Balkan things - Larry Levine

I'm just a participant, not an authority. - LL
  • Orphans of Orpheus - Eureka, CA
     - Still learning.  Maybe by now I sound o.k... for an American.  I like working with a soloist or small ensemble. In the type of playing I do, the drummer is often expected to follow the tune, rather than furnish a metronomic beat drawn from the repertoire of basic folk rhythms.  
  • Band (currently in suspension) - "Orphans of Orpheus" folk amateur band - Eureka, CA. Randy Carrico, Larry Levine, and friends.  Clarinet, kaval, saxophone, oud, bass, etc... & tupan.  Folk dancing and street music.
  • Dancing - Still learning.  I prefer dancing with people who strive to honor the feeling & style, above all else.  Sure, legs and agility matter, but ears and heart count for an awful lot.
  • Where's the Kef? - Blogged for a while on this deep-but-elusive subject.  Always happy to encounter the Kef, wherever. 
  • Online - Previously website monkey for Voice of Roma - see Web Work page.

photos of Antika Bulgaria Folk Ensemble & Cultural Club, Bay Area, CA  
  • Tunes - My various friends and I enjoy playing and practicing, even if only for ourselves.  Singled out from a huge repertoire of tunes and styles, attached below are two pravos that are currently popular among people I know.  If you also learn them, perhaps we can play them together.  More tunes (Bill Cope's Kolo Festival tune share)
Larry Levine,
Jul 17, 2017, 12:37 PM
Matio Dobrev - Matiovo Makamliisko Horo.mp3
Larry Levine,
Jul 13, 2017, 12:59 AM