Balkan party music in Seattle


Corroro (Phirav mange korkoro)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in 4/4, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

Accordionist Dusko Petrovic wrote this song in the late 1960s, recorded it in one take and had an instant hit. We play two versions: a slow version with a maqsum beat, to accompany the dance called jeni jol, and a fast version as a cocek.

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Ne klepeci nanulama

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in 4/4, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

A sad but lovely Bosnian song written by Husain Kurtagic. Nedzad Salkovic’s recording made it a hit in the early 1980s. The singer asks his wife not to come down the steps to the balcony in her wooden clogs, because the sound reminds him of the way his dead mother used to come down the steps. This is for listening, not dancing.

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