Balkan party music in Seattle

I bavlal purdela

Posted on Jul 17, 2018

This song by the late legendary Serbian Rom singer Saban Bajramovic asks, “I waited for you to come to me, girl, why didn’t you?” We’ve seen many versions of the Romani lyrics and trust these. We play the song in maqsum rhythm for the dance jeni jol.

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His original 1970s recording is on YouTube here, though it won’t embed on this page for some reason.

 

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