Durmushliyska, Galina / Enchanting Voice of Bulgaria
Album: Enchanting Voice of Bulgaria   Collection:World
Artist:Durmushliyska, Galina   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-21 Pull Date: 2003-06-23 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 22 May 18 May 4 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 20, 2003: Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Kakvo Se Horo Zavilo
3. Apr 29, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Kalyova Mama Dumashe
2. May 17, 2003: Spherical Sounds
Ivan Na Dena Dumashe
4. Apr 22, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
De Sa E Chulo, Vidyalo...

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-04-19
GALINA DURMUSHLIYSKA - "Enchanting Voice of Bulgaria"
Arc Music, 2002

Galina is a MAJOR star in her native Bulgaria, known as "the voice of Dobrudzha," after the region of her birth and the source of most of her songs. Most of these songs involve beautiful village maidens and their many suitors. Her delivery is a bit nasal, and I don't always feel the full emotional weight of the songs, but she has excellent control. The Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra and Bulgarian National Folk Orchestra provide a wonderful backdrop, along with two star kaval (flute) players. Extensive liner notes included. This album really grew on me once I gave it a chance.

Try any track! ( Fo's Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17 )

01. slow, patient, with some tension
02. airy ruchenitsa dance rhythm
03. serious music, intertwined layers
04. upbeat; about snow in summer
05. slow, ponderous
06. light bounce, great violins & pipes
07. sad, drawn-out duet for voice & flute
08. slow and touching, quiet orchestra
09. surging, pulsing dance rhythm
10. slow, dreamlike, with spooky flute
11. slow start, but 2nd half is perky
12. solo: a work song, slow & steady
13. stark, windblown: voice + 3 flutes
14. dramatic, about the loss of youth
15. happy sounding but very repetitive
16. slow, sleepy; odd key changes
17. old-fashioned; w/low-range tooting
18. another slow, dramatic piece

[Fo] - 4/18/03

Track Listing
1. Izgryala Zora Dennitsa   10. Lale Li Si, Zyumbyul Li Si
2. Kakvo Se Horo Zavilo   11. Alen Bozhur V Gradinka
3. Vetre Le   12. Zhenala Yana
4. De Sa E Chulo, Vidyalo...   13. Zaspala E Dragana
5. Naklala Neda Sedyanka   14. Sluntse Zayde, Goro
6. Ivan Na Dena Dumashe   15. Draga Draganchitse
7. Godini, Godini, Usilni Godin   16. Sunyo, Ti Moy Sunyo
8. Zhenala Ganka   17. Pena Pere Na Rekata
9. Kalyova Mama Dumashe   18. Trugnalimi Sa, Trugnali