Taraf de Haïdouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts

Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts

Taraf de Haïdouks

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 14 tracks 9.99
Download Album (flac) 14 tracks 7.99
Download Album (mp3) 14 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Taraf de Haïdouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts

For the first time since the sad demise of their oldest vocalists (Ion Manole, Neculae Neacsu, Cacurica and Ilie Iorga), Taraf de Haïdouks are revisiting some of their ancient styles, and are taking a retrospective look at their career. Some of their former collaborators have been re-enlisted, such as superb vocalists Tsagoi (the son of the legendary, late Neacsu) and Gheorghe Manole (who has mastered the repertoire of his father, the great Ion Manole), as well as the flamboyant Viorica Rudareasa, the woman who sang the band’s iconic song “Dumbala Dumba”.
Thus does the Taraf de Haïdouks’ music keep morphing: far from being a fixed, monolithic canon, it has been absorbing and recycling old & new elements. The band was formed back in 1990, by individual musicians who, until then, had only been playing in various combinations at the village’s social rituals (baptisms, weddings, funerals, harvests etc). By then, ‘foreign’ accordions had already found a place amidst the violins and cymbalums, and the repertoire of the lautari (traditional Rom musicians) was peppered with cabaret flavours from the city. Then came Turkish melodies and rhythms and, more recently, the influence of popular urban manele (which actually derives from manea, an old ‘oriental’ lautar style). The harmonies and structures became more complex, the playing more virtuosic, and the balance between vocal and instrumental pieces gradually shifted in favour of the latter.
In this anniversary album, Taraf de Haïdouks have weaved it all back together into a rich tapestry of styles, which pays tribute to their parents’ generation.

Tracklisting

CD Album (CRAM237)
  1. Taraf de Haïdouks - Balalau from Bucharest
  2. Taraf de Haïdouks - Moldavian Shepherds' Dance
  3. Taraf de Haïdouks - Cold Snowball
  4. Taraf de Haïdouks - The Fields Are Blooming
  5. Taraf de Haïdouks - Clejani Love Song
  6. Taraf de Haïdouks - Manele Pomak
  7. Taraf de Haïdouks - The High Balcony In Ciolpan
  8. Taraf de Haïdouks - Where Do You Come from, Dear Lady?
  9. Taraf de Haïdouks - No Snow, No Rain
  10. Taraf de Haïdouks - I'll Tell You How It Is In the Other World
  11. Taraf de Haïdouks - Dance Suite a la Clejani
  12. Taraf de Haïdouks - Mother, My Little Mama
  13. Taraf de Haïdouks - I've Got a Parachute Skirt
  14. Taraf de Haïdouks - Marius' Lament
Download Album (CRAM237.1)
  1. Taraf de Haïdouks - Balalau from Bucharest
  2. Taraf de Haïdouks - Moldavian Shepherds' Dance
  3. Taraf de Haïdouks - Cold Snowball
  4. Taraf de Haïdouks - The Fields Are Blooming
  5. Taraf de Haïdouks - Clejani Love Song
  6. Taraf de Haïdouks - Manele Pomak
  7. Taraf de Haïdouks - The High Balcony In Ciolpan
  8. Taraf de Haïdouks - Where Do You Come from, Dear Lady?
  9. Taraf de Haïdouks - No Snow, No Rain
  10. Taraf de Haïdouks - I'll Tell You How It Is In the Other World
  11. Taraf de Haïdouks - Dance Suite a la Clejani
  12. Taraf de Haïdouks - Mother, My Little Mama
  13. Taraf de Haïdouks - I've Got a Parachute Skirt
  14. Taraf de Haïdouks - Marius' Lament

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Balalau from Bucharest £0.79
2 Moldavian Shepherds' Dance £0.79
3 Cold Snowball £0.79
4 The Fields Are Blooming £0.79
5 Clejani Love Song N/A N/A
6 Manele Pomak £0.79
7 The High Balcony In Ciolpan £0.79
8 Where Do You Come from, Dear Lady? £0.79
9 No Snow, No Rain £0.79
10 I'll Tell You How It Is In the Other World £0.79
11 Dance Suite a la Clejani £0.79
12 Mother, My Little Mama £0.79
13 I've Got a Parachute Skirt £0.79
14 Marius' Lament £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (14 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
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flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Balalau from Bucharest £0.79
2 Moldavian Shepherds' Dance £0.79
3 Cold Snowball £0.79
4 The Fields Are Blooming £0.79
5 Clejani Love Song N/A N/A
6 Manele Pomak £0.79
7 The High Balcony In Ciolpan £0.79
8 Where Do You Come from, Dear Lady? £0.79
9 No Snow, No Rain £0.79
10 I'll Tell You How It Is In the Other World £0.79
11 Dance Suite a la Clejani £0.79
12 Mother, My Little Mama £0.79
13 I've Got a Parachute Skirt £0.79
14 Marius' Lament £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (14 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
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