"MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN BULGARIA - tambura" - Rumen SIRAKOV - tambura
- artist:Rumen SIRAKOV - tambura
- release year:2003
- CD (Compact Disc)
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- label:Gega New
GEGA NEW Music Publishing Company begins releasing a number of folk programmes of the series "Musical Instruments in Bulgaria".
The Bulgarian musical folk tradition includes a variety of musical instruments. The different folk regions feature different instruments and this is especially evident in recent times, when part of them have been replaced with the so-called 'modern' instruments. Along with the old ones, these modern instruments have already become part of the Bulgarian musical folklore. The wide variety of instruments used has inspired GEGA NEW to begin releasing this series called "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN BULGARIA". Each release of the series will present a separate instrument.
This album is the first of a new series in which Gega New presents all musical instruments used in Bulgarian folklore, featuring instrumental tunes, horos and rachenitsas from all regions of Bulgaria.
The tambura is one of the most widely spread musical instruments. Rumen SIRAKOV is without doubt the best performer of tambura. At the moment he is soloist of the folk music orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio and he has also played for many years with the popular Thracian Troika group. He has also played for the Balkana Folk group, and with Trio Bulgarka. They have been together on a number of tours in Europe, Asia and the USA. The present CD includes part of his most-popular instrumental melodies, horo dances and rachenitsas.