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DejaVu
14-05-11, 23:31
About Macedonian Music
Macedonian music is often described as being a product of its unique geographical position, “a crossroads between East and West”. Although slightly cliched, this description is nevertheless quite appropriate. Situated towards the Eastern edge of Europe it was also under Turkish domination for 500 years until the beginning of this century and that influence is strongly felt in Macedonia’s rich and varied musical traditions.
The closest other National style would be the music from the bordering country of Bulgaria, particularly that from the Pirin region. Music of course does not obey politically imposed boundaries, and so the music of Eastern Macedonia and Western Bulgaria is very similar. A distinctive aspect of the music is the of time signatures and internal groupings such as 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 5/8, 12/8, 13/8, 18/8, etc. Particularly 7/8 is very commonly used.
Macedonian music is a modal drone-based music, however with the introduction of instruments such as accordion and guitar, and the influence of Western music the same melodies have been given a more harmonic backdrop. This Western harmonic approach has been an accepted practice for sometime.
The use of more traditional Macedonian instruments such as gaida (Macedonian bagpipe), kaval (end-blown flute), tapan (double-headed bass drum) and tambura (long-necked lute) is becoming rarer, however it is still possible to find among the older men in the community a small number who can play the gaida. This is not to say that there is no interest in the traditional instruments which are now mainly found in the villages, but they have gradually been replaced by modern instruments. The music is intrinsically linked with dance as there has always been a strong folk dance tradition, and much of the music accompanies these folk dances. This tradition of community participative dancing is still strong and very much alive. There is also a rich vocal tradition.
Macedonian music has been passed on by means of a strong oral tradition.

Music of the Republic of Macedonia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_Republic_of_Macedonia

DejaVu
14-05-11, 23:33
Makedonsko Devojče
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpyYiuOt088

Macedonian Girl

Verse 1
Macedonian girl, a many-coloured bouquet,
gathered in a garden, given as a gift.

Refrain:
Is there in this wide world,
a more beautiful girl than a Macedonian?
There isn't, there isn't, there won't be born.
a more beautiful girl than a Macedonian!

Verse 2
There are no stars more beautiful, than your eyes.
They light up the night sky, as though it were dawn.
<Refrain><Refrain>

Verse 3
When you undo your hair, like silk,
you are lovely, lovelier than a fairy.
<Refrain><Refrain>

Verse 4
When you sing a song, you out-sing the nightingale.
When you start to dance, your heart dances.
<Refrain><Refrain>

DejaVu
14-05-11, 23:46
So maki sum se rodila
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGTHzZ0wB6E

I was born with torments

I was born with torments
I will die with griefs
write my torments
up on my gravestone

I will climb on a mountain
I will get down in the dark caves
my eyes to extinguish
not to be able to see the sun

I will get down in the garden
to those dewy flowers
to that scarlet rose
to that early white basil

DejaVu
14-05-11, 23:48
Dimna Juda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3ZTTwzbDU

Dimna Yuda

Dimna Yuda built a city
on the mountain, on Vlaina.

The posts she drove
were all youths ready to be engaged,

The wands she plaited
were all maidens ready for marriage.

Dimna Yuda built a city
on the mountain, on Vlaina.


Yuda (Dimna Juda/Yuda) is an evil woodland fairy found in South-Slavic folklore and mythology. She looks like a beautiful maiden who gets the souls of the youths after they marry her.

Vlaina / Vlahina - a mountain on the border of eastern Republic of Macedonia and southwestern Bulgaria. Nearby towns include Pehchevo to the southwest in the Republic of Macedonia and Simitli to the northeast in Bulgaria.

DejaVu
14-05-11, 23:58
Zajdi, zajdi jasno sonce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMWYahVEc8

Set down, set down bright sun

Set down, set down bright sun,
Set down, blackout
And you clear moonlight too
Run away, drown yourself
Sorrow- forest, sorrow- my sister,
Let us sorrow together
You- for your leaves, forest
Me- for my youth.
Your leaves, forest - my sister,
Are going to get back to you
My youth, forest - my sister,
It's not coming back

DejaVu
15-05-11, 00:02
More sokol pie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UG4n7aGRak

A falcon is drinking

A falcon is drinking
water in the River of Vardar
Jane, Jane the white gullet
Jane, Jane the gentle lamb
Oh you falcon
you brave bird
Jane, Jane the white gullet
Jane, Jane the gentle lamb
Haven't you seen
a brave man to pass by
a brave man to pass by
with nine sharp wounds?
Jane, Jane the white gullet
Jane, Jane the gentle lamb
A Brave man to pass by
a brave man to pass by
with nine sharp wounds
all from gun shoots
Jane, Jane the white gullet
Jane, Jane the gentle lamb
And the tenth wound
stabbed with knife
Jane, Jane the white gullet
Jane, Jane the gentle lamb

DejaVu
15-05-11, 00:08
Uči me majko, karaj me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBudsO-_Xc

Teach me mother, reproach me

Teach me mother, reproach me
How to take Liljana (for a wife)
Liljana that pretty girl
Liljana (that) thin/slender, tall (girl)
Liljana white and scarlet
Liljana (that) fine basil
Liljana - one of a mother
I'm teaching you my son, I'm reproaching to you
Call 300 craftsmen
Build a motley fountain
Let it flow cold water
All of the countrymen will come
And Liljana's girlfriends as well
Em, all of the beautiful brides
Perhaps Liljana will come too
Stojan listened to his mother
He called 300 craftsmen
He made a motley fountain
He let it run cold water
All of the countrymen came
Liljana's friends as well
Em, all of the beautiful brides
Only foxy* Liljana didn't come

DejaVu
15-05-11, 00:13
Oj devojce (ti Tetovsko jabolce)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Ln5Z6Ecu0

Oh Girl (you apple from Tetovo)

Hey, you fool boy
Hey, you fool boy
Hey, you fool boy
Oh girl, girl
You apple from Tetovo
Oh girl, girl
You apple from Tetovo
Show your black eyes, I want to see them
Show your black eyes, I want to see them
Hey, you fool boy
Hey, you fool boy
Hey, you fool boy
Oh girl, girl
You apple from Tetovo
Oh girl, girl
You apple from Tetovo
Show your slim body, I want to see it
Show your slim body, I want to see it
You, fool boy , beautiful ....(don't know the meaning of jabandzice. I suggest, that it's some kind of name, or place)
You, fool boy , beautiful ....
You doesn't see a thin poplar in the garden
You doesn't see a thin poplar in the garden

DejaVu
15-05-11, 00:20
Se Navali Shar Planina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hnD3Y73T4w

Sar Mountain Leaned

She leaned, Shar Mountain leaned, hey
She leaned, she leaned, Shar Mountain.
She pressed, she trapped three shepherds, hey,
Three shepherds, three shepherds, three shepherds.
The first shepherd, the first shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a wife, I have a wife, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a wife, I have a wife, she will mourn me.
The second shepherd, the second shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a sister, I have a sister, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a sister, I have a sister, she will mourn me.
The third shepherd, the third shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a mother, I have a mother, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a mother, I have a mother, she will mourn me.
A wife mourns, a wife mourns for 6 weeks, hey
A sister mourns, a sister mourns up to a year
A mother mourns, a mother mourns forever, hey
A mother mourns, a mother mourns even until the grave.

DejaVu
15-05-11, 00:28
Synthesis - Vo nase selo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F33ecCVOW4A
Synthesis - Mori mome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNNsODobiFQ
Synthesis Website: http://www.synthesis.com.mk/

Dragan Dautovski - Balkan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_LOvbsscEg
Dragan Dautovski - Gajdarsko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EobUn5hcY0
Dragan Dautovski Website: http://www.dragandautovski.com.mk/

Stefce Stojkovski - Devojche, Devojche
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xbBoCEvnfw
Stefce Stojkovski - Dve nevesti tikvi brale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC_ENVECgZI
Stefce Stojkovski Website: http://stefcestojkovski.org/

Jordan Mitev - Makedonsko da zaigrame
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFTtHX2YccA
Jordan Mitev - Domakine dobri gosti ti dojdoa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77fSyZIfJDQ
Jordan Mitev Website: http://www.jordanmitev.com/

DejaVu
15-05-11, 01:15
Macedonian Folk Customes
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgSEiRUP60
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnlXzTdAO3g

Macedonian Traditional Music Instruments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0WB0HiwSW0

DejaVu
15-05-11, 01:39
Ethnic Macedonian songs from Aegan Macedonia stolen by Greeks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7ojYaQCmM

Pusteno (means to be free or let go in Macedonian language)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGzYFJ6SygE

Raiko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wpj8Hy1Kb4

Zaramo (Shoulder to shoulder in Macedonian language)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrkCzwrnUho

DejaVu
15-05-11, 01:53
Mariovska Tresenica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQqoQ-cYuPU

Moma Katerina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7A80vzK0Lk

Braka Stojanovi - Mita Devojka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHYz9emVus

Stamena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7tCoPDc0mo

Ne Si Go Prodavaj Koljo Ciflikot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkBWm25s8FU

Šumite Bukite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNNsODobiFQ

Para beri kiselec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcuycNsa44c

Zajko Kokorajko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDI4vbyy63w

DejaVu
15-05-11, 02:01
Tose Proeski

Todor Toše Proeski: (January 25, 1981 – October 16, 2007) was a Macedonian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonians_(ethnic_group)) multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor. He was popular across the entire Balkan area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkans) and all around Eastern Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe), and locally he was considered a top act of the Macedonian music scene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_Republic_of_Macedonia). Proeski was known for his strong vocal performances and trademark quote "Ve sakam site" (I Love You All), and was once dubbed "Elvis Presley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley) of the Balkans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkans)" by BBC News (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_News). He died in a car crash in Croatia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia) on October 16, 2007.

Jovano, Jovanke (Old Macedonian song performed by Tose Proeski)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxbVaM2tdY

Jovano, Jovanke

Jovano, Jovanke,
You sit by the Vardar, bleaching your white linen,
Bleaching your white linen, my dear,
Looking at the hills.
Jovano, Jovanke,
I'm waiting for you,
To come to my home,
And you don't come, my dear,
My heart, Jovano.
Jovano, Jovanke,
Your mother, doesn't let you,
(to)come with me, my dear,
My heart, Jovano.

Athelti Albanoi
28-06-13, 22:19
this is music in slavic language it has nothing to do with macedonian

Diurpaneus
15-09-16, 18:57
Se Navali Shar Planina
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hnD3Y73T4w

Sar Mountain Leaned

She leaned, Shar Mountain leaned, hey
She leaned, she leaned, Shar Mountain.
She pressed, she trapped three shepherds, hey,
Three shepherds, three shepherds, three shepherds.
The first shepherd, the first shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a wife, I have a wife, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a wife, I have a wife, she will mourn me.
The second shepherd, the second shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a sister, I have a sister, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a sister, I have a sister, she will mourn me.
The third shepherd, the third shepherd prayed to her,
Hey, let me go, oh let me go, oh Shar Mountain.
I have a mother, I have a mother, she will mourn me. Hey,
I have a mother, I have a mother, she will mourn me.
A wife mourns, a wife mourns for 6 weeks, hey
A sister mourns, a sister mourns up to a year
A mother mourns, a mother mourns forever, hey
A mother mourns, a mother mourns even until the grave.

This is my favorite Macedonian song,the verses are really beautiful.

Diurpaneus
15-09-16, 19:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvL5ynyGKgI

Diurpaneus
15-09-16, 19:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xCuSkT8zE

VMRO1893
16-09-16, 01:40
this is music in slavic language it has nothing to do with macedonian

It has everything to do with Macedonian...

Nice thread

valentinavalley2
22-09-19, 17:21
It has everything to do with Macedonian...

Nice thread

You’re not Macedonians, you are Slavs, I see a lot of Albanian influences in this thread.


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valentinavalley2
22-09-19, 17:24
Ethnic Macedonian songs from Aegan Macedonia stolen by Greeks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7ojYaQCmM

Pusteno (means to be free or let go in Macedonian language)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGzYFJ6SygE

Raiko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wpj8Hy1Kb4

Zaramo (Shoulder to shoulder in Macedonian language)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrkCzwrnUho

I think it’s the other way round you stole from Greeks...


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