Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Dec 28th 2014 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Ibro Lolov & Band “Novoselska Rachenica” from Bulgarian Folk Dances (Empire 2003) —a very fast Rûchenitsa from the northwest of Bulgaria, around Novo Selo, where they play everything a lot faster , probably because a lot of Vlachs live up there...Buy it!
Ibro Lolov “Elenino Horo” from Chuchuligata (Milena Records 2001) —This classic player is still going in his 80s (and at this speed)Buy it!
Didi Kushleva “Pazardzhik Kopanitsa” from 7/8 ... and something more (Zen Electronics 2005) —Although the arrangement features synthesizer, the soloist and clarinet players are on acoustic instruments, and play in the "classic " style.Buy it!
Traicho Sinapov “Na Trapeza i Sitno Shopsko Horo” from Bulgarian table songs (BHA10578) (Balkanton (LP)) —Traicho Sinapov, with Boris Karlov and ibro Lolov, were the founders of the "classic" style of Bulgarian accordion. Sinapov died just 2 months ago, and I dedicate this track of his from an old LP, and the subsequent tracks by others, to his memoryBuy it!
Michalis Kaliontzidis “Instrumental (Tik dhiplon, tromahton, kotsari)” from Anthei kai ferei ki' allo (it blossoms and bears more) (Universal Music 2006) —a suite of 3 popular Pontic dances, done here as an instrumental medleyBuy it!
Pela Nikolaidou, Babis Kemanetzidis “Gourban se son to theleman” from M' enan lalian ki enan kardian (Legend 2011) —This begins the Pontic Greek set. This newly composed tune came out on youTube before it hit the CD shelves ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvC55us1L5U ). If folks dance to it, it is a 3-measure Halay-type dance in 2/4 Omal tradition.Buy it!
Richard A. Hagopian / Buddy Sarkissian “Konyali” from Kef Time (Traditional Crossroads 1994)Buy it!
John Bilezikjian “Tamzara (Face To Face-Malatya Village/Keghe Village/Erzenga Village/Arabkir Vill” from Music from the Armenian Diaspora (Global Village Music 1994) —The tamzara is a dance done all over parts of Turkey, Armenia, and into Iraq among the Kurds and Assyrians. All of them are in 9/8 divided 2+2+2+3Buy it!
Richard A. Hagopian / Buddy Sarkissian “Siro Yerk” from Kef Time (Traditional Crossroads 1994) —The wonderful tune, in Curcuna ("djurdjuna" =10/8 divided 3+2+2+3) rhythm is a favorite among the St. Louis folk dance communityBuy it!
Udi Hrant “Sirun Ahchik” from From Yerevan To California (Armenians in USA) (Village Music 2013) —this is a re-issue of a recording from the 1950s of this classic tune, here sung, and played on the oud by the composer, Udi Hrant .Buy it!
Yannis Paximadakis “Hasaposerviko” from Rebetica Songs and Music (Aerakis 2002) —and we end with another hasaposervikoBuy it!
Theodosia Stinga “Ti Na Se Kano Galani (what shall i do with you Galani)(syrto)” from The Peloponnese - 18 traditional songs (FM Records) —another syrto in an older, slower, styleBuy it!
Annoula Tsahalou “Ah, Esy (syrto)” from Pistepsa se miá agapi (General Gramophone) —At a typical party, most of the dances will be Syrta, with some suites going on for 20 -25 minutes.Buy it!
Vasilis Soukas “Άρτα (tsamiko)” from Η Τέχνη Του Κλαρίνου (CD I) (Lyra www.lyra.com 2008) —The tsamiko is now done by both men and women in a mixed line. The guy at the front of the line often will often execute athletic moves, stopping the rightward movement of the line, but that's OK - he probably is the one paying for the dance.Buy it!
trio Bel Canto “Hasaposervika: Pame Tsarka/Valentina/Trava trava trava/Fertemou na pia” from Trio Bel Canto & Geroge Stratis orchestra (Grecophon 1966) —This group was even more popular among Greek-Americans than in Greece itself. This dance was traditionally done in a shoulder hold.Buy it!
Alan Stivell “Tri Martolod” from Alan Stivell (Fontana 1971) —and we end with a Laridé (a slow, but famous one). Alan Stivell, and a few others of his generation, were responsible for the Celtic revival in France 40 years ago. Now thousands of young Bretons know the dances that were done traditionally, and music fBuy it!
Ad Vielle Que Pourra “An Dro Pitaouer/An Dro Evit Jakeza” from Ad Vielle Que Pourra (Green Linnet 1989) —And this, after a long intro, is a suite of 2 An Dro tunes (4 measures of 2/4)Buy it!
Ad Vielle Que Pourra “Chupad Melen/Hanterdro Tid' Poc'h” from Ad Vielle Que Pourra (Green Linnet 1989) —from Brittany in France, a group of dance tunes. This is a Hanter DroBuy it!
Māris Muktupāvels & Dzēra alu, spēlēja un dziedāja “Padarēju Alutenu” from Alus Dziesmas (UPE www.upe.lv 2001) —The liner notes list a group of participants under the heading "instrumentalists, singers, and drinkers of beer".Buy it!
Māris Muktupāvels & Dzēra alu, spēlēja un dziedāja “Oi Dīveni Soldons Ols” from Alus Dziesmas (UPE www.upe.lv 2001) —"God, this beer is sweet!..." (This is considered a good attribute in Latvia, where the beer is darker and a lot heavier than in AmericaBuy it!
Māris Muktupāvels & Dzēra alu, spēlēja un dziedāja “Es Bej Loba īmetēja” from Alus Dziesmas (UPE www.upe.lv 2001) —We continue with 3 Latvian beer drinking songs.Buy it!
Rasa “Kam Tii Zyrgi Kam Tī Roti” from Kalado (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —This is my "pre-New year's eve" show. We begin with a Latvian winter solstice carol.Buy it!
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