How quickly the new and strange becomes old and familiar.
Today's post features the ensemble Fluieras from Romania. What is really unusual about this video is that the group performs Bulgarian dances to what sounds, at first, like Romanian music. The tunes are Bulgarian, arranged for a Romanian folk orchestra. It reminds me of translation from one language to another.
The music starts with a caval (same as Bulgarian kaval) but you'll hear the difference when the orchestra plays violins, cimbalom, and accordion.
The costumes and the music are from the Shope region of Bulgaria. The video begins with Shopsko Horo, Daichovo at 2:57, Graovsko at 5:00. At 6:33 is the grand finale.
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