Balkan Arts 702: Folk Dances of East Serbia

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The Balkan Arts Series is a 13-part series featuring some of the most exciting field recordings of traditional folk music yet to emerge from Bulgaria, East Serbia, Greek Macedonia and Thrace, and Romania. Recorded in the 1960′s and 70′s and never before available to the general public, these remarkable recordings document and celebrate a culture and a way of village life that has since been lost forever—transformed by the social and economic pressures of industrial technology, Soviet influence, and Western globalization.

“Balkan Arts 702: Folk Dances of East Serbia” was curated and recorded by Martin Koenig, an esteemed ethnographer who also produced three recordings for Nonesuch’s celebrated Explorer Series, and who (in collaboration with Ethel Raim) recorded “Izlel e Delyu Haidutun,” the now-famous Bulgarian recording featured on the Voyager Spacecraft’s golden record.

Available as state-of-the-art restored digital EPs or as collectible “new-old stock” 7-inch records, the Balkan Arts Series features powerful and authentic performances by local master musicians. All EPs purchased on Bandcamp include breathtaking photographs, detailed audio commentary and liner notes, as well as a beautiful digital booklet.

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released February 26, 2013

© Evergreene Music, 2013 - www.evergreenemusic.com
From the archives of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance - www.ctmd.org
Recorded and curated by Martin Koenig www.balkanechoes.com

Side A:
1. Stara Vlaina - Recorded in Popovica, East Serbia by Martin Koenig, 1969
2. Cekic - Recorded in Popovica, East Serbia by Martin Koenig, 1969

Musicians: Branislav Ikonic, Radivoje Nikolic, accordions

Side B:
1. Negotinka - Recorded in Jasenica, East Serbia by Martin Koenig,
2. Cacak - Recorded in Jasenica, East Serbia by Martin Koenig. 1969
3. Todorka - Recorded in Jasenica, East Serbia by Martin Koenig, 1969

Musician: Zhivoin Dancic, frula

Cover Photo: © Martin Koenig, 1969
L to R: Branislav Ikonic, Radivoje Nikolic, accordions.

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