[MGSA-L] FW: Τι ακούνε οι κουλτουριάρηδες Aμερικάνοι

Christos D. Katsetos cd_katsetos at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 9 07:35:56 PST 2011


Further to George Baloglou's excellent musical selections, just a few comments, 
in passing.

This is a traditional Ottoman song [Uskudar'a Gider iken (Katibim)] and (at 
least in its present form) it is probably traceable to the late Ottoman period. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDp-3DpI5kI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHI6qFGxx68&feature=related

It  remains controversial whether the melody in question has Greek/Rhomeic or 
Sephardic Jewish origins and in this regard, the input by musicologists in this 
list would be appreciated.

In contemporary Turkey, Uskudar'a Gider iken (Katibim) is customarily featured 
in school celebrations. Choreographically, the song's hallmark the parade of 
charming and graceful young ladies holding colorful umbrellas [evidently, not 
only in  Turkiye... 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-CRh2T3d0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkvDQZuPv98&feature=related

... but also as f(F)ar East as in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CYIiTd8YxI

The melody has also fascinated serious musicians and musicologists in the West.
 
-- Rendition by the legendary Eartha Kitt (in Turkish)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOMw3oO27kM&feature=related
http://nostos-music.blogspot.com/2010/05/uska-dara.html

-- Rendition by the Orfeon Chamber  Choir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FNaN50QEOs&feature=related

-- American folk music-style rendition (with a touch of Ladino) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U50pv9a4bQ&feature=related
 
CDK

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From: George Baloglou <gbaloglou at gmail.com>
To: Martha Klironomos <mkliro at sfsu.edu>
Cc: "mgsa-l at uci.edu" <mgsa-l at uci.edu>
Sent: Tue, February 8, 2011 3:04:06 PM
Subject: Re: [MGSA-L] FW: Τι ακούνε οι  κουλτουριάρηδες Aμερικάνοι

2011/2/7 Martha Klironomos <mkliro at sfsu.edu>:
>http://www.npr.org/2011/02/07/133566214/a-hawk-and-a-hacksaw-novelty-in-tradition&sc=nl&cc=sod-20110207
>7
>
> Today's song of the day on National Public Radio
>

Here are two favorite live performances:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gclnEyfCixA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk19hF-4FXs

-- 

Γιώργος Μπαλόγλου -- Θεσσαλονίκη

http://www.oswego.edu/~baloglou (1988 - 2008)

http://crystallomath.wordpress.com (2009 - )


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