Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun May 5th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Apollónia Kovács with Járóka Sándor és cigányzenekara “Minden ablak Alatt-Adjon Isten Szekeret-Alacsony a Cipom Sarka-Faj a Byomrom, Faj”
from Hej, Deládé, Deládé (Hungaroton 1994)
Kalyi Jag “Rumelaj”
from Gipsy folk songs from Hungary (Hungaroton 1994) —labelled on the CD jacket as a "Balkan" song, this song has been re-recorded many times by other groups and even used for recreational folkdance purposes. It was the first recording of Hungarian Roma performing music of their "Balkan brethren"
Urs Karpatz “Bihav Haï Tshito Ande Phuv: Pour Le Mariage Ou L'enterrement - For Wedding And Funeral”
from Tsighindia: Oiseaux De Passage - Passing Birds (Aquarius 2003) —These musicians were mostly born in Romania (some in Hungary), but met in Paris, where they now live. They capitalized in the new craze for "Gypsy Music" and developed a style of their own - more "world music" than traditional Roma, but still "authentic"
Urs Karpatz “Ketri”
from Les voix tziganes d'Urs Karpatz (Leurs plus beaux chants traditionnels) (Aquarius 2003) —and here we have this Parisian Roma group performing a song made popular by Kalyi Jag on one of that group's earliest recordings, even using Kalyi Jag's harmonies and arrangement, but expanding the instrumentation.
Orkestar Janike Balaža, Novi Sad “Akaven e Verka, kaluđerka (they call her Verka the nun)”
from Bašalen Romalen/Svirajte Cigani/Play Gypsies (RTS/PCP 1998) —Using the Tamburitsa tradition and Hungarian-style melodies, this group is singing in romany. The band leader was a famous figure in the local music scene in Novi Sad
Esma Redzepova “Ibrahim”
from Le Bal des Tziganes [Disc 2] (Wagram www.wagram.fr 2006) —this is the style Esma sings in now. She kept the same band name after Stevo Teodosievski died, and still performs. She founded a home for Roma orphans which is also a music school, and many have gone on to be band leaders on their own.
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