Szczera Mowa (True Speech): Čači Vorba

Written by  January 4, 2012

Čači Vorba offers a fusion of Balkan, Gypsy, Polish and Ukrainian tunes mixed with wedding music and folk dance music from Romania, Moldova, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, and Albania.

Szczera Mowa (True Speech): Čači Vorba 

Label: ORIENTE MUSIK

Čači Vorba offers a fusion of Balkan, Gypsy, Polish and Ukrainian tunes mixed with wedding music and folk dance music from Romania, Moldova, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, and Albania. On a foundation of traditional songs, the group of Polish and Ukrainian musicians liven up the tracks with violin, accordion, mandola, guitar, string instruments from Turkey and Greece called the kemence and bouzouki, drums from the Middle East including the darabuka, dombek and tapan, and Jew’s harp, one of the oldest instruments in the world, still in use by Turkish tribes in Asia, where it originated. The vocals of award-winning soloist Maria Natanson display a solid command of performance techniques, which is evidenced on ‘Sune Caje’, ‘Doina’, ‘Ke somas me…’, ‘Frunzulita’, and the two bonus live tracks. Fans of upbeat folk and violin music from the Balkans, Scandinavia and North America should add Szczera Mowa to their collections.

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Matthew Forss

Verge magazine's music columnist, Matthew Forss holds a BA in biology, MS in exercise science, and an MFA in creative writing. Since 2000, he has been writing world music reviews for Edmonton-based Inside World Music.com, while amassing a very large collection of ethnomusicological recordings from every country in the world. Matthew continues to publish music articles and cultural book reviews in various academic journals and magazines and has an acquired taste for Central Asian linguistics (Uzbek, Kazakh, and Tajik).

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