A nice macedonian song in 7/8-measure.
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This is from an accordion sheet book:
Eastern European Folk Tunes
Herausgeber: Merima Kljuco
33 Folklorestücke für Akkordeon
Ausgabe: Ausgabe mit CD
Sprache: englisch - französisch - deutsch
Reihe: Schott World Music
Bestell-Nr.: ED 12887
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general information about this type of song, rhythm, dance:
Čoček (Albanian çyçek/qyqek, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian čoček/чочек, pronounced "cho'-chek"; compare Macedonian чочек, Bulgarian кючек (kyuchek or kyutchek)) is a musical genre and dance that emerged in the Balkans during the early 19th century. It features prominently in the repertoire of many Romani brass bands.
Čoček originated from Ottoman military bands, which at that time were scattered across the region, mostly throughout Serbia, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Romania. That led to the eventual segmentation and wide range of ethnic sub-styles in čoček. Čoček was handed down through the generations, preserved mostly by Roma ("Gypsy") minorities, and was largely practiced at village weddings and banquets.
Čoček is especially popular among the Muslim Rom and Albanian populations of Kosovo and Metohia, South Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia.[dubious – discuss] When Tanec first came to America in 1956, they performed čoček as a Muslim woman’s dance, "Ќupurlika" from Titov Veles.
The kyuchek, as a common musical form in the Balkans (primarily Bulgaria and Macedonia), is typically a dance with a 9/8 time signature; two variant forms have the beats divided 2-2-2-3 and 2-2-3-2. (This latter meter is sometimes referred to as "gypsy 9".) Roma musicians living in areas of the former Yugoslavia have broadened the form to include variations in 4/4 and 7/8.
In the international folk dance community, čoček is danced to many melodies. Dances in the čoček genre include Jeni Jol and Sa Sa.
Jazz composer and musician Dave Brubeck was influenced by čoček-type tempos. For example, "Blue Rondo à la Turk", from the Time Out album, was written following a 9/8 and 4/4 pattern.
Čoček means "foal". The Osmans had joung boys - sometimes dressed as woman - dancing at their royal courts, nowadays called "bellydance, oriental dance". Dancers were no muslims but greek, armenians, jews and gypsies - amongst them were turks, but most of these minority groups were performing this dance originated in the 17. century. With the osmans this dance/music spread all over balkans accompanied by clarinet, Džumbuš (banjo-violin) and later Oud and Tarabuka (darabuka, darbouka). At Turkey the dance was performed solo and at balkans as a group dance.
Čoček bedeutet "Fohlen" - bei den Osmanen tanzten ihn junge Burschen bei höfischen Tänzen. Heute nennt man ihn ʻBauchtanz' und "Orientalischer Tanz', getanzt ausschließlich von Jungs - manchmal auch als Frauen verkleidet, keine Muslime, aber Griechen, Armenier, Juden und Zigeuner. Darunter waren auch Türken, aber überwiegend diese Minderheiten führten den Tanz auf, der sich im 17. Jahrhundert entwickelte. Mit den Osmanen kam die Musik dann in den Balkan begleitet von Calgia-Musikern. Calgia nannte man damals das Orchester mit Klarinette, Džumbuš - etwa Banjo-Geige - und später kam noch die Oud und Tarabuka (Darbuka) hinzu. In der Türkei wurde vorwiegend solo - auf dem Balkan in der Gruppe getanzt..
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