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Hilja Grönfors Study Book of Old Finnish Kale (Roma) Songs


The Study Book of Old Finnish Kale (Roma) Songs is an introduction to the songs and singing style of Finland’s Roma people. The master folk singer Hilja Grönfors is the guide to the world of Kale songs.

The release includes recordings and notes for 32 unaccompanied songs from Grönfors’ repertoire.

 

Phurange kaalengo džiilengo sikjibosko liin

Phurane kaalengo džiilengo sikjibosko liin rigila meen aro Finitiko kaalengo džiilen ta aro lengo džambibosko maneera. Mestaros folkengo džambiboskiiri Hilja Grönfors hin douva koon rikila meen aro kaalengo džiilengo bolipa.

Aro dai liin hin Grönforsiako programmosta 32 džiilja uutan baiba bi lyijaha ta nuotensa.

Nefes - DamlaNefes - Damla

The third Nefes-album Damla ('a drop') marks the impressive, almost 30 years long journey of this Helsinki based group. Through the arrangements of the tracks on this recording the group crosses boundaries boldly from Turkish music to many others – e.g. to blues. You will find also two beautiful traditional tunes for children.
Yet another track to be mentioned is Nikriz Peşrev by Ismaîl Hakki Bey (1866-1927), which has seldom been recorded.

Available on CD and digital download