Programs
Balkan (Spring 2021)

BAL·KAN:
Honey and Blood
Cycles of Life

Dialogue of the music of the peoples of the Balkans and the Gypsy and Sephardic Diasporas


CREATION
Birth, Hopes & Desires
Moma e moma rodila Lullaby from the Rhodope Mountains (Bulgaria)
Zajdi, Zajdi (Serbia) Aleksandar Sarijevski (Serbia) (instr.)
Emina Song from Bosnia / Lyrics by d'Aleksa Šantić
Dillirga / Tillirkotissa Song & dance of young people from Cyprus (Greek & Turkish)

SPRING
Infancy, Dreams & Celebration
De man daje mol te piau Gypsy song (Romania)
Mehmeda majka budila Lullaby from Bosnia
Sanie cu zurgălăi (Gypsy improvisation with Hungarian cimbalom) Richard Stein (instr.)
Koniali Weding song & dance from Greece and Turkey (vocal & instr.)

SUMMER
Love, Encounters & Marriage
Godini ludi mladi Lyrical song from Bulgaria
Hisar Buselik Şarkı Tanburi Mustafa Çavuş (1700 ?-1770)
Vrcavo Kolo Traditional from Central Serbia (instr.)
Dui, dui, denomori deshudui Gypsy song (Romania)

(45 minutes)

 

--Intermission--

 

AUTUMN
Memory, Maturity & Journey
To yiasemi Love song from Cyprus
Sborenka Dance from Dobrudzha, Northwest Bulgaria (instr.)
Zapjevala sojka ptica Song from Bosnia
Sarhoş - Ime Tze Song from Cyprus (Greek & Turkish)

WINTER
Spirituality, Sacrifice, Exile & Death
Zaplakala e vdovitsa Middle Western Bulgarian song
Pastirska Elegija & Urban dance Serbian tradition (instr.)
Raslo mi je badem drvo Song from Serbia
Exile lament (duduk) Armenian tradition (instr.)

(RE)CONCILIATION
Apo xeno meros (Christian) - Üsküdar (Turkish) - Ruse kose (Serbian & Bosnian)
Durme (Sephardic) (instr.) - Ghazali (Gypsy) (instr.)
(All together)

(45 minutes)

 

PERFOMERS
Gürsoy Dinçer, Voice (Turkey)
Tcha Limberger, Voice & Violin (Hungary / Romania)
Amira Medunjanin, Voice (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Stoimenka Outchikova-Nedialkova, Voice (Bulgaria)
Katerina Papadopoulou, Voice (Greece)
Zacharias Spyridakis, Voice & Cretan lyra (Greece)

HESPÈRION XXI* & GUEST MUSICIANS
ARMENIA
Haïg Sarikouyoumdjian, Duduk & Ney

TURKEY
Hakan Güngör, Kanun
Yurdal Tokcan, Oud

GREECE
Dimitri Psonis, Santur & Guitarra morisca*

BULGARIA
Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Kaval*
Peyo Peev, Gudulka

HUNGARY
Gyula Csík, Hungarian cimbalom
János Dani, Bracs

ROMANIA
Vilmos Csikós, Contrabass

SERBIA
Bora Dugić, Frula
Slobodan Prodanović, Accordion
Bojana Golubović, Violin
Slobodan Marković, Organ
Milan Pavković, Contrabass

SPAIN
David Mayoral, Percussion*

Jordi Savall
Vielle & Direction

Original idea of the program ”Cycles of Life”: Montserrat Figueras
Conception of the musical program “Honey & Blood”: Jordi Savall
Selection of music: Bora Dugić, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Dimitri Psonis, Gyula Csík, Amira Medunjanin, Tcha Limberger & Jordi Savall

 

***Please contact Artist Management for program approval by Artist.

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Posted: Jun-20-2019
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