Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dancing Through the Alphabet Letter F

Friday. The golden child of the weekdays.  The superhero of the workweek.  The welcome wagon to the weekend.  The famous F word we thank God for every week.
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Fridays are usually dance nights for me, and I am always thankful for them at the end of a hard week.  I bet you thought I was going to mention the other F-Word, which you can find on Wikipedia. They have written extensively about it,.  You can satisfy your curiosity about its etymology, and how it can be used as a noun, adjective or adverb. The F-Word is an extremely versatile as well as colorful part of speech.

This week's dance begins with the letter F, although it hardly can be called the F-Word. It's Fatise Kolo , a dance from from the town of  Vranje in Serbia.  It is one of those odd rhythm things; the time signature is 9/8 (quick-slow-quick-quick). You can find the lyrics and translation here

I don't know who sings this piece, but it's beautifully done and reminds me of classical music. It's amazing how many musicians have used this song on YouTube. It is a Serbian classic.

This week's added bonus is for one of my readers who likes videos of scantily clad women.  It's a different Fatise Kolo, from Niš, a spa town in Serbia.  In spa towns there are swimming pools, and that is the place where you find the bikini girls.

The music isn't bad, either. It is in 7/8 lesnoto rhythm, and very danceable.

If you enjoyed this you may also like:

The "Flavors" of Serbian Kolo

Classical Composers Ispired by Balkan Folk Music

Dancing in Sevens: Part One and Part Two

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  1. Fascinating For Fatise Kolo, Fandango, and other F's Fans
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    First thought was “you’re already six letters into this which is great of course. Forgetting me second thought because while I forgo cursing there is a time and a place and the other f-word just makes the most sense to me. Friday for the most part is a good day but now onto this dance the Fatise Kolo and if it helps I’ve never been much of a dancer.

    As always kind of weird but nice and the music doesn’t have me wanting to confess any nuclear secrets or say where the microfilm is or anything else government types might ask about.

    To be fair I’m sure your “readers” like books of scantily clad woman, stories with scantily clad woman and music about scantily clad woman as well.

    Anyway quite a fascinating flavor of dance

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Marquis, and glad you enjoyed. There will be more scantily clad women in future posts, stay tuned :)