Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jun 23rd 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Kardes Turkuler “TENCERE TAVA HAVASI (Sound of Pots and Pans) Kardeş Türküler” from (distributed on the internet) ((self produced) 2013) —This is a song protesting the treatment of those demonstrating against The attempts to build a shopping mall over the last park and green space left in downtown Istanbul.Buy it!
Harmonia “Hora From Bucovina” from Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2012) —This group's members hail from Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, and the USA. They are headquartered in ClevelandBuy it!
Mihai Botofei “Doina Haiduceasca” from Mihai Botofei - ST-EPE 1101 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —This recording from late 1970s documents one of the old time fiddlers of Moldova, the eastern-most province of Romania, an area now split between Romania and the republic of Moldova (which was part of the Soviet Union after WW II).Buy it!
Mihai Botofei “Horă de Mînă de la Tibuca” from Mihai Botofei - ST-EPE 1101 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Mihai Botofei “Țăraneasca de la Vaduri” from Mihai Botofei - ST-EPE 1101 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Cristian Tanasa “Hora Flăcăilor” from Moldavian Folk Music (Syncoop)Buy it!
Cristian Tanasa “Sârba lui Costicai” from Moldavian Folk Music (Syncoop)Buy it!
Ion Drăgoi (with Radu Simion orch.) “Cântec Bătrânesc” from Ion Drăgoi (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the title means "old-style song", and is similar in structure to the doinaBuy it!
Ion Drăgoi (with Zamfir orch.) “Horă De Mână pe Bătăi” from Ion Drăgoi (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —another dance tune by the name, which means "hand-hold dance"; the Moldvai Csángó in the area call it "kezes" or Kezesek", which have the same meaning in HungarianBuy it!
Anatol Ștefăneț “Opinca” from Moldavie - L'art du bratsch (alto) volume 2 (Buda Records 1997) —a viola player from the Republic of MoldovaBuy it!
Anatol Ștefăneț “Hora Lăutărească” from Moldavie - L'art du bratsch (Buda Records 1997) —more of a listening than a dance piece, this celebrates the tradition of Roma professional string playersBuy it!
Maria Costin Murgoci “Jocul Găinii” from Hai români, la hora mare! (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —a song in 7/8 time punctuated by strigaturi (rhymed couplet declaimed while dancing). The title means dance of the chicken, and refers to a solo dance done by the woman who enters with the chicken course at a wedding mealBuy it!
Maria Costin Murgoci “Mi-a venit aseară-un gând” from Hai români, la hora mare! (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —this singer kept her traditional peasant style even after she became a recording starBuy it!
Ilie Cazacu și Constantin Șuiu “Ursăreasca” from Ilie Cazacu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —Cazacu plays the fluier, a 6-holed flute. The accompanist plays the cobza, a sort of fretless luteBuy it!
Silvestru Lungoci “Bătuta Ursului” from Bucovina III (Electrecord (LP)) —this is played on a tilinca - an end-blown tube with no finger holes - the melody is done entirely from overtonesBuy it!
Laura Lavric “Munte, munte brad umbros” from Tare-mi place ca să joc (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —in many songs from Romania the singer "apostrophizes" natural objects, so this song begins "mountain, mountain, shady fir-tree"...Buy it!
Ilie Cazacu “Puiculeana” from Ilie Cazacu (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Alexandru Havriliuc & Paul Stinga and his Orchestra “Suite De Moldavie I” from Charms of the Rumanian Music (Pierre Verany 1989) —This starts our movement into brass instruments. The only other area of Romania that can compete with brass players in Moldova is Banat.Buy it!
Sofia Vicoveanca “Ha la joc, la joc, la joc!” from Sofia - Bukovina songs (Oriente Music 2001) —this is is the declamatory singing style heard at traditional weddingsBuy it!
Alexandru Havriiuc & Paul Stinga and his Orchestra “Suite De Moldavie II” from Charms of the Rumanian Music (Pierre Verany 1989) —This starts off with a solo on tilinca - the hole-less end-blown flute, and goes into a fast dance played on ocarinaBuy it!
Constantin Mândrișteanu “Udeșteanca” from Bijuterii Folclorice Românești (Roton Tezaur 2003)Buy it!
Constantin Mândrișteanu “Mândtrișteanca” from Bijuterii Folclorice Românești (Roton Tezaur 2003)Buy it!
Adam Stînga - trompetă “Doina Balvașniței” from Mărgăritare Lăutărești (Eurostar 2004)Buy it!
Gheorghiță Buta Gârbănel - trompetă “Hora lui Hanganu” from Lăutarii din Dolhasca (Studio Bravo 2002)Buy it!
Adam Stînga - trompetă “Sîrba lui Toader” from Mărgăritare Lăutărești (Eurostar 2004)Buy it!
Marin Popa “Sârba de la Desa” from Marin Popa - Saxofon (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Florin Tărîță “Măi Ioane de pe Vale” from Florin Tărîță (Eurostar) —The CD identifies the music as from Moldova (and it is in this style), but a correspondence over YouTube indicated that he was living in Oltenia in South Romania. Anyone with complete information should let me knowBuy it!
Fanfare Ciocarlia “Iag Bari” (Piranha 2001) —a village brass band that learned the modern Manea style at folk festivals and then went on to greater glory in the World Music sceneBuy it!
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