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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Apr 15th 2012

Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Apr 15th 2012 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


Μπάμπης Κεμανετζίδης & Pella Nikolaïdou “Γουρπάν' 'σ Εσόν Το Θέλεμαν” from Μ' Έναν Λαλίαν Και Έναν Καρδίαν (Legend 2011) —to see a great video of this, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvC55us1L5U. This show is entirely devoted to music of the Pontic Greeks, historically from the Black Sea coast of what is now Turkey, but diplaced to modern day Macedonian Greece in 1923Buy it!


Petros Gaitanos & Michalis Kaliontzidis “I' kor' epien son parhar' (the girl went to the pasture)” from Anthei kai ferei ki' allo (it blossoms and bears more) (Universal Music 2006) —this is a dhipat omal (slow dance in 9/8 divided 2+3+2+2).Buy it!


Μπάμπης Κεμανετζίδης & Γιαννης Τσιτιριδης “Είχα Φτερά Κ' Επε΄Τανα” from Μ' Έναν Λαλίαν Και Έναν Καρδίαν (Legend 2011) —This is a tík - a rhythm of alternating long and short beats, usually notated as 5/4 divided 3+2, as here, but traditionally less distinctBuy it!


Pella Nikolaidou, Giorgos Poulantsaklis “'Ο χυρη μ' αρ'εφυεν (Αργο διπατ)” from Εν πολυχορδον οργανον εκ Ποντοθ Κεμανεσ (Iris 2007) —This song is a slow dhipat (9/8 divided 2+3+2+2). Pella Nikolaïdou is the daughter of Stathis Nikolaïdis whose work will be heard later in the showBuy it!


Giorgos Poulantzaklis “Organiko” from Eyneth (Vasipap/Thermaikos)Buy it!


Theodoros Pavlidis “O Sevdalis” from ta Sevdalidika (Vasipap 1968) —the wild percussion on this was seen mainly in recordings from the late 60's...Buy it!


Petros Gaitanos & Michalis Kaliontzidis “Aiton's eparapetanen (an eagle was flying around)” from Anthei kai ferei ki' allo (it blossoms and bears more) (Universal Music 2006) —a dhipat omalBuy it!


Giorgos Poulantzaklis “Tamsara” from Eyneth (Vasipap/Thermaikos) —everyone in the general area of East Anatolia does a version of Tamzara, a line dance in 9/8 (divided 2+2+2+3); this is the Pontic version.Buy it!


Mihalis Zerfeiridis, Panagiotis Kogalidis, & Adam Apostolidis, with Theodoros Kesidis “Tas” from Pontiako Glendi Live (Cronos Music www.cronosmusic.gr) —Tas is a Pontic men's solo dance similar to dances of the CaucassusBuy it!


Μιχάλης Καλιοντζίδης/Γεωργούλης Λαφαζανίδης “Εσύ Αμόν Εμέν (dhipat)” from Τα Αυθεντικά Του Πόντου (Vasipap) —this is the traditional sound of the Pontos - a singer, a kemenche /Pontic lyra player, and spare (if any) percussion. The kemenche is a vertical fiddle found all over Anatolia and part of the Aegean, but is the traditional instrument, along with the tulBuy it!


Μιχάλης Καλιοντζίδης/Γεωργούλης Λαφαζανίδης “Πυρρίχειος Χορός Σέρα” from Τα Αυθεντικά Του Πόντου (Vasipap) —this is a Serra, a fast men's dance in 7/8, related to the Turkish SiksaraBuy it!


Giannis Tsanankalis, Athan Tsolerides “Kotsari” from ta kalítera Pontiaka (Panivar 1996) —another dance done all over east Anatolia, under the same nameBuy it!


Mihalis Zerfeiridis, Panagiotis Kogalidis, & Adam Apostolidis “Dhiplon Omal” from Pontiako Glendi Live (Cronos Music www.cronosmusic.gr) —dhiplon omal is in 9/8, but 2+2+2+3Buy it!


Theodoros Pavlidis “Kortsopon Melahrino (tromahton)” from ta Sevdalidika (Vasipap 1968) —tromahton is basically a fast tík in 7/8. It is done in lines.Buy it!


Stathis Nikolaïdis, Giannis Tsanakalis “Potami pou trehei (tik)” from ta kalítera Pontiaka (Panivar 1996) —this tík is made all the more dramatic by the use of synthesizer with the traditional kemencheBuy it!


Michalis Kaliontzidis “Instrumental (Tik dhiplon, tromahton, kotsari)” from Anthei kai ferei ki' allo (it blossoms and bears more) (Universal Music 2006) —this suite of dances compresses what would be a traditional dance set lasting 20-30 minutes down to 7 1/2. The fast 7/8 time center piece is also a Tík Tonya, according to folklorist Kyriakos Moïsidis.Buy it!


Stathis Nikolaïdis, Giannis Tsanakalis “Eey mikro koritsi (dhiplon)” from ta kalítera Pontiaka (Panivar 1996)Buy it!


Anéstis Mousís “Den Kelogáriaza (tík)” from Horeutiká Pontiaka (Vasipap)Buy it!


Hristos Papadópoulos “Opa - Opa kortsópa” from Horeutiká Pontiaka (Vasipap) —much Pontic music is in 2/4 - this is a modern exampleBuy it!


Stavros Savvidis “Tík & Tromahton” from 2007 sto Akritas pallas - live —This live set starts with a tík and then moves into the faster tromahton. The instrumentation imitates the sound of the Tulum (Black Sea bagpipe)Buy it!


Stavros Savvidis “To Kokkinon to Milon & Pontiesa Zileutesa (embropis)” from 2007 sto Akritas pallas - liveBuy it!


. “.” (.) —I would like to thank Joe Graziosi who, over the years, has taught me what little I know about Pontic music and, especially, how it fits into dance patterns.Buy it!


. “.” (.) —I would also like to thank Leigh Cline for inspiration from his website, www.scimitarmusic.com/pontos/ and the EEFC www.eefc.orgBuy it!

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.