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Music from the Hills

Jan 21, 2024 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Music

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.

Latvia

Music from the Hills
4:01 PM
Laiksne - Ai, jūs puiši
Laiksne Ai, jūs puiši
Sveists 10 Lauska 2023
a show of music from Latvia - folk, traditional, post-folk, and contemporary. This summer solstice song, "Aw, you Guys" features a post-folk group with the national instrument, the kokle
4:07 PM
Iļģi - Rāmi Rāmi Dieviņš Brauca
Iļģi Rāmi Rāmi Dieviņš Brauca
Kalado UPE 2000
This starts a set of winter solstice songs. The group, Iļģi, began as a folk rock group, but, in a reversal of the usual, gradually began concentrating on more traditional material
4:11 PM
Grodi - Vylks Dora Olu (winter soltice song about the wolf and the goat)
Grodi Vylks Dora Olu (winter soltice song about the wolf and the goat)
Kalado UPE 2000
4:13 PM
Skandinieki - Kur Bijāti Ziemassvētki
Skandinieki Kur Bijāti Ziemassvētki
Kalado UPE 2000
4:15 PM
Laiksne - Es Bej Viins Kuplys Liips
Laiksne Es Bej Viins Kuplys Liips
Kalado UPE 2000
4:18 PM
Auļi - Man bij' kaltis kumeliņis
Auļi Man bij' kaltis kumeliņis
Deviņvīru Spēks (the Power of Nine Men) - 20 gadū jubilejas izlase Lauska 2023
This group, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, arranges everything for bagpipes and large drums. They used to perform in skins, stripped to the waist. I notice their most recent publicity photos show them more paunchy, and more covered up...
4:26 PM
Laiksne - Riti, Riti (Droplets of dew)
Laiksne Riti, Riti (Droplets of dew)
Ko Zinu Gaidīt Laiksne 2021
from Laiksne's most recent album, they have mde good use of their kokle players, but, unfortunately added electric bass
4:30 PM
Daba San - Debesu Kalejs
Daba San Debesu Kalejs
Folk And Great Tunes From Latvia - CD I CPL music 2018
4:34 PM
Trejasmens - Divi Dienas Mežā Gāju (I walked in the forest for 2 days)
Trejasmens Divi Dienas Mežā Gāju (I walked in the forest for 2 days)
Mežā Un Ciemā Lauska 2022
4:36 PM
Laimas Muzykanti - Kokle
Laimas Muzykanti Kokle
Turu Buru! Laimas Muzykanti 2023
This is a song about the kokle, and is a good example of "post-folk" a term used in Poland as well as Latvia to refers to a style between folkrock and traditional
4:44 PM
Saucējas - Es Iesēju Kanapīt’
Saucējas Es Iesēju Kanapīt’
Sviests 9 Lauska 2022
this group collects songs directly from older singers in rural areas, and presents them with little or no instruments, and in an ultra-traditional voice and harmony
4:47 PM
Krāce - Līvānu polka (trad. Selonian)
Krāce Līvānu polka (trad. Selonian)
Sveists 10 Lauska 2023
scored for diatonic accordian, bagpipe, mandolin, and drum
4:50 PM
Darja Leleko (Ukrainian bandura), Kārlis Auzāns (cello) - Tumša nakte
Darja Leleko (Ukrainian bandura), Kārlis Auzāns (cello) Tumša nakte
Sveists 10 Lauska 2023
This is a Latvian song, performed here by a Ukrainian singer accompanying herself on the Ukrainian bandura. It was part of a benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees.
4:53 PM
Saucējas - Tumba
Saucējas Tumba
Sveists 10 Lauska 2023
this type of song is common in the northern part of Europe where voices are used for the "instrumental parts" in villages that could not afford instrumentalists
4:55 PM
Iļģi - Jāņu Dancis
Iļģi Jāņu Dancis
Īsākās Nakts Dziesmas Iļģi 2009
a midsummer night song
5:05 PM
Dūdalnieki - Kur tu jāsi sērdienīte (where are you going, sweetie?)
Dūdalnieki Kur tu jāsi sērdienīte (where are you going, sweetie?)
Svešu zemi staigādams Lauska 2016
This family group sings in the old way
5:07 PM
Dziga - Dagdas Dancis
Dziga Dagdas Dancis
Danco Dievis UPE 2000
5:10 PM
Dzītari - Trīs sidraba upes tek (Three Silver Rivers)
Dzītari Trīs sidraba upes tek (Three Silver Rivers)
Latvian Folk Songs For Kokle Balss 2006
5:13 PM
Laimas Muzykanti - Krakovjaks
Laimas Muzykanti Krakovjaks
Danco Dievis UPE 2000
This is the Latvian spelling of "Krakowiak", a well known dance from southern Poland. This tune, though, spread all over eastern Europe into areas well-removed from Poland, and had a specific choreography that many city folks knew.
5:17 PM
S. Banga - Di Bayke
S. Banga Di Bayke
Sviests 9 Lauska 2022
5:24 PM
Māris Muktupāvels & Dzēra alu, spēlēja un dziedāja - Kas Dzer Alu (who drinks beer?)
Māris Muktupāvels & Dzēra alu, spēlēja un dziedāja Kas Dzer Alu (who drinks beer?)
Alus Dziesmas UPE 2001
5:28 PM
Vilki - Pie alus galda sēdēja (he sat at the beer table)
Vilki Pie alus galda sēdēja (he sat at the beer table)
Kroga diesmas Vilki 2004
5:31 PM
Maskačkas Spēlmaņi - Olenderu laiva nāca
Maskačkas Spēlmaņi Olenderu laiva nāca
Zirnīšiem skaisti ziedi MS 2001
5:34 PM
Saucējas - Lineni, Muni Lineni
Saucējas Lineni, Muni Lineni
Trīci, munu ustabeni! Lauska 2016
5:36 PM
Valdis Muktupavels - Kurzemes Zvani
Valdis Muktupavels Kurzemes Zvani
Folk And Great Tunes From Latvia - CD II CPL music 2018
Playing the large "concert" kokle, this is more "national mood music" than traditional, but it is by one of the founders of the Latvian folk revival
5:46 PM
Valdis Muktupavels with Rasa - Pinkulainu Kazu Vedu
Valdis Muktupavels with Rasa Pinkulainu Kazu Vedu
Dūdas Latvijā UPE 2000
5:49 PM
Vilkači - Karā Iešu Es, Māmiņ'
Vilkači Karā Iešu Es, Māmiņ'
Karavīru Audzināj' Lauska 2018
I'm going to war, Mom
5:53 PM
Ethno band OGAS - Ai, bagāti Ziemassvētki (feat. Dace Melbārde)
Ethno band OGAS Ai, bagāti Ziemassvētki (feat. Dace Melbārde)
Laikarati EthnoBand OGAS 2023
an old Christmas song done up in folk-rock style
5:58 PM
Dārdi - Divi Dienas Meža Gaju
Dārdi Divi Dienas Meža Gaju
Native Music 15: Traditional, Folk, World-music, Latvia Latvian Music Information Center 2020