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Turkmen Epic Singing Köroglu 

The history of Köroglu is that of the oldest Turkmen epic. It is so long that no bard knows the whole text. A few extracts from its 209 verses are presented here in sequence by different bards. 

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Illustrating his song in a highly realistic manner by interjections and imitations of sounds, the bard is accompanied on the lute and viol.

Recorded in 1988 - 1991
Slawomira Zeranska-Komine

Track list

1. Kheiran eiledi She overwhelmed me with the fire of love

3’39

2. Ovazy geldi The voice is heard

4’14

3. Airlymadymy? Haven’t they split up?

4’41

4. Ovezdzhan

4’36

5. Gümmür-gümmürlendi Montains are trembling

4’41

6. Getirgin Bring them here

3’15

7. Chapar arlaya-arlaya A horse leaping ,neighing

3’57

8. Soltanym Your majesty

4’47

9. Mama seni To you grand mother

3’13

10. Bar-da, mama dzhan, khabaryng ber Go grandmother fech the world to them

3’08

11. Uchup geldim I came back on wings

3’59

12. Bezirgen

4’18

13. Agam seni To you my brother

6’11

14 Geldinggmi? Are you back again?

4’51


Total duration:


61'

AUVIDIS/UNESCO
D8213
Anthology of Traditional Musics






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