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Written in fRoots issue 198, 1999


MARA! WITH MARTENITSA CHOIR
Sezoni

Real World CDRW 78 (1998)

Seasonal cycle of poems in Bulgarian traditional style specially written by Stefan Kozuharov, set to music by Llew and Mara Kiek with other members of fine Australian Balkan-jazzy band Mara! and sung by Australian Balkan-style choir Martenitsa. Musically impressive, but text subjects are rural-romantic; a missed chance to say something contemporarily relevant?


1999 Andrew Cronshaw
 


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