Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Oct 9th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Kolev Family “Dos Dos” from Balkan Voices (Kolev Era Folk www.koleverafolk.com 2001) —this family group, plus the great Bulgarian Accordion player Ivan Milev, will be in St. Louis October 1 &2. Go to www.kdhx.org/musicfromthehills for detailsBuy it!
Kolev Family “Nad Neda hvarkat dva galaba” from Balkan Voices (Kolev Era Folk www.koleverafolk.com 2001) —in slow (Thracian) Rûchenitsa meter. There bagpipe imitation section towards the end is unusual for a gadulka player, but Nikolai is REALLY good.Buy it!
Maria Koleva “Da Sa Mi Jivi I Zdravi” from Ot Izvora - Bulgarian Traditional Singing From Thrace (Kolev Era Folk www.koleverafolk.com) —a too short song in Païdushko rhythmBuy it!
Maria Koleva “Kalino Diulber Malino” from Ot Izvora - Bulgarian Traditional Singing From Thrace (Kolev Era Folk www.koleverafolk.com)Buy it!
Kalinka Zgurova “Zapravi Georgi Kaldaram” from StranDJa Folk Songs (Gega 2008) —a very danceable Pravo, as well as a nice old-fashioned song. This is a re-issue of a recording of about 30 years ago.Buy it!
Ivan Dyakov “V Gradinata moma sedeshe” from Zlatni Makedonski Hitove - 1 Chast (Payner ww.payner.bg 2009) —a Pirin (south-west Bulgaria) singer, the the favored 9/8 of the region - recent recordingBuy it!
Slavka Kalcheva “Kitka #4(Slaveno Mome/Zvezda or Nebe Padnala/Zlayubila Byala Kalina)” from Byala Roza i Oshte Neshto (Payner ww.payner.bg 2009) —"Kitka" means a bouquet or bunch. It is the style of many new recordings of Bulgarian "wedding" music to record songs in like rhythm in groups of from 7-25 min in length - useful for playing in bars so people can dance.Buy it!
Maria Koleva “Visoko Stoish Zvezdo Lio” from Ot Izvora - Bulgarian Traditional Singing From Thrace (Kolev Era Folk www.koleverafolk.com) —here with Ivan Milev, in "wedding style"Buy it!
Dafo Trendafilov “Master's Ruchenitsa (Чорбаджийцка Ръченица)” from Weep, My Bagpipe, Weep (MK) —re-mastered from old Balkanton recordings. This kaba gaïda player comes from the Rodope mountains in the south of BulgariaBuy it!
Светльо Жилев “Момне, ле, мари хубаво” from Трите гайди —again, played on the deep-droned kaba gaïda, which has a large enough bag that the bagpipe-player, as here, can sing while he plays. I met this musician in Bulgaria where he was playing at the entrance to the Yagodina cave!Buy it!
Kostadin Atanasov “Gaydine sviryat-horo se vie” from Sharena Gaïda (VD www.vvd-r.com 2008) —This wonderful CD features bagpipe playing from all over Bulgaria by this versatile musician, accompnied by good traditional singers. This is is from Rodope; the next track is from much farther north and west.Buy it!
Stefan Georgiev (accordion) “Plevenska kopanica” from Bulgarian Folk Songs And Dances- A Folklore Stroll Around Bulgaria (Sunrise Marinov www.sunrisebg.com 2007) —kopanitsa = 2+2+3+2+2 = 11/8 - player REALLY fast hereBuy it!
Kalina i Georgi Germanovi “Zalubi Kolio dve momi” from Bulgarian Folk Songs And Dances- A Folklore Stroll Around Bulgaria (Sunrise Marinov www.sunrisebg.com 2007) —song in Païdushko rhythm = 5/8 = 2+3Buy it!
Ivan Milev Band “Rachenica” from The Flight Of Krali Marco (self-released 2006) —The accordion player will be here Oct. 1-2. The saturday night concert is at University United Methodist Church, just south of the Lion Gates in University City - 7:30pm. There will be a house concert on Sunday night, Oct. 2, at 6946 Cornell in U. City.Buy it!
Ivan Milev Band with Maria Kolev “You And Me, Here And There” from The Flight Of Krali Marco (self-released 2006) —and this is the singer with the band coming October 1 & 2. The CD can be purchased from CDbaby.com and aroundBuy it!
Иван Милев с оркесър "Младост" “Чирпанлийско Хоро” from Иван Милев с оркесър "Младост" (Payner ww.payner.bg 1994) —this is taken from an "out of print" cassette that really needs to be re-issued; it is some of the best music of the genre. The accordion player, Ivan Milev, will be in St. Louis Oct. 1&2. See above for details.Buy it!