Balkan party music in Seattle

Gjura beli belo platno

Posted on Apr 20, 2018

A song in the 5/8 dance rhythm called pajdusko in Bulgaria, also known in Macedonia and Greece. Some say it resembles the beat of a human heart.

The first chart shows the basic song.

Gjura beli belo platno

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The next chart shows an arrangement that extends the dance with an instrumental section before the last verse. The section is excerpted from a printed arrangement of Pajdushko Oro by Stevo Teodosijevski, the great Macedonian accordionist and husband of the world-renowned Rom singer Esma Redzhepova. I have not found a recording of it on YouTube.

Gjura beli belo platno 2

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(The Sestri Kušlevi are one of my guilty pleasures.)

 

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