Never be afraid to get dirty, but be sufficiently sure-footed to avoid the abyss of contamination.

Balkanica

For some inexplicable reason, I got the tune to Goran Bregovic‘s “Borino Oro” stuck in my head today. I haven’t been listening to his music much recently, but I decided to revisit some of his songs. Bregovic’s songs can best be described as Serbian folk music, which one doesn’t hear much of on the radio. How did I discover his music? I first heard it over four years ago when watching the movie Underground with my roommate at the time. The theme song to the movie was a Bregovic song called “Kalasnjikov” about everyone’s favorite rifle. Thanks to YouTube, I managed to find a bunch of people dancing to that song at a party along with an orchestral version performed by the Athens Symphony Orchestra. Of course, there were also other songs from Balkanica lurking in the YouTube pool. There was even a version of “Ederlezi,” which reliable sources indicate is part of the soundtrack to the new Borat movie. Chenkui!

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3 responses

  1. Neelam

    “Ederlezei”–pretty. The dance– a little creepy.

    October 24, 2006 at 5:00 am

  2. Neelam

    Also, glorious be Borat’s movie should, no? Genius Sacha Baron Cohen is certain.

    October 24, 2006 at 5:04 am

  3. Krish

    Borat officially disavows any affiliation with Mr. Cohen, as he puts it.

    Borat on Sacha Baron Cohen

    October 24, 2006 at 5:29 am

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