Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jan 8th 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
Zeynel Demir & ensemble “Kars (Mahalli) Yöresi” from Anatolian Folk Dances 1 (SM Seyhan 2008) —This and the next 2 selections, are from Kars in the northeast of Turkey, near the border with Armenia and the Caucasus. there is a predominance of tuens in 6/8Buy it!
Zeynel Demir & ensemble “Üsküp Yöresi” from Anatolian Folk Dances 1 (SM Seyhan 2008) —Üsküp = Skopje, the capital of the republic of Macedonia, but which was part of the Ottoman Empire at one time. These tunes are known to every Slavic Macedonian, but not in Turkey, to my knowledge, so this is a bit of a piece of musical irony - or is it?Buy it!
Neşe Demirkat Müzik “Kalk Gelin Hanım” from Anadolu Rüzgarı/Wind of Anatolia - Trakya'dan Esintiler (Nese Demirkat 2004) —a Macedonian and Bulgarian song, again, in turkish styleBuy it!
Various Artists “Mavrova” from Elveda Rumeli -Makedonya 1897 (Kalan www.kalan.com) —a well-known Greek kalamatiano song, here, again, in Turkish style. this is more plausible than the preceding since the Thracian Turks and adjacent Greeks even share some dance forms.Buy it!
Soner Özbilen “Mavrova'dan” from Türkülerle Türkiye - 39 Kırklareli (Ulus Müzik 1999) —for the rest of this show the music will all be from Trakya - Thracian (European) Turkey - the area northwest of Istanbul. We start with a song which, again, could be a Greek Kalamatiano (7/8) from KirklareliBuy it!
Rüstem Avci “Bahçelerde Biberiye (in the garden of rosemary)” from Türkülerle Türkiye - 39 Kırklareli (Ulus Müzik 1999) —in 9/8, the favored rhythm of much of music from this area. The song is about a garden with Rosemary.Buy it!
Yaşar Sesler “Çifte Telli Trakya” from Keşan'lı Yaşar Sesler'le oynamaya var mısın? (Ulusum) —also from Trakya, but this is the music of the Roma - professional musicians. these are the folks you would hire if you were having a weddingBuy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.