Balkan party music in Seattle

Serbian racenica

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

Krivo Drom, a band from New Orleans, plays a melody in the Bulgarian meter called racenica (7/8, 2+2+3) that members of the band learned from unnamed Serbian Rom musicians. A pretty little three-phrase melody that can cycle endlessly. We transposed the original up a fifth – play it in any key you like.

(This happens to be the 50th chart I’ve uploaded to this site.)

 

Serbian racenica

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Video won’t embed, so just a link, sorry: youtube.com/watch?v=DxcZOTHBtJE

 

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