Songs of Eastern Europe

grini

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Wow! Great songs were posted here :)
Here are some Sevdah (or Sevdalinka) songs, very popular genre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was also popular in former Yugoslavia:

Safet Isović - Moj Dilbere (My Dilber)
http://youtu.be/KGC_8-YE5Tk

Himzo Polovina - Čudna jada od Mostara grada (Strange sorrow from Mostar city)
http://youtu.be/uTmzCVFello

About Sevdah from Wikipedia

Sevdalinka (pronounced [seʋdǎliːŋka]) is a traditional genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sevdalinka is popular across the ex-Yugoslavia region, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The actual composers of many sevdalinkas are unknown.
In musical sense, sevdalinka is characterized by a slow or moderate tempo and rich harmony, leaving a melancholic feeling with the listener. Sevdalinka songs are very elaborate, emotionally charged and are traditionally sung with passion and fervor. The combination of Oriental, European and Sephardic elements make this type of music stand out among other types of folk music from the Balkans. The singer will often impose the rhythm and tempo of the song, both of which can vary throughout the song. Traditionally, sevdalinkas are women's songs, most addressing the issue of love and longing, unfulfilled and unfortunate love, some touch on a woman's physical desire for her loved one, and some have comic elements. Currently they are often performed by men as well. Traditionally, they were played without any instruments, hence the elaborate harmony. Modern interpretations are followed by a small orchestra containing accordion (the most prominent), violin, nylon-string guitars and/or other string instruments (occasionally), flute or clarinet (occasionally), upright bass, snare drum. In between the verses, an accordion or violin solo can almost always be heard.
 

grini

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
I have just asked my grandma for more singers...
More popular singers and songs from Balkan.

Vesna Hadžić - Stade se cvijeće rosom kititi
http://youtu.be/5yBmAGX1XQQ

Toma Zdravković - Dotako sam dno života
http://youtu.be/bXDfsa24GXM

Zvonko Bogdan - Ko te ima taj te nema
http://youtu.be/b4DAJHuVECg

Vera Svoboda - Ima dana
http://youtu.be/dtcSPPMhkeE

Ličke pjesme - Što bi selo (Traditional song from Croatian region Lika)
http://youtu.be/0Qn0RwAkkG8

Slavonske Lole - Sve je ona meni
http://youtu.be/F-3AZgWrWig

Vinko Coce and Klapa Tragos - Vilo Moja
http://youtu.be/F0HumjR-guQ

Vinko Coce - Ribari
http://youtu.be/jLf9d4ffPf0

Silvana Armenulić - Noćas mi srce pati
http://youtu.be/bYnohOo2Zus

Nedžad Salković - Ne klepeći nanulama
http://youtu.be/FgnjQWSKrnA

Klapa Cambi - Ne more mi bit (they are very popular today)
http://youtu.be/FzJN6TDkQCg

Tedi Spalato - Lipote gladan, ljubavi žedan
http://youtu.be/Ufgk7gEOqWE
 

Avala

Dagobah Resident
H.E. said:
and here is Serbian band Orthodox Celts performing Rocky Road to Dublin
technically not a song from Eastern Europe but the performer is ;) and it ties well with Perceval's contribution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_e7QbWc5mI
The other way around again, Talitha MacKenzie performing serbian traditionale Ajde Jano (Common Yano).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrfiMtnahsY



And the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXVJW4Kmfug&feature=related





And this is probably thee most interesting Balkan song. Its everyones and no ones. Every "nation" on Balkan claims it is their and all of them have its own version with the same lyrics. But, the latest researches claims it to be of Sephardic origin. When they were banished from Spain many Sephardi jews came to Bosnia, eastern Serbia, Macedonia, and generally all other parts of Ottoman empire.

The title is "Ruse kose curo imas" (Girl, You Have Red Hair) here in eastern serbian dialect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtOyJf5kkVI






And another Gypsy (Roma) legend Esma Redzepova. If you never heard Esma or Saban Bajramovic, you hadn't heard real Gypsy song. I can add if you hadn't been on Gypsy wedding you didn't see anything. I was once, more or less by accident :), but it was out of place and time experience. (and very wild :D people later told me that it could be dangerous)

The song is used for "Borat", but has nothing to do with Kazakhstan :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXs5cotq8RU&feature=related
 

grini

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Macedonian folk music
When was volleyball championship I was with my friends in their cheering tent... oh boy, they know how to entertain themselves :) They are very happy folks :)

Dedo odi na pazar
http://youtu.be/nNz8pb4tk5A

"Mashala"
http://youtu.be/3KgLRTLZqa4

Dimchevo oro
http://youtu.be/qrDquNa3ki8
 

Deckard

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Here is Montenegrin traditional song, probably medieval.
Sounds very cheerful but its supposed to be sad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEcaOF5bSI8&feature=related


Young Neva's Curse ( Black horses )

Under Mount. Lovcen Black horses on the meadow frolicked
And young Neva cursed them:
"May thee never again feast on fine oats,
May thy swift legs break,
May thee never again crying maiden take,
To nuptials with unloved groom,
As you took me to be given, promise to fulfill
When he kisses me I cry
When he lies with me I die, dreaming of another one
My tears will wither
My heart will break to pieces
And without love young I will wilt
 

caballero reyes

The Living Force
"I'LL GO OUT TO THE FIELD WITH THE HORSE IN THE NIGHT"----LYUBE GROUP. A MUSICAL JEWEL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0E3VmS7oSM&feature=related



Version with english subtitles:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=511Lt3Kg0aI&feature=related
 

grini

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
aelyrsenn said:
Maybe you'll like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YAWm-RGc-8

Enjoy ;)
:lol: They were mega popular :)

caballero reyes said:
"I'LL GO OUT TO THE FIELD WITH THE HORSE IN THE NIGHT"----LYUBE GROUP. A MUSICAL JEWEL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0E3VmS7oSM&feature=related



Version with english subtitles:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=511Lt3Kg0aI&feature=related
Maybe you will like this singer, Djordje Balashevich :)

http://youtu.be/MnWdq_2otFE
 

caballero reyes

The Living Force
"MAMY BLUE" ----RICKY SHANE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoRCyx9hlg&feature=related


"O MAÑO" ORIGINAL VERSION IN ROMANIAN (CZECK REPUBLIC)-----VERA BILA. Here with JANKO KURIC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45iFcuB33Qo
 

Avala

Dagobah Resident
If you like sad songs you will love these. Mostly Yugoslav rock ballads from the 1980s. Maybe little bit heavier (more sad) than you are used too. Songs are still well known in all ex-Yugoslav countries.

Performer: Far, song: Sve sto zelim u ovom trenutku (All I Want In This Moment) originally soundtrack from the tv series Sivi Dom (Grey Home) from 1986.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOeMr6HubJI&feature=related


Performer: Ana Sofrenovic (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0812186/) song: Kazi zasto me ostavi (Tell Me, Why Did You Leave), also used in very sad movie of the same name about Serbo-Croatian war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNGBrfzd-9w&feature=related


Performer: Indeksi, great rock band from the 70s, song Zute dunje, which is inspired with Bosnian sevdalinka songs, and which name I don't know how to translate :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGk_RJqWR4E&feature=related


Performer: Poslednja igra leptira (The Last Dance of the Butterfly), song: Jeleni umiru sami (The Deers Are Dying Alone).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODh9RJq-PVE&feature=related
 
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