Balkan party music in Seattle

Song for Baba Nedelya

Posted on Sep 7, 2018

Here is a pravo horo dance song from Thrace, Bulgaria, recorded in 1991 by singer Maria Karafizieva, accompanied by her husband, Ivo Papazov, and his legendary Bulgarian Rom wedding band. This simple transcription shows only the basic instrumental and vocal melodies – listen to the recording for its vocal and instrumental ornamentation, rhythmic inventiveness and mind-boggling clarinet solo.

 

Baba Nedelya

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Baba Nedelya lyrics

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(The video graphics are a mystery.)

 

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