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Eastern European folk music?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by Ryu, May 4, 2017.

  1. Ryu

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    Does anybody like it and can anybody recommend me some? Doing research for my gcse music composition.
     
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    Well, I'm greek so I know some...
    Lament from Mani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL4u_YfVNu4
    Polyphonic from Epirus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVqkkqgEtvU
    Cretan song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heWLnEDzkkE
    Dance song from Thrace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yia_OqRAlRs
    Popular island dance song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYbYcJEaKnY
    I don't know what to send, really, because they're many I like. Are you interested in any specific genre?
    Other than greek folk, I like balkan folk in general, and other eastern european as well... but I'm not an expert.
    That's a popular serbian song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTk9cuveGNU Check out Goran Bregovic too, and perhaps Boban Marcovic.
    And hungarian music's beautiful as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQY1TdyWIwk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrrF-qb4zQY
     
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    I spent a semester abroad and my roommate played in some really great folk bands. Check out Orkiestra św Mikołaja and Caci Vorba for modern versions of traditional Polish and Balkan music. You can find both on YouTube.
     
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  4. SkyAbove

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    I'm hungarian, so I recommend you this YouTube channel (it's not updated though, but there are a lot of videos still here): https://www.youtube.com/user/folszallottapavaDuna
    'Fölszállott a páva' is a popular talent show, in which folk musicians and folk dancers compete with each other from around Hungary and from the former parts of Hungary, which are now parts of different countries. There are seasons of this show that are solely dedicated for children and teens and there are seasons for adults too.
    For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbyCu-fkbWg
     
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    There's a folk metal band from Toronto called Protokult. Their members are Russian, Polish, etc and they use a lot of folk instruments in their music. Just off the top of my head include a psaltry, harp, jawharp, and a few other things I forget the names of. They're heavily influenced by Eastern European folk music.

    https://youtu.be/I2hSqUry98U
     
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  6. grass

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    I don't want to sound like an idiot, but does polka count? Is it just a polish-american thing?
     
  7. SkyAbove

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    As far as I know polka is originated from the Czeh Republic, so that's middle-Europe. It might counts because of its influence.
     
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    This is pretty cool. I'm surprised how similar Greek traditional music is to polish traditional musc, especially since they are the breadth of Europe apart.


    This kind of reminds me of Jethro Tull, but more... European, obviously.

    Yeah, I'd say polka counts as European folk.

    Thanks for the recommendations from y'all. Has been very helpful for my endeavors.
     
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