Balkan party music in Seattle

Posts made in May, 2018

Ako umram il’ zaginam

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in 7/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

A Macedonian lesnoto dance song beloved by emigres, often heard later in the evening. We play one of several versions of the instrumental break.

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Dada sali

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in 2/4, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

From the liner notes to this recording by Ferus Mustafov, the superb Macedonian Rom sax and clarinet player: “This is based on an Albanian tune that any traveller in western Macedonia or Albania is guaranteed to hear once a day at least, although rarely in such a jazzy form as this.”

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Snijeg pade

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in 7/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

A lovely 7/8 song from Bosnia in the traditional style called sevdalinka. American folk dancers can do a lesnoto to this.

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Liljano mome Liljano

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in 7/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

A dance song in 7/8 well known in Bulgaria and Macedonia, about a girl who’s sick in bed but makes a miraculous recovery when her boyfriend shows up at the door. Take it up a step to B minor if you prefer.

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