|SöNDöRGő in New York 2014.Sep.25|
In contrast to most groups playing Balkan music, Söndörgő isn’t playing brass band music, it is a tamburitza band. The tambura is a small and agile plucked instrument similar to the mandolin which is occasionally supplemented by wind instruments and accordion. Söndörgő’s traditional repertoire is made up of material gathered by Béla Bartók and Tihamér Vujicsics as well as learned from old masters of the tradition.
Have seen them live a few months before this session recording, around the time of the World Cup footbal in 2014.Jun/Jul, when they were on tour promoting their 'TambuRocket' album.
Had never heard of them before, and well really liked them. On their facebook page I just saw that they finished their latest international tour (they even played in Jodhpur, India) and are back in their homeland, so unfortunately missed them this time around.
setlist: 1.Kolovodja / 2.Sinoč / 3.Marice / 4.Drago Kolo / 5.Evo Srcu / 6.Jozo / 7.Hulusi / 8.Cigančica (incl.interview with explanations of songs)
2014.September - Session WFMU (bc.2016.Mar.05 broadcasted WFMU-TSP)
Discography2010: VA - A Népzenétől A Világzenéig (CD, FolkEuropa) incl.song by Söndörgő
2011: Tamburising - Lost Music Of The Balkans (CD, World Village)
2014: Tamburocket (CD, Riverboat) - at worldmusic.net
2016: Live Wire (CD, Riverboat) - live album at worldmusic.net