Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Dec 16th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Muammer Ketencoğlu, Brenna MacCrimmon, Sumru Ağryürüyen, Cevdet Erek “Grabile Ya, Nane Mori” from Ayde Mori (Kalan www.kalan.com 2001) —Music from Macedonia recreated lovingly by a Canadian singing with a Turkish group - "music from the former Turkish empire". This show is about how music from one country can inspire musicians from another. This CD is available from www.tulumba.comBuy it!
Sondorgo & Ferus Mustafov “Lilino oro” from Söndörgö & Ferus Mustafov in concert (Sondisc 2008) —One of the most famous Macedonian Rom musicians playing with a Hungarian band that usually specializes in music from the Slavic minority of Hungary.Buy it!
Muammer Ketencoğlu, Brenna MacCrimmon, Sumru Ağryürüyen, Cevdet Erek “Çobankat” from Ayde Mori (Kalan www.kalan.com 2001) —More from this Turkish group, this time playing a famous Albanian song.Buy it!
Mozaik “Romanian Horă / Black Jack Grove” from Live from the Powerhouse (Compass Records 2004) —Romanian morphing into American Contra. Played here by the all-star cast of Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Nikola Parov, Conal Lunny and Rens van der Zalm.Buy it!
Ånon Egeland, Magnus Gustafsson, Mats Olofsson “Englische [D 26]” from Höök!: Musik ur Svenska handskrifter från 1600- och 1700-talen (Drone 1995) —the first of 3 tunes from 17th and 18th century manuscripts from the southern Sweden. Good tunes sometimes take on lives of their own...Buy it!
Ånon Egeland, Magnus Gustafsson, Mats Olofsson “Englische [D 25]” from Höök!: Musik ur Svenska handskrifter från 1600- och 1700-talen (Drone 1995)Buy it!
Marta Sebestyen “Devoiko Mome” from Kismet (Ryko/Rhino 2006) —A well-known Bulgarian song in Paidushko rhythm, here given an almost "New Age" treatment. This is not unusual for this artist - she began treating Hungarian material in an Avant-Garde fashion with collaborator Karoly Cserepes over 30 years ago.Buy it!
Mozaik “Suleman's Kopanitsa” from Live from the Powerhouse (Compass Records 2004) —Mozaik again, with a completely danceable Kopanitsa (Gankino - 11/8 divided 2+2+3+2+2), but played with Irish instrumentationBuy it!
Elena Ledda “Σαράντα Παλικάρια” from Tutti Baci (Lyra www.lyra.com 2006) —a Greek song sung by a Sardinian Italian singer. This CD is interesting for interactions between the Greek and Sardinian singers and instrumentalists - see the next cut.Buy it!
The Balkan Noyz Boyz “Pamela's Ruchenitsa” from Boyz Will Be Boyz ((self produced0 www.ilgi.lv 1991) —This fun CD, with amusing liner notes, was originally put out as a tape, but became a collector's item and is now available in CD format from cdbaby.comBuy it!
The Balkan Noyz Boyz “Katerino Mome” from Boyz Will Be Boyz ((self produced0 www.ilgi.lv 1991) —Tatiana Sarbinska's classic, given the west coast treatment. Their notes: "the songs asks 'what sort of mother gave birth to you, and how wild were you as a girl' - We think you'll find the answer amusing."Buy it!