KDHX is member supported community media, broadcasting at 88.1 FM in St. Louis, and offering a full spectrum of music and cultural programming.
Jul 24, 2022 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
With John Uhlemann
John Uhlemann brings you 2 hours of strangely beautiful folk and traditional music from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, with occasional forays into the Middle East and Western Europe.
Bulgarian Wedding Music
Ivan Varimezov & Balkan Folk Gergebunarsko Horo
Bulgarian Folk Gems MK 1999
This show will be an overview of "Wedding Music" in Bulgaria and its greatests exponent, Ivo Papazov. We start with an example of what the government at the time called "pure Bulgarian folk music" - bagpipe and drum. This is what was allowed at folk festivals in the 1960s through 1990. Because the internet is down in this area, the show may not be archived. For questions about any of the pieces, i can be reached at email@example.com
Petko Radev - Clarinet & Petko Dachev - Accordion Pazardjishka Rachenitsa
Bulgarian Folk Songs And Dances Gega New 2000
Pûrvomaiskata grupa Dobrolûshko Horo
Народни Хора и Ръченици (ВНА 134) Balkanton (LP) 1962
Konushenska Folk Group, Nikola Iliev, cond. & Clarinet Dalgopol Râtchenitsa
Songs, Horos, and Ratchenitsas (BHA 10582) Balkanton (LP) 1980
Ivo Papazov ork. Kosta Kolev Ивайловско Хоро
Иво Папазов - кларинет Balkanton (LP) 1989
The recording date given is 1982, with the cassette coming out in 1985. The resistance to having a Roma player officially represented on he national Bulgarian recording label, was that great. He was paid only a small amount, was not allowed to use his own band, and the arranger was paid 3 times as much. Papazov was also not allowed to play in his preferred style.
Иван Милев с оркесър "Младост" Чирпанлийско Хоро
Иван Милев с оркесър "Младост" Payner (cassette) 1994
Kozarevska Group Kozarevska Group Yambol
Stambolovo '88 Balkanton 1988
Ivo Papasov & His Orchestra Marika Duma Pro Duma
Orpheus Ascending Hannibal 1989
Ivo Papazov and "Trakiya" Hristianova Kopanitsa
Balkanology Rycodisc 1991
Ivo Papazov and "Trakiya" Mladeshki Dance
Balkanology Rycodisc 1991
Yuri Yunakov Ensemble (incl. Lauren Brody-synthesizer, Seido Salifoski-drums, Nesho Neshev-accordion, Catherine Foster-clarinet) Trakiisko Horo
Balada - Bulgarian Wedding Music Traditional Crossroads 1998
Ivo Papazov, Yuri Yunakov, Neshko Neshev, Salif Ali Kurdzhaliiska Ruchenitsa
together again Traditional Crossroads 2005
Orkestûr "Trûstenik" Kyuchek "Kasandra"
Gol Kyuchek 1 Payner 1996
"kycheks" had taken over Bulgarian music, even by the late '60s, but were not "legal" to play in public until after 1991. The explosion of popular cassettes after that era fueled popularity of the style. Cover art usually featured scantily clad women (the title of this cassette, Gol Kychek literally means "Nude kychek" and had cover "art" to match).
Azis Podludyavash me (you're driving me crazy)
Diva Sunny Music 2006
an example of what followed the kychek craze - chalga. Azis was a cross-dressing male singer who sported a Mae West-style red velvet dress and a bleached blond goatee on stage. Still, he was an important singer in the early 2000s
Orkestâr "Orfeï" -Georgi Yanev & Pepa Yaneva Rûchentisa
Orkestâr "Orfeï" -Georgi Yanev & Pepa Yaneva Bofirov music
ork. Slavei Izlyazla e Malka Moma - Marin si grada gradeshe - Stanku le mûri hubava - horo
Hora i Rûchenitsi ot Trakiya BM 2004