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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Jul '11 21:57 / 13 edits
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    Bulgarian's answer to Riverdance!

    Amazing that so many bagpipes can sound so good!:

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    Here is a Bulgarian folk song, more modern style, looks like Christmas but there is no english here so don't know what's going on but nice music anyway!

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    Another modern version of a Bulgarian folk song:

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    Here is a Bulgarian children's choir doing a Bulgarian Christmas song:

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    This song is an allegory for when the Turks were killing Bulgarians, they had to change the words to hide the fact from the Turks:

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    BTW, if you want to get the full effect, use earphones!

    Here is a shot from an old Johnny Carson show, Bulgarian traditional choir from a record, grammy awarded, The mystery of Bulgarian Voices:

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    I get a pattern here! Mostly women! Here is a trio from the same group:

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    And the incredible Nevena, whose voice went on Voyager 1!:

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    BTW, this was the final at the Bulgarian version of Music Idol!

    Here she is at Eurovision:

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    And she does traditional too:

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  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Jul '11 19:51
    Rec'd!

    Nevena was doing a cover of a typical song from the beautiful Rhodope mountains. Here's the (much better, IMO) version that really went on Voyager:
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    BTW, Lisa Gerrard was such a rip-off from the Bulgarian Folk singers, it's crazy.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Jul '11 14:38
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Rec'd!

    Nevena was doing a cover of a typical song from the beautiful Rhodope mountains. Here's the (much better, IMO) version that really went on Voyager:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWLMZnhUvUo

    BTW, Lisa Gerrard was such a rip-off from the Bulgarian Folk singers, it's crazy.
    Wow, that was simply breathtakingly beautiful, the music and the recap of decades of Voyager! I wonder if there are copies we can get on DVD of that record? I think it has photo's as well as that striking music.
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Jul '11 20:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Wow, that was simply breathtakingly beautiful, the music and the recap of decades of Voyager! I wonder if there are copies we can get on DVD of that record? I think it has photo's as well as that striking music.
    Is this it?
    http://www.amazon.com/Murmurs-Earth-Voyager-Interstellar-Record/dp/0345315367
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jul '11 06:21
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Is this it?
    http://www.amazon.com/Murmurs-Earth-Voyager-Interstellar-Record/dp/0345315367
    That would be the one. One thing I noticed about the cover was Carl Sagan's name prominently displayed in first place but the record was Ann Druyan's idea.

    Didn't know she was on the board of Norml, a position and I fully agree with her on that. Don't get me started on that piece of shyte shameful history of the US.