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Saturday, January 26, 2019 Options
Zina Bozzay on Vadalma's Debut Album Music of Elderflowers: Music From Hungary

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Vadalma is a transcontinental trio that performs new arrangements of Hungarian traditional songs. The group just released an excellent debut album, Music of Elderflowers. Vadalma is led by singer / composer / ethnomusicologist Zina Bozzay. Zina joins us to share her wealth of knowledge about Hungarian music, and to introduce us to the music of Vadalma. We'll also hear some of the source recordings that inspired the trio's versions - including some of Zina's own field recordings.



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This Week's Playlist:

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The Chills: Kaleidoscope World Options / Kaleidoscope World / Flying Nun Records
GIG: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, Friday Feb 22

Imanda Diamanta: Skanēt Skan Options / Various Artists: Folk and Great Tunes from Latvia / *

Novo Tono: Umi e Iko Options / Panorama Paradise / Creativeman Disc

Kalàscima: Ballamundi Options / K / *

Sourdure: L'Escribòta Options / L'Espròva / *

Evritiki Zygia: Syngathisto Options / Live at Saristra Festival / Teranga Beat / *

Kelly Thoma: Tremei To Fylokardi Mou (My Heart is Trembling) Options / Ama Kopasoun Oi Kairoi (As The Winds Die Down) / *
Featuring Vassilis Stavrakakis

Rodopi Ensemble: Margoudi Options / Thraki – Thrace – the Paths of Dionysus / ARC Music / *

Banda: Ftaček Options / Telegrafy / *

Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgő​: Seven Options / Szikra

Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: Masz Marysiu obałka (Oberek for Marysia) Options / Po śladach (In the Footsteps) / *

Krzikopa: Karliku, Karliku Options / Krzikopa / *
From the Polish region of Silesia

Zina Bozzay: Interview Options

Muzsikás: Széki Táncrend - Programme Of Dances From Szék Options / Élő Népzene I (Living Hungarian Folk Music 1) / Hungaraton

Vadalma: Esik Eső Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Young Singer: Kaszálimba Options / Field Recording

Vadalma: Kaszálimba Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Women Singing: Régi Szeretömér' Options / Field Recording
Weaving song / title means "From My Old Love"

Vadalma: Régi Szeretömér' Options

Singer From Central Transylvania: Magasan Repül a Daru Options / Field Recording
The Crane Flies High

Vadalma: Magasan Repül a Daru Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Vadalma: Stica Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Vadalma: Te Azt Hiszed Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Vadalma: Uccu, Kislány Options / Music of Elderflowers / *
From Southern Transdanubia / featuring Agócs Gergely on the Transdanubian long flute or "shepherd's flute"

Vadalma: Sej-Haj Options / Music of Elderflowers / *
From Hungary's Great Plains

Vadalma: Bíró Uram Options / Music of Elderflowers / *
From Hungarian speaking southern Slovakia / featuring guest Navratil Andrea

Vadalma: Még Az úton Options / Music of Elderflowers / *

Odpoczno: Jade Ja Se Options / Odpoczno / Audio Cave / *

Żywiołak : Soul Invictus Options / Single / Karrot Kommando / *

Mimmo Epifani: Traccia Options / Putiferio / Finisterre / *

Valentin Clastrier and Steven Kamperman: La Vie Options / Fabuloseries / Home Records

Cätlin Mägi: Sookraakadi Options / Mu Pill Parmupill / *

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob & commenteers!
Avatar 6:06pm northguineahills:

Nice Chills!
  6:21pm M&K:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Rob W:

Greetings everyone, thanks for joining us!
Avatar 6:31pm TDK60:

Hi Rob and Trans-ers. Yes, I can dance to this.
Avatar 6:45pm Bas NL:

I loved these Greek tracks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm maestroso:

This is simply fantastic. Hi Rob, thanks for bringing us this!
  7:08pm lilmaloulou:

karliku. everybody karliku
Avatar 7:25pm TDK60:

One thing interesting: the language Magyar is not in the Indo-European family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Rob W:

Thanks very much Granny Spicy Tuna...
Avatar 7:42pm TDK60:

found this on the cobza-
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Rob W:

Thanks for sharing that TDK60!
  7:47pm slawooy:

Have a question for your guests, Rob. Would they know what happened with Kampec Dolores?
Used to play them lot at the parties in Serbia..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Rob W:

Hi slawooy - actually the guest segment tonight is pre-recorded... I do remember Kampec Dolores though and well they have had reunions it appears - check this out from 2014:
Avatar 7:56pm хtina:

Just fascinating to hear these arrangements and field recordings. So cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Rob W:

Thanks хtina!
  8:04pm slawooy:

Oh ok thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob. This is highly interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm coelacanth∅:

'evening Rob & vadalma and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Smilty69:

Great show, Rob! Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm coelacanth∅:

(this is a cleaning tune)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Smilty69 and coelacanth∅, sure, why not!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm coelacanth∅:

(that's like a dance)
  8:10pm Andrea:

Great show, Rob! So great to hear the Hungarian language on the radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm coelacanth∅:

my nephew just left for hungary a few days ago, for 5 months, so this is timely for me...indirectly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Rob W:

Thanks very much Andrea! And well small world indeed coelacanth∅, I hope he enjoys it there! I suspect he may or may not be into folk music... but I am happy to connect him with Zina if he's interested - or if he gets interested!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

Rob, we can hope for the latter. he likes mostly movie soundtracks,"anime" music and dubstep! (& some rock and pop-punk) he went there as an exchange student to further his russian language. (i don't know much more than that)
but he has an open and sponge-like mind so maybe he'll come back with a broader musical palette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

-and Thanks for the offer but knowing him his plate is overflowing already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Rob W:

Sounds like quite a kid coelacanth∅, I hope he has a great time!
Avatar 8:40pm TDK60:

I want to get a Ütőgardon -drone instrument... anyone have an one lying in the attic?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm chresti:

Me too! I was just looking at that, TDK60.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

Probably have to make one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Rob W:

Well in fact re: the Ütőgardon, you could try asking my friend Raul Rothblatt of the Hungarian Folk Band Eletfa - he's here in Brooklyn - contact via: .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm coelacanth∅:

i think i saw a couple up there yesterday, atop the ondes martinot but i need help moving the mellotron to get at it.
Avatar 8:50pm TDK60:

wow, thanks Rob! doubt I could afford one now, but ya never know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm chresti:
  8:51pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and TSPers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm chresti:

Haha coel!
Avatar 8:54pm TDK60:

throw in the mellotron too, coel..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm coelacanth∅:

wow that video looks gorgeous! saved for later. *(probably MUCH later - like, tomorrow...considering Marty's coming on then Thomas Storck, which i ain't gonna miss)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm chresti:

Looks like the mellotron might be more affordable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

sure thing,TDK. i'm fine with this kazoo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Megaroni:

Always so great to hear TPSP concert calendar!
Avatar 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob and Zina! Excellent show!
Avatar 8:59pm TDK60:

..great music RW, and Vadalma
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

i have my own design for a mellotron that would make it more versatile and less problematic (though not lighter) and i don't know why they're not making them this way now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob and Vadalma! Beautiful program!
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