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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