikes Makedonías (Fora 2006) —this is a levendikos, roughly in a complex 9+7 rhythmBuy it!
Zizis Kokkinopoulos “syrto medley - Kastoria & Makedonia” from Akousmata Kendro-Dytikes Makedonías (Fora 2006) —a syrto dance set with tunes mostly from Macedonia, but some from neighboring KastoriaBuy it!
Αρχείο Ελληνικής Μουσικής (Γ. Μπαγιωκης) “Όντα ΜΑν' Νιος ΚΑι Λεύτερος” from Τραγούδια ΚΑι Χοροί Της Μακεδονίας (FM - AEM) —slow songBuy it!
Μουσικοακρίτες “Μπαϊντούσκινο” from Μακεδονικές Μουσικές Ρίζες ((self) 1998) —another line dance, played in the "Izvoren" style of radio Skopje in FYR MacedoniaBuy it!
Βαγγελησ Γευγελησ “Σολο” from Τα Χαλκινα Τησ Γουμενισσασ (Thermaikos - Vasipap) —more from the Goumenissas band - a slow intro, followed by...Buy it!
Βαγγελησ Γευγελησ “Ασβεστοχωριτικο” from Τα Χαλκινα Τησ Γουμενισσασ (Thermaikos - Vasipap) —dance in 7/8 = 3+2+2Buy it!
Pangeo “Zaharoula” from Exit Visa (Pangeo www.kyklosmusic.com 2008) —a Vlach dance from Northern Greece. The tune is quite popular, and there is even a Turkish version of it, the title of which comes from the same word for sugar that the Greek title uses. The Greeks did it first, though.Buy it!
Vasilis Papageorgiou “Makedonikos Horos” from Songs and Dances from Macedonia (Music Box) —this LP has a mixture of instrumentals and songs by Nitsa Tsitra and Xanthippi Karathanasi in her youth. At that time many commercial recordings of music from the area had a more "generic Greek sound"Buy it!
Nitsa Tsitra “Xenos imoun ki irtha tora” from Songs and Dances from Macedonia (Music Box) —in the background one can hear the sound of the Sandouri, a small cimbalom-like instrument that almost disappeared in Greece.Buy it!
Nitsa Tsitra “Tria Kariofilia” from Folk Songs from Macedonia (EMI - REGAL) —another dance song in kalamatiano rhythmBuy it!
Πέτρος Γα'ι'τάνος “Άνοιξαν Τα Δέντρα Όλα” from Σαν Τα Κρύα Τα Νερά (Mercury 2000)Buy it!
Πέτρος Γα'ι'τάνος “Άσπρα Μου Περιστέρια” from Σαν Τα Κρύα Τα Νερά (Mercury 2000)Buy it!
Various Artists “I Magdalini” from The Songs Of Macedonia [Disc 2] (FM)Buy it!
Various Artists “To sinnefo” from The Songs Of Macedonia [Disc 2] (FM)Buy it!
ΧΡΥΣΟΔΑΚΤΥΛΟΙ “Lena moma(Eleno Mome)” from ΧΡΥΣΟΔΑΚΤΥΛΟΙ (Falirea 1998) —this dance is done all over Bulgaria and neighboring FYR Macedonia; this is the way the play it in northern GreeceBuy it!
Βαβδινο μουσικο συγκρορημα (Stergios Karadimos & band) “Karsilamas” from Ήχοι της Παραδοσης ((self) 2002) —this solo dance in 9/8 comes from Asia minor and is still done in Turkey, particularly in urban areas on the European side of the BosphorusBuy it!
ΧΡΥΣΟΔΑΚΤΥΛΟΙ “Βαλκανικη Ρουμπα” from ΧΡΥΣΟΔΑΚΤΥΛΟΙ (Falirea 1998) —the translation of the Greek is "Balkan Rumba" - this is in the style of Roma bands north of the border, such as Ferus Mustafov's bandBuy it!
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