Balkan Arts 709: Folk Dances of Macedonia, Greece

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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 709: Folk Dances of Macedonia, Greece” was curated by Ethel Raim and Martin Koenig, two esteemed ethnographers who also produced recordings for Nonesuch’s celebrated Explorer Series, and who 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 May 28, 2013

© Evergreene Music, 2013 - evergreenemusic.com
Recorded in New York City by Ethel Raim and Martin Koenig
Cover photo by Martin Koenig - balkanechoes.com
From the archives of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance - ctmd.org

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Evergreene Music is a unique 21st-century music company with a dynamic roster of established and emerging artists, and music that is distributed and sold in 110 countries. Transcending the conventional definitions of a “world music” label, Evergreene unites and blends the past with the future, the foreign with the familiar, and the traditional with the modern. ... more

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