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Make room, make room!


Ten different versions of the popular Romani folk song Keren shavorale drom AKA Amari si, amari AKA Duj duj deshuduj.

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I know this music, and the most of Band from my home. Please let me listen till i'm back to Hungary... :)

I know this music, and the most of Band from my home. Please let me listen till i'm back to Hungary... :)

To be honest, you're better off ordering it online anyway! There are very few specialty stores in Budapest, and as I found out two years ago, some of them _close for the summer_. (I wanted to buy a few folk music CDs I'd been putting off buying, before I left for Norway... alas.... *rolleyes*)

Though then again, some of the online stores don't have an Engish-language storefront. I mean not even the big ones *headdesk* I think I ranted about this here on 8tracks before :O

Wow what's it with this mix that it produces replies at *this* rate? LOL!

@whatistigerbalm -
I've been thinking of making a similar mix with "Gergelem", a Moldavian Hungarian folk song. Folk songs are good for this purpose because the popular ones get covered by pretty much all major bands.
Though here is a great mix with 12 versions of Strange Fruit and that's very much not a folk song.

exquisite mix. i have trouble recognizing the song as the same one in every track -- i've had the same experience with a carnatic (south indian) tune. i guess music types are like languages, where what you can vary varies a lot!

gah, it completely breaks my link to the Beás mix, no matter how hard I try! Click on the red jug, it's in the list of my mixes. Grr!

@avivamagnolia -
yes, it's a traditional technique, it's called "oral bass" in English. I think this is a good writeup:
However, in Hungary this technique has spread to other Romani groups and even non-Romani Gypsy groups in the past two decades, so it's not just Lovári Roma any longer as it says there. I'm pretty sure there are examples in this mix:
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Also, it's not a clay drum, but a traditional Hungarian Romani instrument, the steel jug from Cegléd. It looks like this:
This video starts with one, so you can see how it's played:
I even found a solo on Youtube:
(I have lots, just not on Youtube... maybe I should make a mix!)

@wayfarer -
Thanks a bunch, I'm happy that you like it!