Mediterranean and Balkan musical contest

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Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,634
Athens, Greece
The original idea was to have an informal musical "competition" with my friend Efendi, with Sturm as a judge and a dinner table full of delicacies as the prize.
I post a song, Sturm rates it anyway he sees fit, then Efendi responds and so on.

But I think it would be better if we extended the hospitality to anyone who would like to participate, either as a contestant or a judge, or both. That way we could have a really large dinner table. ;)

The only prerequisite would be that the songs posted belong to the musical idiom of the mediterranean (Eastern preferably) and the Balkans.

So, let the fun begin! :D
 
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Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,634
Athens, Greece
Let me "draw first blood" by posting a traditional song from the islands.
It speaks, of course, about the sea and its dangers.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9crT6RJ8gM&feature=related"]YouTube - Μαρίζα Κωχ - Στο 'πα και στο ξαναλέω[/ame]
 
Oct 2009
6
Chicago, IL
What a great idea! I love Mediterranean music - it always makes you want to dance (or at the very least, tap your foot to the rhythm).

I enjoyed the song you posted, especially since it's about an epic Mediterranean theme (though I don't understand Greek) - 10/10.

My submission is a Tunisian song that all of my Arab (and Greek) friends listen to. It's a (surprisingly-lively) song of mourning for a dead father or mentor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCewmGsR55k
 

sturm

Ad Honorem
Jul 2009
8,893
Bulgaria
I have some questions before we proceed.
I will rate the song but how much is highest score i mean is it from 0 to 6 or from 0 to 10 ?
I also think by the way there should be more then one judge :)
And when we vote we will collect the score at the end and see whos song is rated the most.

P.S I heard that song, a fantastic one indeed.
 

Efendi

Ad Honoris
Jul 2009
12,418
Anatolia
This song is sing by Orhan Osman too Turkish version:
Seni Fırtına Alırsa.(If sturm takes you away)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk1KfDfeKtM&feature=PlayList&p=C0650216012BDA31&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2"]YouTube - orhan osman seni alırsa fırtına[/ame]

Fırtına in Turkish means storm. Probably loanword from Greek.


Try this i hope you ll like it. It belongs to my city Izmir/Symira “Efem Efem”

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noywgNBR79E"]YouTube - modern folk üçlüsü efem mevzuhal[/ame]

Efe means gentlemen and brave.
 

Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,634
Athens, Greece
I have some questions before we proceed.
I will rate the song but how much is highest score i mean is it from 0 to 6 or from 0 to 10 ?
I also think by the way there should be more then one judge :)
And when we vote we will collect the score at the end and see whos song is rated the most.

P.S I heard that song, a fantastic one indeed.
Listen, it's just for fun ;). All I want is to exchange music. Anyone who wishes to comment is welcome.
And I would like you to post some music also, if you desire to do so.
However, if you guys decide to have certain rules, it's OK by me. :)
 

Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,634
Athens, Greece
What a great idea! I love Mediterranean music - it always makes you want to dance (or at the very least, tap your foot to the rhythm).

I enjoyed the song you posted, especially since it's about an epic Mediterranean theme (though I don't understand Greek) - 10/10.

My submission is a Tunisian song that all of my Arab (and Greek) friends listen to. It's a (surprisingly-lively) song of mourning for a dead father or mentor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCewmGsR55k
Although I am not familiar with Arabian music, I liked the song you posted.
It's very rhythmic and seems very joyful.
Are you certain it's about mourning?
 

sturm

Ad Honorem
Jul 2009
8,893
Bulgaria
Here is a traditional dance and a music:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6OAaUaU_EQ&translated=1"]YouTube - Ансамбъл "Българе" (част 1)[/ame]

Thats also a tradition to become brother with your comrades.
Now tell me arent bulgarians pagan :D

But here is the typical horo dance, played everywhere in Bulgaria, on every celebration, thare are many variants depends on the region - [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrKmaJgt83E&feature=related"]YouTube - Ансамбъл "Българе" (част 2)[/ame]
Its a hard dance but there is an interesting story. When the ottomans were ruling Bulgaria, the ottomans have captured one rebel, bulgarian rebel fighting agaisnt the ottomans, and before the execute him, the Pasha offered him to make his last wish. And he said "I want to dance horo!", the Pasha ordered music to be brought, and the rebel danced Horo 3 days without stopping! The ottomans and Pasha himself were so surprised so astonished, that they let him free.
 
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