Various Artists

Serbia Living Tradition AlbumPurchased

"The making of the compilation is very interesting and inspiring job, but the effort which is doomed to an imperfect result, with less or more flaws. We can always add or remove something from the compilation. There is always something extra, while there is always something missing. Our intention was, that we take just a pinch of many, if not all, various music groups, from the very rich folk treasury. To present different traditions of central Serbia (tracks 1, 5, 7, 18), from eastern part of our country (2, 4, 10, 19, 22, 23), south-west (3, 12, 16), Kosovo and Metohija (13, 17), Vojvodina (6, 14, 15, 20), as well as from the parts of our neighbor countries Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which the Serbian population once lived, after which, in two emigrational waves they fled to Serbia (during the II World War and the civil war in former Federation of Yugoslavia); with their migration the music also migrated, and some selected songs from this exciting traditional vocal forms you can find on the tracks 8, 9, 11, 21 and 25. The geographic variety is one of the steps in reaching the full picture about the musical tradition (or musical traditions) of Serbia. The second step would be providing the evidence that Serbian music today has it’s role models and followers, gurus and students, members of different generations – from the boys Nemanja and Borivoj (track 16) to the singer Smilja Kotur (8), born in 1928. In that sense, the CD begins with a veteran Olga Krasojevic and ends with the girls gathered in the Bojana Nikolic’s group and Serbian Voices. The third step is putting some light on the multinationalism, very characteristic for Serbia, especially for the northern province of Vojvodina. This is, in accordance with our capabilities, just a modest presentation of the multinationalism through the examples of Hungarian (6), and Slovakian music (4) from Vojvodina, and the tradition of Vlachs from north-east Serbia. Further steps of the imperfect, but legit compilation are introducing all three basic sound forms: vocal (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25), vocal-instrumental (14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24) and instrumental (2, 5, 7, 10). The space is given to the solo voice (6, 11, 23), archaic singing in pairs (3, 6), a new form of village group singing (1, 4, 8, 18) and many specific forms of village two voice singing (9, 12, 19, 20, 25), among which there are examples of old. Also, the wealth of the instrumentation is pictured with the sound of various types of bagpipes (2, 10, 15, 20), double-pipes (7), kaval (17), gusli (24), as well as a unique orchestra formed from pumpkins of various forms and lengths (5). This music variety we have completed with some examples of stylization, arrangements of tradition (7, 13, 22), and for decoration of the whole conception we have included some folk style copyright compositions (5, 14, 24). One could say that we had as much as criteria as compositions, maybe even more, because every song or composition is a meaningful and polysemantic creation. At the end, the final step most certainly is and was the making of a pleasant-to-hear unity which should flow, slide, excite and arouse… But also inform, teach and educate. We are hoping that this compilation is one step forward to the acknowledgement of a disproportionally rich and various music tradition of Serbia." Sounds Like: Actores Alidos, Bulgarian Voices Angelite, Sainkho Namtchylak Tag Words: Tradicional Music, Folk Music, World Music, Roots, Balkan Music, Serbia
1. Oci moje graoraste boje Olga Krasojevic 00:02:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Olga Krasojevic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
2. Zaplanjski Cacak Slobodan Gale Dimitrijevic 00:02:24 1.00 USD
Main artist Slobodan Gale Dimitrijevic
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Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
3. Blago tebi golube na grani Miloljub Sakovic & Miroljub Raketic 00:02:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Miloljub Sakovic & Miroljub Raketic
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Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
4. Sine mio, gde si sinoc bio Grupa Svetlane Spajic 00:02:35 1.00 USD
Main artist Grupa Svetlane Spajic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
5. Sibinovo kolo Lejka Group from the Levac 00:01:20 1.00 USD
Main artist Lejka Group from the Levac
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
6. Guzsalyos / A Magyaros / Csárdás Emilia Kerekes Patek 00:02:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Emilia Kerekes Patek
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
7. Oj, Coko, Coko Rade Novakovic 00:01:50 1.00 USD
Main artist Rade Novakovic
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
8. Po livadi pala kisa rosulja Smilja Kotur 00:02:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Smilja Kotur
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
9. Ajde, brate, da mi zapjevamo Sinovi Krajine 00:03:03 1.00 USD
Main artist Sinovi Krajine
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
10. Problejalo mlado jagnje Bokan Stankovic 00:03:29 1.00 USD
Main artist Bokan Stankovic
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
11. Pojezdise do dva pobratima Obrad Milic 00:02:13 1.00 USD
Main artist Obrad Milic
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
12. Prioni mobo za lada Ribasevke 00:03:04 1.00 USD
Main artist Ribasevke
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
13. Bilbil mi poje ruza mi c'vta Bilbil 00:01:38 1.00 USD
Main artist Bilbil
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
14. Májová Tichá Noc / Padá, Padá Sniazok Bieli / Zahrajte Mi Muzikanty Rosicka 00:04:32 1.00 USD
Main artist Rosicka
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
15. Leg'o coban na zelenu travu Maksim Mudrinic 00:03:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Maksim Mudrinic
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
16. Lepo ti je u prolece Zlatiborom ko se sece Nemanja Milojevic & Borivoje Ilic 00:01:45 1.00 USD
Main artist Nemanja Milojevic & Borivoje Ilic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
17. More dunu vetar Slavica Redzic 00:04:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Slavica Redzic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
18. Pod Rudnikom selo moje Crnucanka 00:02:31 1.00 USD
Main artist Crnucanka
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
19. Otvor’ porte, domacine Moba 00:02:17 1.00 USD
Main artist Moba
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
20. Gorom jezde kiceni svatovi Vanja Ilijev & Seferini 00:03:33 1.00 USD
Main artist Vanja Ilijev & Seferini
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
21. Brojnica iz Popovog Polja Zvuci s' kamena 00:01:42 1.00 USD
Main artist Zvuci s' kamena
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
22. Venji Najka - I Mjeu Asarã Gergina 00:03:34 1.00 USD
Main artist Gergina
Composer Traditional
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Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
23. Ajde, Tanke, dzam Stojanke Tijana Vuckovic 00:02:34 1.00 USD
Main artist Tijana Vuckovic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
24. Mati i sin Bojana Pekovic 00:07:16 1.20 USD
Main artist Bojana Pekovic
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records
25. Oj, urodilo drvo javorovo Bojana Nikolic & Serbian Voices 00:02:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Bojana Nikolic & Serbian Voices
Composer Traditional
Author Traditional
Arrangers Traditional
Producers Oliver Djordjevic
Publishers WMAS Records