Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Bring on the Border Crossers, Part Two

We are all human beings, and our nationality is simply an accident of birth.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

There are dances that have elements in common, even though they are from different countries.  Alunelul from (Romania) is a very popular children's dance.. Here the grown-ups have taken over. Video #1 includes instruction and a translation of the lyrics.  This version is instrumental; for the vocal check out Video #2.

Vocal version with sing-along lyrics:

Video #3 is Podaraki, a dance from Greece with similar steps.  The music sounds more like something from Bulgarian Dobrudja than Greece.  Must be the accordion and the stamping.

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Variations on the Romanian Folk Dance Alunelul
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