Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 18th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Vaska ilieva with Stevo Teodosievski ens. “More Čiča Reče da mi Ženi” from Macedonia (Monitor) —This is a re-issue of a Yugoslav LP from the early 1960s. The song is in Pajduško rhythm - later in the show is the same song with different words.Buy it!
Dragi Spasovski with Goran Alački ork. “Kate, Kate, Lično Mome” from Voice of my Soul (Izvor Music www.izvormusic.com 2007) —This is part of a 3 CD series of well-recorded songs by this wonderful artist, who now lives in Seattle. The CDs can be purchased on line.Buy it!
Dragi Spasovski with Goran Alački ork. “Aj, Iznikna Mi Badem Drvo” from Voice of my Soul (Izvor Music www.izvormusic.com 2007) —a song in 9/8 in urban style, and popular with a number of other Macedonian artists, Especially Vaska IlievaBuy it!
Dragi Spasovski with the Stefče Stojkovski ens. “Ori Jano, Sokol Jano” from Echo of my Soul (Izvor Music www.izvormusic.com 2007) —a very old slow, un-metered song, accompanied here only by 2 kavals, one with a commenting melody, the other a drone, both played (multitracked) by Stefče Stojkovski. This song had the audience rivitted to their seats at the Balkan Music and Dance CampsBuy it!
Stefče Stojkovski ensemble of National Instruments & Songs “Staro Tikveshko oro” from Macedonian songs and dances from Tikvesh region ((self) 2011) —This dance in 7/8 time progresses from slow to a more rapid pace, and comes from an area known for its wine.Buy it!
Stefče Stojkovski ensemble of National Instruments & Songs “Ramno Vatashko oro” from Macedonian songs and dances from Tikvesh region ((self) 2011) —This artist's work is also profiled at www.izvormusic.comBuy it!
Leb i Vino (Elena Georgieva-Kamenarova & Jane Kamenarov) “Leno, Leno” from Neboto se Tsapi, Zemniata se Trese (Sunny) —This fascinating ultra-traditional group is based in Melnik, Pirin, Bulgaria, and has several YouTube videos worth seeing. Their web site is at www.lebivino.comBuy it!
Pece Atanasovski ens. “Postupano oro” from Macedonian Folk Dances Vol. 2 (BM productions www.Bourque-moreau.com 2002) —this is a reissue of old LP recordings of Pece Atansovski, orginally on JugotonBuy it!
Vaska ilieva with Stevo Teodosievski ens. “Stojan na Stanka Dumaše” from Macedonia (Monitor) —Stojan speaks to Stanka to ask why she is so sad all the time. She says it is because they are growing old and all their children have died.Buy it!
(Anon. Folk Artists) “Žensko Krsteno (FK2)” from Anthology of Folklore Music vol. 2 Bulgaria and Macedonia (Syncoop - Folkraft 1998) —this is a reissue of the original Folkraft LP of the 1960sBuy it!
Kostadinka Palazova & ork. Dragi Mitev “Tapan Čuka Mila Mamo/ Da Li Pamtiš Milo Libe” from (45 rpm disc) (RTB) —large numbers of 45 rpm discs were turned out in former Yugoslavia, forming an amazing record of regional singing styles. Even the minority group musicians were recorded, unusual in so-called "east-block" countries of the time.Buy it!
duo "Svatovi" (Hristovski-Čerepovski) & Kočo Petrovski ens. “More Što E Lična /Poseala Baba” from (45 rpm disc) (Jugoton) —the first of these 2 songs has the same melody as the "More Reče Čiča da mi Ženi" that opened the show. This time the words are humorous, as is the second song. I await the translation from a friend.Buy it!
Uzun (Skopje) “Našta Moma Ne E Doma” from Muzička Grupa Uzun (RTV-Ljubljana) —This old 33 rpm disc is full of these songs which are heavily infused with the "northeast Mediteranean pop" style of the timeBuy it!
duetot Jordanka Kuculova i Gjorgji Andreevski & Koča Petrovski ens. “Bog Da Bie Tvojta Majka” from Kuculova Andreevski (RTB (LP))Buy it!
Duet Violeta Tomovska-Kiril Mančevski i ans. Koče Petrovskog “Nevenko Neven V Gradina” from (45 rpm disc) (RTB)Buy it!