Balkan party music in Seattle

9/8

Bjala roza

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in 9/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

This popular modern Bulgarian song in 9/8, as sung by┬áSlavka Kalcheva, can be a bit of a tongue-twister for those of us who don’t speak Bulgarian… and when does she breathe?

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Mastika

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in 9/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 0 comments

A great party song in 9/8 whose refrain celebrates the anise-flavored brandy known by many names in the Balkans. It’s a Turkish melody with Serbian lyrics as sung by the great Rom singer Muharem Serbezovski.

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