Macedonian music and folklore
Macedonia.org has an excellent collection of links to
performers, sound files and radio stations
Macedonian Underground Music
has information about Macedonian rock and techno bands.
Dusko Koncaliev's fine site,
, has pages on:
The Kochani Orchestra
, a Romani brass band.
and other performers on the recording "Songs of a Macedonian Gypsy".
, a pop-folk trio.
, a band from Australia, plays Macedonian music and has both a
(with sound samples) and book of musical transcriptions available.
Linsey Pollak of Tsrvena Kniga tells how he
the beauty of Macedonian music.
from several Macedonian bands.
Music and folklore links
Sound files for 40 complete songs
, many of them Macedonian, and
lyrics for 21 Macedonian songs
from Pesmarica Jugoslovenske Starogradske Muzike.
Ako umram il zaginam
is one of our favorites.
A wonderful, anonymous archive of written music and MIDI arrangements for
traditional songs from Tetovo
includes several RealAudio recordings.
3-D rotating woman's costume
introduces an illustrated essay on the history of Macedonian costumes. In Macedonian, by folklorist Zhivko Firfov.
A stunning collection of
Macedonian folk embroidery
, courtesy of
From Baba's Hope Chest
, an exhibition at the Museum for Textiles in Toronto, Canada, offers beautiful photographs of Macedonian textiles and costume pieces.
Macedonian folk costumes
has detailed explanations of a women's costume from the Prilep region (shown) and a man's costume from Bitola, plus illustrations from other areas.
folk and pop music
for sale by mail order. The instruments are pricey, but I know of no other online source for
Sun Music Entertainment
offers a number of Macedonian recordings for sale.
lists Macedonian and other Balkan music, much of it Rom, available elsewhere.
Amazon, unfortunately, carries almost no Macedonian music.
, with pronunciation guide and a few common phrases.
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Updated 24 December 2002