Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Music Blogging

4 comments:

Anthony McCarthy said...

Great post. I followed up on some of their other You Tubes, the one with the long penny whistle instrument really makes me wish it was a clearer picture.

The one you posted, for some reason, reminds me of the old duo "Time Square Two". I don't think I've thougt of them in the past 38 years or so.

ERic said...

Loved the video. Would love to know where it's from. The 'hopa' implies Greek or generally Balkan, but I don't recognize the instruments.

Anyway, thanks for the fun little piece.

Phila said...

The 'hopa' implies Greek or generally Balkan, but I don't recognize the instruments.

It's from Kyrgyzstan, and the instrument is the komuz, which is a sort of lute with three strings.

Recordings available here.

Anonymous said...

You can tell they're from Kyrgystan from the guys' hats. Very distinctive.