Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Nov 18th 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
Serkos Athanasios “Zonaradiko” from Halkina me to Serkou (Thermaikos) —This quintessential Thracian Greek dance, similar to the Bulgarian Pravo Horo, is now played by bands outside Thracian Greece - this is a Macedonian band, but they do a bangup job of it, preserving the driving energy and "swing"Buy it!
Giorgos Demelis, Stavros Kouskousidis, & band “Do sta Lianohortaroudia (zonaradiko)” from To Sygrótima Thamiris (HXO 1999) —The most popular dance among the Thracian Greeks is the Zonaradkos (from the word for the sash-like belt used by the dancers to grasp to form the long lines of the dance), a dance in 6/8Buy it!
Kyriakos Gouventas “Choros Tis Mavris Thalassas - Mantilatos” from Greek Folk Instruments - Violin (FM) —a mantilatos (from the word for handkerchief) is a solo dance in fast 7/8 similar to the Bulgarian rûchenitsa (from the word for - handkerchief), also in 7/8Buy it!
Sotiris Papazoglou “Treis Tsirekiotisses (paradosiako epitrapezio)” from Tragoudia tis Thrakis No 1 (Legend 2002) —an "epitrapezio" - literally, a "table song" - these slow songs are a Balkan tradition from Albania to RomaniaBuy it!
Theodoros Kekes, Aristide Vassilaras “Touti Nihta” from Kariofilis Doïtsidis - Thrakika Tragoudia vol. 1 (Pan Vox (LP)) —One of the most famous of the Thracian Greek bagpipe players along with almost the last of the traditional Floghera players, accompanying Kariofilis Doïtsidis and his daughters in a song in zonaradiko rhythmBuy it!
Thimios Gogidis “Pos Pianete I Agapi - Tsestos” from Mehri to Triantafillo (Polimesa 2001) —Gogidis/Gkogkidis is both an accordion and bagpipe player and singer. He brings a more "Bulgarian " Sound to his recordings and does many street fairsBuy it!
Thymios Gkogkidis “Raiko (Organiko)” from Megalo Glenti Sti Thermi Thessalonikis (General Music 2007) —here is the Gogidis band recorded at a street fair. The tune "Raikos" has been played many times on this show; this is certainly the most boistrous recording I know. It is usually thought of as a Macedonian tune, but, like the Macedonian recording of aBuy it!
Horeutikos Omilos Thessalonikes “Zonaradika-1 Kato Stin Aspri Petra” from Horeftikos Omilos Thessalonikis Thrakiotiko Glenti 1 (alpha records 2007) —this begins what is really one long dance set, unfortunately "cut up" inot tracks, so I am playing it in its entirety. This was recorded live at a "glenti" (basically a dance party)Buy it!
Horeutikos Omilos Thessalonikes “Zonaradika-2 Keitete Xenos Arostos” from Horeftikos Omilos Thessalonikis Thrakiotiko Glenti 1 (alpha records 2007) —after the song finishes, they go into an extended instrumental, using a lot of traditional zonaradiko tunes.Buy it!
Horeutikos Omilos Thessalonikes “Zonaradika-3 Tha Tragouthiso Agalina” from Horeftikos Omilos Thessalonikis Thrakiotiko Glenti 1 (alpha records 2007)Buy it!
Horeutikos Omilos Thessalonikes “Zonaradika-4 Stou Saloniki To Tsiarsi” from Horeftikos Omilos Thessalonikis Thrakiotiko Glenti 1 (alpha records 2007)Buy it!
Horeutikos Omilos Thessalonikes “Zonaradika-5 Bella Randou” from Horeftikos Omilos Thessalonikis Thrakiotiko Glenti 1 (alpha records 2007)Buy it!
Sotiris Papazoglou & to sygkrotima tou Christou Kouroudi “Ilios ke kori sinoriounti” from I Lalitades Tis Megalis Doxiparas - Tragoudia Tis Thrakis Me Ton Sotiri Papazoglou & to Sygkrotima Tou Christou Kouroudi (FM Records 1999)Buy it!
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