Balkan things - Larry Levine

I'm just a participant, not an authority. - LL
  • Orphans of Orpheus - Eureka, CA
    Tupan
     - Still learning.  Maybe by now I sound o.k... for an American.  I like best 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 - "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 find it, wherever. 
  • Online - Site 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)
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BC1_georgi_vasil_ibro-lolov_pravo_spliced_1.mp3
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Larry Levine,
Jul 17, 2017, 12:37 PM
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Matio Dobrev - Matiovo Makamliisko Horo.mp3
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Larry Levine,
Jul 13, 2017, 12:59 AM