Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jul 31st 2011 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
Dunav ens.-Vidin “Vlashki Igri” from Moesia (M sound) —this and the next track, are of Vlach (Romanian dialect) village groups from around Vidin in the Northwest, just across the Danube from RomaniaBuy it!
Ibro Lolov “Vlashko Horo” from Chuchuligata (Milena Records 2001) —This is not a Vlach musician, but Rom - one of the most famous of the old school accordion players. This is in Vlach style, more so than the following cut, despite the name...Buy it!
ork. Trûstenik “Vlashko horo” from Izbrani Harodni Pesni i Hora (Payner www.payner.bg 1998) —this is not so much a Vlach piece played in local style as a stylization by a very famous Bulgarian new style ("Stambolovo style") band. There is something of a condecending quality about the way they do it. It was illegal for Vachs to speak their own lBuy it!
Ivo Papazov and his orchestra “Mominsko Horo” from Balkanology (Rykodisc 1991) —This is the second recording of this seminal group. Papazov and his group, including Yuri Yunakov, & Nesho Neshev. Together they established the style that came to be called "wedding Music", a blend of traditional Bulgarian rhythms, Jazz riffs, and TurkBuy it!
ork. Slavei “001 HOROVODNA KITKA-ork.SLAVEI” from Svatba Bofirov Music mp3 disc 2006 (Bofirov Music 2006) —this and the next selection is a typical dance set such as you would find out the the countryside in Bulgaria at a wedding where the families could afford such a band. They always begin with a Pravo, as here, with instrumental and sungs sections. EverybBuy it!
ork. Trûstenik “rûchenitsa” from Izbrani Harodni Pesni i Hora (Payner www.payner.bg 1998) —this band plays Bulgarian dance music with jazz and Rock influences - they are much more inventive than hte preceding band, rarely playing the same line the same way twice.Buy it!
ork. Kolorit “035 DAFINO LUBE-ork.KOLORIT” from Svatba Bofirov Music mp3 disc 2006 (Bofirov Music 2006) —a slow "table song", followed by a song in slow 7/8 "lesno" rhythm, a style popularized from recordings from across the border in FYR MacedoniaBuy it!
Ivo Papazov, Yuri Yunakov, Neshko Neshev, Salif Ali “Kurdzhaliiska Ruchenitsa” from together again (Traditional Crossroads 2005) —this CD was the result of a North American tour by these ground-breaking musicians. The tour did come to St. Louis, but was attended by mostly the Bulgarian community and a few from the folk Dance community.Buy it!
Ivan Milev & ork. "Mladost" “Kopanitsa” from Bulgarian Folk Music (Payner www.payner.bg 1994) —another seminal group. The leader now lives in America on the West Coast, but is not a full time musician.Buy it!
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