Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 2nd 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
Ismet Peja & orch. Radio Prishtina “U Largove pa ba za (you left without saying a word)” from Kängät dhe Vallet e Shqiperice (Request (LP)) —this old LP was an American reissue of a Yugoslav recording from Radio Prishtina in Kosova in former Yugoslavia - about 45 years agoBuy it!
Naim Abazi & SHKA "Bajram Curri" “Oj Kosova Jonë (Naim Abazi & SHKA _Bajram Curri_)” from Margaritaret e Folklorit (RTP 1988) —this is the "radio folk style" that arose about 45-50 years ago, where the traditional instruments of Sharki, Çifteli, and Buzuq were combined into "orchestras" rather than played as solo or duet instruments as was traditionalBuy it!
Marem Aliev “Gajda Preshevari” from Marem Aliev Macedonia Dances (VAW Verlag 1996) —Albanian/Kosovar Roma song. The Roma in Kosova, as elsewhere in the Balkans were often the professional musicians and, as in the next band, played zurna and Tûpan, but graduated to "city instruments in recent times. This musician now lives in SwitzerlanBuy it!
Jordan Nikolić & SHOTA “U Selu Kavga Golema” from Ansambli folkloristik i kosovës (RTB (LP)) —a well-know Serbian song sung elsewhere in greater Serbia, but this version is in 8/8 divided 3+2+3Buy it!
Gonda Manakovska “Krisi Pustika” from Kosovo: Music Of The Albanian Kosovars (FM 1999) —This singer has a Slavic last name, but is singing in Albanian on Albanian language radio. I would appreciate any information anyone has about her.Buy it!
Shahindere Bëriajoli “Gajdexhiju” from Vaj Moj Lule - Këngë dhe Vallet Popullore Shqiptare (Jugoton (LP)) —a very famous song from Albania proper that is here taken up by Kosovar AlbaniansBuy it!
Qamili i Vogël, Ukë Currani dhe Hadi Bajrami, & orkestra Gjakovare "Ymer Riza" “Shkojnë e vijnë menzit si era” from Vaj Moj Lule - Këngë dhe Vallet Popullore Shqiptare (Jugoton (LP)) —similar to the Zajzi trio, but in more traditional styleBuy it!
Vajzat e Shkupit “Q'po shtitet vllau jonë/Mos ke zbritë nga hana/Dikush e ka sha Luliejen” from Kengë nusnije me def (Lyra www.lyra.com 2011) —this recording for all its electronics, is aiming for an older style. The title of the CD means "wedding songs with frame drum", referring to the traditional way for women to accompany themselves while singing - something done as far west as Galicia in nBuy it!
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