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Episode #3192

Finno-Ugric Folk Songs

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You probably don’t speak Udmurtian. Or Vepsian. Or Ivorian, Karelian Finnish, or Livonian. They are all Finno-Ugric languages – relatives of Finnish and Hungarian – that are spoken in what was the former Soviet Union.  Overwhelmed by Russian, they have not survived as well as Finnish, Hungarian, or even Estonian. Some only have a few dozen speakers. That’s why musicians like Veljo Tormis, the group Hedningarna, and Markku Ounaskari & Samuli Mikkonen have become so interested in the folk songs of these people. We’ll hear these songs in arrangements for chorus, rock band, and jazz ensemble on this New Sounds.

PROGRAM #3192,  Finno-Ugric folk songs (First aired on 4-7-11)  

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Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen

Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs

Tuuin Tuuin, excerpt [1:30]

ECM #2116** www.ecmrecords.com

Hedningarna

Karelia Visa

Song of the Maiden [4:48] True Love [5:11]

North side #6025. www.noside.com

Värttinä

Oi Dai

Oi Dai [3:44]

Green Linnet #4014** www.greenlinnet.com

Veljo Tormis

Forgotten Peoples

Vepsian Paths: Forced to Get Married [2:05]

Votic Wedding Songs: Distributing the Dowry Chest [1:26]

ECM #1459/60**  www.ecmrecords.com

Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen

Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs

Soldat keljangur [5:57]

ECM #2116** www.ecmrecords.com

Mari Boine (Persen)

Gula Gula

Gula Gula [3:43]

Real World #91631. www.realworld.co.uk

Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen

Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs

Sjuan Gur  [4:44]

ECM #2116** www.ecmrecords.com

Värttinä

Oi Dai

Yks On Huoli [4:06]

Green Linnet #4014** www.greenlinnet.com

Veljo Tormis

Forgotten Peoples

Livonian Heritage: Day of a Herdsboy [3:23]

ECM #1459/60**  www.ecmrecords.com

Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen

Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs

Pitkä Pajo, excerpt [3:30]

ECM #2116** www.ecmrecords.com

Comments [2]

Lorisha from Seattle

Is this the Luis from Phoenix?

Oct. 27 2012 11:44 PM
Luis Lujan from New york

I loved Finno-Ugric folk songs!!

Jul. 19 2012 06:54 AM

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