Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

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David Bilides and Dragi Spasovski are your hosts for discussions and samples of all 54 Macedonian folk songs inDragi's 3-CD project, as well as stories about the recordings, musicians, Dragi's life, and Macedonian culture in general. You can download each episode individually under the links section for that episode, listen to an audio stream of each episode, or you can subscribe to the entire series through one of the links on the right sidebar.

Episode 46: Ne spi, Jano

This song from SE central Macedonia describes a brave woman who wards off a potential assault and joins her love to fight in the mountains. Dragi describes other songs with the theme of brave, strong women. He also describes a conversation he had with Vaska Ilieva about how she chose songs to record.

Audio and Links for Episode 46

Episode 46: Ne spi, Jano (14:30)

Ne spi, Jano (Dragi Spasovski, Track 10)

Ne spi, ḱerko, ne spi, dušo (Petranka Kostadinova and Milče, Vasilievski, 3:55)

Sirma vojvoda (Vaska Ilieva, 5:28)

Kruševo aber pristigna (Vaska Ilieva, 3:31)

Most mi sidaja devet majstori (Vaska Ilieva, 4:07)

Imala majka (Vaska Ilieva, 14:41)

16 June 2020