Balkan party music in Seattle

Edru na oder lezase

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

On his deathbed, a man tells his mourning kin that all his worldly wealth is less precious to him than his small children and his beautiful wife, Tudorka. We learned this Bulgarian horo dance song, from Malkoturnovo village in the Strandza region of Thrace, years ago from Jane Sugarman. She wrote the name Edru as jEdru to reflect the local dialect. When playing for dancers, Balkanarama often follows this song with Ferus Mustafov’s Thracian-style Bugarsko K4 Oro.

 

Edru na oder lezase

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Edru na oder lezase lyrics

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(Sad face: This song does not appear to be available on YouTube. It’s on an ancient Bulgarian LP, Balkanton BHA 189.)

 

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