Three rich-voiced singers change our ideas about the capacities of women's voices: deep altos, rich in timbre and mastered to perfection. Each one of the three is a prominent solo performer with a rich authentic repertoire. By uniting their voices into songs it is as if they confirm the legend about the mythical Orpheus, born in the Rhodope Mountains.

The Rhodope songs are free, calm in the pentatonic which is characteristic of this region only, with prevailing love subjects. The singers from Rhodopea Kaba Trio illustrate to the best the song folklore of their native region. The composers' intervention has only enhanced the melodic characteristics of each of the songs without altering its authentic basis.

The improvisations of Evelina Balcheva (a celebrated jazz-singer) and the trio introduce yet another curious detail in the overall traditional sounding. These are masterfully shaped out improvisations, showing some popular folk songs in a new, even exotic light.

KABA TRIO RHODOPEA FOLK SONGS, VOL.1

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  • Track Listing

    [1] Sobrali sa se, sobrali - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 2'16"

    [2] Tornal Todyu - * * * 2'22"

    [3] Rositse, rusa devoyko - arr. Ivan Kirishev 3'04"

    [4] Minka e rano stanala - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 1'13"

    [5] Brala moma rouja tsvete - arr. Ivan Kirishev 2'40"

    [6] Mitro, Mitro - * * * 1'17"

    [7] Oti mi, lyube, snoshta ni doyde - arr. Ivan Kirishev 2'46"

    [8] Two Songs from Zagrajden - arr. Ivan Kirishev 2'00"

    [9] Poustono ludo i mlado - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 1'37"

    [10] Karay, maycho - * * * 1'37"

    [11] Petline peyot, lyube - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 2'16"

    [12] Mari mome - arr. Anka Kapitanova 0'59"

    [13] Nadpevat se malki momi - arr. Atanas Kapitanov 0'55"

    [14] Kalina sedi v gradina - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 1'25"

    [15] A bre, yunache - * * * 1'33"

    [16] Mari Rado - music Nikolay Stoykov 1'31"

    [17] Zashivay, maycho, zategay - arr. Tsvetan Georgiev 3'05"

    [18] Gaydine sviryat - * * * 1'34"

    [19] Zashtim ne minesh, sevdinko - arr. Ivan Kirishev 2'09"

    [20] Tornalo mi e smolyansko vaklo devoyche - arr. Ivan Kirishev 1'55"

    [21] Ne sohni, sortse - arr. Ivan Kirishev 2'19"

    DDD 42'04''

  • KABA TRIO RHODOPEA

    Christina Lyutova, Verginia Ovcharova, Mariana Pavlova
    Improvisation and vocal: Ivelina Balcheva