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Ottoman Romania Folk Songs.

Here are some songs with text of Romania in the XIX century, While the Ottomans where occuping south-western Europe. These songs were composed by Anton Pann (1790s-1854). HE was born in Bulgaria. But he moved to Bulgaria where he got married and composed much of his folk songs.

Leliță Săftită: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-wqbZnPuhg

Bordeiaș Bordei, Bordei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM2bPPoQRas

Până când nu te iubeam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crbBJa1IcNs

Bat-o Sfantu' de Lupoiae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Impu_h33BBE

Nu mai poci de ostenit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lKT-oEl7xU

Hope you like them.

March 30, 2017



These are actually pretty good.


I know right! I was surprised myself.


They're all good but my favorite one is Bat-o Sfantu' de Lupoiae.

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Very cool, thanks. Having studied Arab and Turkish music before, it is surprising how strong the Turkish influence is in these pieces. I knew that Romanian and Hungarian folk songs carried a lot of traces and melodies of that type of music (there's a really interesting essay by Bela Bartok about his ethnomusicology work in Turkey, how he recognized a lot of Hungarian folk music there), but in these the Turkish sensibility is right up front, with a Roman/Slavic feel still present but taking a backseat, so to speak.


Amazing! I did not notice this type of music in our culture (you can tell how much we listen to it :-)))

but it's amazing nonetheless! Especially if you love both Romanian and Middle Eastern/Caucasus regional music :P

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Anton Pann also composed our (pretty awesome) national anthem:


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