Episode #2247

Serbian Soul and Hot Grooves

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

On this edition of New Sounds, there's plenty of new music from the Balkans. Hear the Boban Markovic Orkestar, an explosive band of Serbian gypsies with a sensitive soulful side and hot grooves. Recall that Boban Markovic wrote music scores for a film by Kusturica – “Underground.” Also on tap is jangly Balkan jazzy blues from Hurlak, who happen to be French natives. Plus, listen to the Earth-Wheel-Sky Band, a Serbian string band with many mystery guests, and more.

PROGRAM # 2247, Balkan Music Party (First aired on Wed. 2/11/04)





Kocani Orkestra

L'orient est rouge

Sunet Oro, excerpt [1:30]

Crammed Discs #craw19

Boban Markovic Orkestra

Boban I Marko

Balkan Fest [4:30]
Mere Yaara Dildara [3:30]
Magija (Magic) [4:30]

Piranha #1790

Zlatne Uste Blakan Brass Band

In The Center of the Village

Na Khelav - Na Gilavav [4:30]

Azalea City #9903 *,
info about the band at

Earth Wheel-Sky-Band

Waltz Rromano

Vranje Rromans [6:30]

Asphalt tango #0303


Bucarest Blues

Rumba Sauvage [4:00]

Iris Music #3001 870

Kocani Orkestar

L'orient est rouge

L'orient est rouge [6:00]

See above.

Ivo Papasov and His Orchestra


Ergenski Dance [3:30]
Mladeshki Dance [6:00]

Hannibal #1363
Possibly available at*,
but likely out of print.
Also try

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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