[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,
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.
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...
... but also as f(F)ar East as in Japan
The melody has also fascinated serious musicians and musicologists in the West.
-- Rendition by the legendary Eartha Kitt (in Turkish)
-- Rendition by the Orfeon Chamber Choir
-- American folk music-style rendition (with a touch of Ladino)
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>:
> Today's song of the day on National Public Radio
Here are two favorite live performances:
Γιώργος Μπαλόγλου -- Θεσσαλονίκη
http://www.oswego.edu/~baloglou (1988 - 2008)
http://crystallomath.wordpress.com (2009 - )
"Mr. Stylianidis hails from Komotini and has been one of Mr.
Politopoulos’s staunchest political backers. He is also a student of a
vast array of old laws that, he says, harm businesses in Greece. One
favorite example: a decree that protects donkeys, giving them the
right of way on Greek roads." (NYT, 1/30/11)
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