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Songs and Dances of Yugoslavia

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Songs and Dances of Yugoslavia

Songs and Dances of Yugoslavia is the culmination of musicologist Laura Boulton’s visit to the former SFR Yugoslavia in 1951 as part of an American cultural mission. Boulton recorded music from all six republics of the former country that has, as she puts it, a “vigor and vitality...beyond the description of words.” The music features vocals as well as traditional instruments from the region, including the gusle and the tamburitsa. The extensive liner notes include comments from Boulton, English translation of the lyrics, sheet music, and descriptions of each republic’s unique musical style.

Track Listing

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Moj Dilbere Girl with accordion accompaniment 2:59
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Ja Posadih Vjenac Tamburica orchestra 2:12
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Anica Ovce Čuvala Tamburica orchestra 3:26
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Sastali Se Capljinski Tatari Young man with tamburica 1:26
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Ti Rasturi Chorus of Croatian men and women 1:44
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Sitna Kiša-Rosila Chorus of Croatian women 1:00
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Festival Song Macedonian woman with kaval 1:16
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Cija Je Devojka Group of Montenegrin men and women 1:00
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Tri Putari Kolo Tamburica orchestra 2:28
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Kolo String orchestra 2:06
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Sumadija Kolo Unidentified accordion player 2:51
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Kolo Bosansko Unidentified accordion player 1:23
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Kolo Eastern Serbian performers with violin and clarinet 0:31
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Polka Yodeler with accordion 0:39
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Pastoral Two kaval players 1:16
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