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Songs of a Macedonian Gypsy (LP edition)

Esma Redzepova and Usnija Jasarova
Songs of a Macedonian Gypsy (LP edition)

The Romani people developed a unique style of music over many centuries of migration, picking up and transforming elements from a wide range of countries and cultures. This is apparent in Songs of a Macedonian Gypsy (CD Version), in which two female singers, some instrumentalists, and occasionally two male singers perform Gypsy folk songs and dances from Macedonia. The music borrows from Middle Eastern, Turkish, and European styles (to name a few) as singers convey themes of love, marriage, and sorrow in a Romani language as well as in Macedonian. This is the original version of the recording Songs of Macedonian Gypsy, which was reissued by Monitor on CD as MON71496, with additional tracks but omitting track 8, “Sikou Horespe Mazi Mou (Get Up and Dance).”

Track Listing

101
Da Me Molat Ne Se Zenam (I Won't Get Married) n/a 1:55
102
Buda Dikjum (I Have Seen Much) Esma Redzepova 3:02
103
Ah, Devla (Oh, My God) Esma Redzepova 3:25
104
Soborsko-Oro (Macedonian Horo) Eugen Farkaš Folk Ensemble 2:34
105
Sweet Dreams (Me Suneste Aljan) Nasko Dzorlev Ensemble 2:54
106
Davaj, Davaj Cico (The Tip) Nasko Dzorlev Ensemble with Jovanka Ivanovska and Slavica Pavlovic 2:36
201
Get Up, Father (Ustli, Ustli Baba) Nasko Dzorlev Ensemble with Jovanka Ivanovska and Slavica Pavlovic 3:24
202
Dzulo, Dzulo Nasko Dzoriev Ensemble with Usnija Jasarova 3:29
203
Sikou Horespe Mazi Mou (Get Up and Dance) Nasko Dzoriev Ensemble with Usnija Jasarova 4:12
204
Ustili Caj Rano Sabajle (The Young Bride) Nasko Dzoriev Ensemble with Usnija Jasarova 3:19
205
The Song and the Girl (Pjesma Devojka) Esma Redzepova with the Stevo Teodosievski Ensemble 3:53
206
Unhappy Lonliness (Aciljum Corori) Nasko Dzoriev Ensemble with Usnija Jasarova 4:13

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