Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Sep 15th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Vladimir Kuzov “Rodopski Pesni i Hora” from The Folk Magic of Rodopa 1 (Diva 1997) —We begin with music from the southern mountains of Bulgaria, the Rodopes, that divide the country from Greece. This is traditional singing - no harmonies or "parts", and only a Kaba Gaida for accompaniment.Buy it!
Rhodopea Kaba Trio “Sobrali Sa Se, Sobrali” from Bulgaria (Master Tone 1998) —This song is also from the Rodope mountains, but in the modern harmony styleBuy it!
Galina Durmushliyska “Radka Maika Si Dumashe (Radka Was Telling Her Mother)” from Voice Of DobruDJa (Region Of Bulgaria) (Gega New 2000) —This begins a group of songs from the Dobrudzha, the Back Sea coast of BulgariaBuy it!
Galina Durmushliyska “Pesen Za Gaidarcheto (Song About Bagpiper-Boy)” from Voice Of DobruDJa (Region Of Bulgaria) (Gega New 2000)Buy it!
Ivan Georgiev (gaida) & ens. “Ruchenik” from Tanya and Tzvety - with a Song and a Flower ((self produced0 2001) —This is a traditional arrangement of the slow 7/8 Ruchenik of Dobrudzha .Buy it!
Galina Durmushliyska “Ivan Na Donka Dumashe (Ivan Was Speaking To Donka)” from Voice Of DobruDJa (Region Of Bulgaria) (Gega New 2000)Buy it!
Varna ens. “Tanc iz Varnensko” from Bulgaria (Request) —this LP was recorded in Bulgaria in the 1960s and re-released as an LP in the US. At the time it was one of the few recordings of Bulgarian music available in North America. The dance is in 9/8, a rhythm very popular in the Varna area.Buy it!
Kate Petrova & "Varna" ens. “Snosti si go vidocj, mamo, ubavoto Stojne (I met the good Stojne)” from Bulgaria (Request)Buy it!
Illiana Bozhanova And Todor Yankov “Dona 7/8b - Pirin” from Destiny ((self produced0 2013) —This begins a group of songs from Pirin, and also introduces the theme of duet singing. Singing against a drone, some part singing in field songs was traditional in many parts of Bulgaria, but the practice of singing in parallel thirds was introduced inBuy it!
Atanaska Dimitrova & Dimitûr Kolarov “Na Surtse Mi Lezhi” from Shto Mi E Milo, Em Drago (Zlatna Kolektsija Makedonski Napevi) (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/ 2001)Buy it!
Zdravka And Pirinka Hristovi “Mori, Tragnali Sa Le Malchi Momi” from Pirin Folk Songs (Gega New 2010) —traditional Pirin ("Macedonian") Bulgarian singing.Buy it!
Zdravka And Pirinka Hristovi “Tsarno Mi Yoko Ergenche” from Pirin Folk Songs (Gega New 2010) —the same, but with a more souped up accompaniment by traditional instrumentsBuy it!
Mariya And Magdalena Filatovi “Tamburi Dr'nkat Kud Malki Momi” from Zaliubikh, Mamo (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/ 2002) —This was recorded when these sisters were adolescentsBuy it!
Maria i Magdalena Filatovi “Zheni se, sine” from Pirinska Hubost (Payner ww.payner.bg 2009) —This was recorded 7 years later.Buy it!
Nadka & Svetla Karadjovi “Сбор се събра (An assembly gathered)” from You should know, Mum - Nadka and Svetla karadjovi (Balkanton) —These tracks were both taken from old Cassette tapes, probably recorded in the late 1960s-early 1970s. This song is in 11/8 = kopanitsa rhythmBuy it!
Nadka & Svetla Karadjovi “Мамо, мила мамо Mum, dear Mum)” from You should know, Mum - Nadka and Svetla karadjovi (Balkanton)Buy it!
Kremena Stancheva, with Vasilka Andonova “Osteno Doidi Na Oro” from Kremena Stancheva (Balkanton) —Kremena Stancheva was one of the first soloists with the the Filp Kutev Bulgarian National EnsembleBuy it!
Kremena Stancheva, with Vasilka Andonova “Slûntce Gree” from Kremena Stancheva (Balkanton) —This is in Jove (or "Jovica") rhythm - 7+11, divided 3+2+2+2+2+3+2+2, named after the most famous song in that rhythm, Jove Male Mome.Buy it!
Blagovest Porozhanov “Sevdeno mome” from Slavka Sakoutova i Blagovest Porozhanov (Balkanton) —Sometimes the "duet" was in the accompaniment - here two clarinets play in parallel thirds.Buy it!
Blagovest Porozhanov “More milko kjustendilsko” from Slavka Sakoutova i Blagovest Porozhanov (Balkanton) —a song in rûchenitsa rhythmBuy it!
Slavka Sakoutova “Gigo, mamin gigo” from Slavka Sakoutova i Blagovest Porozhanov (Balkanton) —a song in slow 7/8 divided 2+2+3Buy it!
Donka Koleva “Слънчице, мило, мамино” from (No title) (Balkanton) —Donka now lives in the USA and has visited St. Louis many times. Her husband is a gâdulka player, and her daughters, especially Maria, both sing as well. This song is in paidushko rhythm = 5/8 divided 2+3Buy it!
Stefka Sabotinova and Tinka Pesheva “Zaplakal e star bial diado” from Prituri se Planinata (Balkanton (cassette)) —a duet in rûchenitsa rhythmBuy it!
Stefka Sabotinova and Tinka Pesheva “Bila Todora mazha si” from Prituri se Planinata (Balkanton (cassette)) —and another in païdushko rhythmBuy it!
Tanya i Tzvetelina Dosevi “Shopska Suita (Sedenka Se Sbira/Sviri Neno/Nishno Se Zvezda)” from Tanya and Tzvety - with a Song and a Flower ((self produced0 2001) —Tzvety now lives in the US in the Washington DC area.Buy it!
Tanya i Tzvetelina Dosevi “Lilyana i Slavei” from Tanya and Tzvety - with a Song and a Flower ((self produced0 2001)Buy it!
Horo Orchestra “Bre Ivane” from Dunavski Hora I Severnyashki Narodni Pesni (Danube's Dances And Folk Songs From North Bulgaria) (Sunrise Marinov www.sunrisebg.com 2006) —a fast North Bulgarian ruchenitsa song. The band comes from Ruse on the Danube river.Buy it!
Kanarite “Horovodna Kitka - Geno iz Haskovo Vûrveshe” from Pûtishta i Veselie (roads and joy) (Payner ww.payner.bg 2010) —One of my favorites of the modern bands. At this point. The women, of course, sing in parallel thirds, by now de rigeur.Buy it!
ork. Viktoriya “Droga” from Super Lyuti Kyuchetsi (Bofirov Music 2005) —I thought I would end with some Bulgarian Chalga music - this is the latest style.Buy it!
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