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Municipale Balcanica | Foua

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by Municipale Balcanica

Municipale Balcanica are an off-the-wall Southern Italian Klezmer band. They mix Balkan, klezmer, and Italian styles and come up with a fairly distinctive sound.
Genre: World: Balkan
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Arlecchino
4:55 $0.99
2. Odessa Bulgarish
3:03 $0.99
3. Dio È Zingaro Intro
4:14 $0.99
4. Dio È Zingaro
4:22 $0.99
5. Ale Brider
2:35 $0.99
6. Foua
4:33 $0.99
7. Hava Nagila Intro
3:42 $0.99
8. Hava Nagila
4:06 $0.99
9. Carovana
5:23 $0.99
10. Araben Tanz
6:03 $0.99
11. Unique Sun, Unique Blood!
4:10 $0.99
12. Rigoudon
3:54 $0.99
13. Ali Bienvenu!
5:55 $0.99
14. Pinuccio
8:41 $0.99
15. God Is a Gypsy Intro
4:14 $0.99
16. God Is a Gypsy
4:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
“If you have read my other reviews of klezmer and brass cd’s, you might have noticed that it’s not easy to record a cd in this style that gets above the average. This Municipale Balcanica band from Italy is one of the few that goes much further than the standard middle of the road brass music. The band was formed in 2003 and they describe themselves as a band that collects the sounds from the east, the music of happiness and sorrow and melt them with the harmonies of their homeland. This Foua (Macedonian for thanks) is, and again I quote, a fairytale and a cry. And somehow that is exactly what it is. The cd is fascinating and sounds like a magical story told in music and words. It is a mixture of hardcore brass music with both emotional and happy twists. I love Dio E zingaro which starts with a women telling a story which ends in a chaotic mixture of brass and screaming. From the first song Arclecchino the band surprises me with weird twishts, brilliant arrangements and most of all, energetic and beating brass music. It has female vocals in Bulgarian style, down to earth male vocals, swinging French melodies and intense Hebrew songs. Hebrew song? Yes, this band did have the courage to record Hava nagila in such a way that it gets high above all the thousands of other versions I heard during the past 35 years. Foua is a must have cd for all these people who are into brass and like chaotic, inventive and powerful music. Highly recommended!”( 05/2007 FolkWorld)



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