Voices from Russia

Saturday, 20 December 2014

20 December 2014. Some More of My Favourite Things… More Music from the Hills

00 Kollarovci. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Here’s some contemporary stuff… note the same Magyar influences that you found in the more “folky” music. Kollárovci (The Kollárs) is a Slovak ensemble that performs folk-flavoured songs in the Podhale dialect, a mixture of Polish and Slovak. The last clip is a longish set of Christmas Koledy from the region. I don’t claim that this is the greatest stuff on the planet… but I do like it (so, there!), so, it’s one of my favourite things… enjoy…

BMD

20 December 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Ján Ambróz… Music from Prešov Kraj

00 Jan Ambroz. Slovakia. 20.12.14

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Ján Ambróz, from Prešov Kraj, is, of all things, both a lawyer and a folk-singer. I kid you not! The first selection is the familiar O kto, kto Nikolaja… done in a secular folklore style with cymbalon, fiddle, and stand-up bass bull fiddle. It’s coming straight at ya from the Carpathian foothills… enjoy!

BMD

Thursday, 4 December 2014

4 December 2014. Pierre Narcisse and Marina Devyatova… THIS is Contemporary Russia

00 PIerre Narcsse and Marina Devyatova. 04.12.14

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In contrast to the rancid and undisguised racism of the Galician Uniate fascists, take a look at this. Marina Devyatova pairs up with Pierre Narcisse… a pop singer from Cameroun. He went to Russia to study medicine (he did get his degree)… but he also made a big splash in the entertainment world. It’s an utterly different mindset from “The Ukraine for Ukrainians only!” and “A knife for the Moskals!”

You can support Russia and its upholding of the decent Orthodox/”Red” patriot elements in Novorossiya or you can support the feral Galician White fascist Uniates and their Anglo American sugar daddies. The choice is yours. You can stand with V V Putin and HH… or you can stand with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz… do ponder it well, for you can’t have both!

Monday, 24 November 2014

24 November 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… “New Year’s Ditties” from the Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks

00 Buranovskiye Babushki 27.05.12

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00 Pres Putin with Bayan Miks. 16.08.14

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Now, here’s a mixture! The Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks! Now, that’s good family fun! The  Babushki participated in the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest (ranked third) and were second in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song Party for Everybody. S I Voitenko and Dmitri Khramkov (Bayan Miks) need no introduction. This came from a special Rossiya-1 broadcast on Orthodox Christmas in 2013… sadly, early this year, Yelizaveta Zarbatova, one of the Babas, died in the 87th year of her life (she’s the shortest one of the lot in the vid). Light a candle for her at liturgy… her death anniversary is 13 January, so, if you want to have Pannikhida served, that’s the proper date.

After posting about the konvertsy, I wanted to post on something wholesome, healthy, and life-affirming… this is the ticket!

BMD

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