Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 16th 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
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.
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.
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 b
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 clichés
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