Balkan Music Ensemble

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Communist influence

1944 Communists took over Bulgaria, and decided to make Bulgarian Folk music their national identity. They "classicized" it.

Svettanka

leader of musical group

Tamvura

guitar type instrument Svettanka played, double stringed.

Bulgarian Language

Cyrillic ( 33 letters )

How did they sing the songs?

They sang the melody in unison without harmony.

where did these songs come from?

"frogs"

How are these songs passed down?

orally

why were these songs created/what were they about

songs are descriptive 3rd person narratives

Yip

noise present in slavic cultures

kaval

flute

Gaida

german for of from goat, it is a bagpipe.

how instruments were learned

boy was given instrument and told to play in the pasture, he was not allowed to come back until he could do something with it musically.

Bulgaria

size of tennessee, 8 million people, 7 distinct music styles

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