Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 16th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Donka Koleva & Kabile “Dena Is Patia Varveshe” from Traditional Music From Thrace (Self Produced 2011) —this group will be in St. Louis Saturday, 23 September, 7:30pm, University United Methodist church in U. City. Call (314)726-5838 for detailsBuy it!
Pirinski Grivatsi “Kalino, Kalinche” from Pirinski Grivatsi, I chast (ввд-Руйчев www.vvd-r.com) —This starts a group of songs and dances form Pirin district, Bulgaria - so-called Bulgarian MacedoniaBuy it!
Образцово Читалище "Г. Тодоров" ор гр. Белица “Разболело се мамино Ленче” from Пушка пукна на Илинден (ввд-Руйчев www.vvd-r.com) —this group is from Belitsa in the northern part of Pirin mountainBuy it!
Slavyany (with Angel Nazlâmov) “Kumova Rachenitsa” from 15 Years Together ((self produced0 www.ilgi.lv 2001) —This style of "wedding music" is still popular now, and bands are booked for months in advanceBuy it!
Ivan Boichev and Izvor orchestra “Тополовска на трапеза и рученица” from Ivan Boichev and Izvor orchestra (Balkanton (cassette) 1981) —a "table song" played as an instrumental, followed by a slow, southern Thracian-style Rûchenitsa. Compared with other instruments, the Tsigulka (violin) was much less recorded during the socialist period.Buy it!
Boris Karlov “Sofijsko Šopsko Horo” from Boris Karlov: Legend Of The Bulgarian Accordion (BMA Productions 2003) —The pioneer of the Bulgarian national style of accordion playing. Very popular in his day, he even travelled to neighboring Serbia to play in sold-out halls. It was there he met his end from blood poisoning following a minor scratch.Buy it!
Folk Artists “Kamenopolsko (FK2)” from Anthology of Folklore Music vol. 2 Bulgaria and Macedonia (Syncoop-Folkraft 1998) —this is a CD re-issue of a famous series of LPs recorded in the very early 1960s. The musicians were anonymous. This piece comes from the northern region of Bulgaria adjacent to the Danube river, as does the next selection, which is played by the town bBuy it!
Jordan Iliev, Dimitar Bojadziev, Enei Vitanov, & Ianko Asenov “Shira” from Made in Bulgaria - 95% Dance Music ((Petûr Iliev, prod.) 1999) —these musicians are playing a "real" Shira here, but are joking around by throwing in a number of Romanian clichésBuy it!
Konushenski Folk Orchestra “Ilianova rachenica” from Konushenski Folk Orchestra Autographs (Sunrise Marinov www.sunrisebg.com 2006) —a slower Rûchenitsa than the one 2 cuts ago, but a lot easier to dance to... By one of the oldest of the new-style bands, dating back to the LP era.Buy it!