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STAND UP PEOPLE / VLAX / ASPHALT TANGO

Calgija, Romani, Gypsy, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo,Test Pressing, Reviews, On The Rebound, Dr Rob, Stand Up People, Vlax, Asphalt Tango, Balkans, Esma Redzepova, Saban Bajramovic,

An amazing collection of music, that you`re not gonna find anywhere else. Recordings from the Balkans, the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, now Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, & Kosovo, dating from 1964 to 1980. Recordings that preserve the voice allowed to the Roma gypsies under Josip Broz Tito. A voice that explored Slavic Folk, Turkish Song, and the travelling people`s North Indian roots.

More Adriatic and Aegean than Mediterranean, but the Ottoman-influenced Calgija and the Gitano`s Flamenco are only geographic variations on a common cry of those traditionally oppressed and persecuted. They share blue horns and torero rhythms. Everything here is carried on the click of heels, if not castanets.

A recommended resident for every Balearic warm-up DJ`s Box.

Vlax can be found here, and Asphalt Tango can be found here

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