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.
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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