In All Languages playlist for 05/25/2014

DJs: 
Myriam Amri
Artist Title Album Label Link
Achim Nica La livezile lui Ion (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Dumitru Farcas Sambra oilor din Maramures (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Ion Petre Stoican Hora (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Vasile Pandelescu Breaza de la Hulubest (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Toni Iordache Geamparalele Lui Haidim (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Psatrantonis, Ensemble Mikro Kopeliddaki Mou (Greece) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Sviraj Ti Si Moja Sreca :: You Are My Good Fortune Ciganine Omnium Recordings
Sviraj Aj Dolco Vreme :: The Time Has Come Ciganine Omnium Recordings
Sviraj Makedonsko Devojce :: Macedonian Girl Ciganine Omnium Recordings
Sviraj Gypsy Kolo Ciganine Omnium Recordings
Sviraj Golden Earrings Ciganine Omnium Recordings
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Kazi Zasto Me Ostavi (Tell Me Why You Left Me) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Ovaj Mirisni Cvetak (This Little Scented Flower) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Verka Kaludjerka (Verka's Done For) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Mala Garava (Dark-Skin Lass) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Tesko Je Umreti (It's a Hard Thing to Die) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Andro Verka (Andro Verka) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Placem Vec Tri Dana (Three Days Now I Have Been Weeping) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Mustafa (Mustafa) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Rupuni (Rupuni) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Ispod Palme (Beneath the Palm Tree) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Karanfile, Cvijece Moje (Carnation Flower) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljiljana Buttler Jos Ne Svice Rujna Zora (Day Has Not Yet Dawned All Ruddy) The Legends of Life Snail Records
Various Aide Mor' Milia Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Güvercin Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Da Li Znaeš, Pomniš Li Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Krivo Horo Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Dağlar, Dağlar Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Potamia Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Derde Derman Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Various Razlozko Kalajdzijsko Horo Calgija - Music From The Balkans & Anatolia Pan Records - Ethnic Series
Luca Novac A oilor (Romania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Olivera Katarina I Orkestar "Romalen" Usti, usti babo (Serbia) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Rakija Ensemble Oh Ljubav, ljubav (Serbia) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Blehorkestar Bakija Bakic Preserka (Serbia) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Tirana Folk Ensemble Vito pellumbesha (Albania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Rromano Dives Besena rovena (Albania) Balkan Blues Network Germany
Emir Kusturica Djinji Dinji Bubamara
Goran Bregovic Marushka

A journey into Balkan blues, a specific genre of folkoric and popular music from Southerneast Europe which takes its roots from Ottoman and Gypsy music and finds its inspirations in the tumultuous history of the Balkans. Balkan blues is at the same time a "unifying" music for this region but a type of music that takes its power from the multitude of ethnic groups in those countries. The songs are often very rythmic, sang by a masculine voice and depict joyous moments such as weddings but can also carry a form of poetic melancholia and loneliness. 

  • We first explored the popular songs of Balkan blues and then looked at more specific movements:  Sviraj, a central Balkan/American group influenced by Croatian, Serbian and gypsy sounds. Mostar Sevdah Reunion a bosnian band performing tradional Sevdalinkas, medieval songs of passion and fervor. Calgija a particular Macedonian folk modernized through the inclusion of Turkish music. Finally, gypy influences on Balkan sounds through Serbian and Albanian songs.