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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Od Mohačo do Mohača





Mohács (Croatian: Mohač,  Serbian: Мохач,  German: Mohatsch) is a town in South Hungary in county Baranya upon the Danube river. 

The majority of town is Hungarian and there are living, Croatian (mainly Sokac), Serbian, Roma and German minority. They are living along each other  for hundreds of years ago.

Mohács is famous about the battle in 1526 when the Hungarian and their allied armies fought against the Ottoman Turkish empire.  The Hungarians have been defeated.  After this battle the Ottomans occupied the third part of the ancient Hungarian Kingdom for 150 years.
Mohács has a famous cultural heritage called „Busójárás”. 


The Busó festivities  are a six-day carnival to mark the end of winter, named for the busós, frightening-looking costumed people (traditionally men) wearing wooden masks and big woolly cloaks. The festival is multifaceted, including a children’s costume contest, a display of the art of mask carvers and other craftspeople, the arrival of more than 500 busós in rowboats on the Danube for a march through the city alongside horse-drawn or motorized fantasy vehicles, the burning of a coffin symbolizing winter on a bonfire in the central square, and feasts and music throughout the city. The tradition originated with the Croatian minority in Mohács, but today the busó is a general emblem of the city and a commemoration of the great events of its history. More than a social event, the carnival is an expression of belonging to a city, a social group and a nation. It plays an important social role by offering a chance for self-expression in a communal setting. The arts underlying the festivities are preserved by self-organized groups of busós of all cultural backgrounds, many of whom pass on the techniques of mask carving and ritual celebration to younger generations.

István Bárácz (Croatian: Stipan Barac)
1926 - 2000

As a famous musician in Mohács, Hungary (Croatian: Stipan Barac)  was a prominent person in the southern Slavic folklore and musical culture in Mohács as well as in southern Hungary.



Tracklist:



Saturday, 12 January 2019

Šokci in Bačka


Šokci (Croatian: Šokci, Hungarian: Sokacok, Serbian: Шокци) are an ethnographic group of South Slavs mainly identified as Croats. They are not considered a separate ethnicity in Croatia and elsewhere. They live in various settlements along the Danube and Sava rivers in the historic regions of Slavonia, Baranya, Syrmia and western Bačka. These regions today span eastern Croatia, southeastern Hungary, and northern Serbia. Šokci are considered natives in Slavonia and Syrmia in Croatia. The Šokci are Roman Catholic by faith and follow the Latin Rite.
Now in this event we focus on the sokac people living in Bačka region. They live in the settlements of Bački Monoštor, Sonta, Sombor, Bački Breg in Bačka, Serbia, and Hercegszántó in Hungary.

Bački Breg

 Bački Monoštor


(Hercegszántó)

(Hercegszántó)

(Sonta)


Tracklist:

1.Kolo
2.Doktore
3.Kukunješće
4.Todore
5.Logovac
6.Kišbaba
7.Kolo i sitne bole
8.Pravoga
9.Milica je večerala
10.Vesela je Šokadija
11.Jedan dva tri
12.Paleglajz
13.Todore
14.Kolo
15.Bećarac
16.Bećarac i kolo
17.Kraljice
18.Iz kamena voda teče
19.Jedva čekam
20.Sitne bole

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Taraf de Caransebeș

Folk music from Romania 
(mostly) from the southwestern regions
Taraf de Caransebeș 



Tracklist:
1. Suite de danses de la plaine du Banat
2. Suite de danses de Transylvanie
3. Fata banateana ( la fille du Banat )suite de danses du Banat
4. Suite de danses du Valachie
5. Marie poale ciurate" ( le jupon en dentelle de marie) Suite des montagnes du Banat
6. Parada instrumentelor ( parade des instruments)
7. Sorocul" de la Timisoara
8. "Stii Tu Mîndro Ce-Mi Ziceai" (Sais-Tu La Belle, Ce Que Tu Me Disais) Banat

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Friday, 4 January 2019

"Bošnjaci"


                                                                         
Bosniaks (Croatian: “Bošnjaci”, singular “Bošnjak” ; Hungarian: “Bosnyákok” ) in Hungarian literature also “Baranyai bosnyákok”) are a Croat population, living in various settlements in the historic region  in county Baranja (Baranya) in its Hungarian part. “Bošnjak” Croats should not be confused with Bosnian Muslims that mostly live in Bosnia and Herzegovina also called “Bosniaks”.
They live in Baranya, in the city of Pécs, also in the villages Kökény, Szemely,Pécsudvard, Szalánta (they came there in the 18th century; today they make 32% of the village population), Pécsudvard,  Németi, Pogány, et cetera. Until recently, Bosniak Catholics were the significant community in Áta and Szőkéd, but those Croats have significantly hungarized.
Bosniaks are remarkable of their highly ornamented folk costumes. You can arrive a very abundant selection of their fine traditions, songs, music and dances when you visit the website of  folklore ensemble  KUD Tanac. Highly recommended! http://www.tanac.hu/j365/index.php/en/

Hereby can you listen to "Bosniak" folk music from county Baranya


Tracklist:
1. Kolo
2. Dunje ranke
3. Tanac 
4. Tanac II.
5. Ranče
6. Todore
7. Drmavica
8. Marice kolo
9. Na dvi strane 
10. Na dvi strane II.
11. Tandrčak
12. Jabuke
13. Romanska
14. Kukunješće
15. Rotkve
16. Trojanac
17. Srpsko kolo
18. Pačići
19. Na dvi strane III.
20. Sitne bole
21. Tandrčak II.
22. Udvarsko kolo
23. Čačcak
24. Drmavica II.
25. Divojačko kolo
26. Marice kolo II.
27. Mohačansko kolo

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Unblocked - Music Of Eastern Europe Part III.

The Balkans




Tracklist:
1. Bog Daj, Bog Daj - Katice (SLO)
2. Three Kolos From Slavonija - Jerry Grevich (HR)
3. Svirka Za Spas - Darko Macura (SRB)
4. Titrala Se Devojcica/Kol'ko Ima, Jano/Nabrala Je Devojka - Ljubomir Zivkov (SRB)
5. Hani Rumba - Orkestar Bobana Marcovica (SRB)
6. Ivanovo Kolo - Mica Petrovic's Brass Band (SRB)
7. Ja Sam Cura Mostarka - Sadija Sadikovic, Mujo Muhhi, Himzo Tulic (BIH)
8. There Where The Avalanche Stops - Ibrahim Muca, Islam Mustafa (ALB)
9. Ku T'ka Ala Moj Kumrie - Marita Halili (ALB)
10. Legende De La Femme Enmuree - Legende De La Femme Enmuree (ALB)
11. Ovcepolska Oro - Ensemble Pece Atanasovski (MK)
12. Dve Devoijki - DD Synthesis (MK)
13. Karmensko - Esemble From Yambol (BG)
14. Radomirska Kopanitsa - Yuri Yunakov Ensemble (BG)
15. Aj Stani Snaho Angelino - The Bisserov Sisters (BG)
16. Mechmetio - Bulgarian Voices Angelite (BG)

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Unblocked - Music Of Eastern Europe Part II.

From the Danube through the Carpathians



Tracklist:
1. Godci Godjo - Tolovaj Mataj (SLO)
2. Chodska Kolecka - Antonin Konrady, Vaclav Svik, Zdenek Blaha, Misa Cernym, Bohumil Kraus (CZ)
3. Haj, Haj, Haj, Haj Zelene Oresi - Martin Hrbac (CZ)
4. Co Ty Zeny - CeskoMoravska Hudebni Spolecnost (CZ)
5. Rozohra- Hej, Bodaj Skazu Vzali- Hej, Hrmelo, Prsalo - Pavel Bielcik (SK)
6. Veru Sme My Chlapci - Terchovska Muzika Rozsutec (SK)
7. Szól a fülemóle; Natarki, Natarki - Miskolc Romafolk (HU)
8. Majd megválik - Zengő Group (HU)
9. I'll Walk Under The Starry Sky - Márta Sebestyén, Ökrös Ensemble (HU)
10. Palóc dudanóták - Újstílus (HU)
11. Gypsy Lament - Szászcsávás Band (HU-Gypsy)
12. Fecioreasca lui Petruta - Dumitru Farcas (RO)
13. Hora - Tony Lordache (RO)
14. Zvoanele - Efta Botaca (RO)
15. Hora ca la ursari - Ursari Of Clejani (RO-Gypsy)
16.Mudarenas tut le Rrom - Rromane Gitare (RO - Gypsy)