Here's a collection of music in it's most natural state, in context and live. Hope you enjoy.
From a Serbian bar, here's Aca Nikolic Cergar:
Serbia again, looks like a backstage rehearsal at the Guca Festival with Demiran Cerimovc Orkestar, that year's winner:
Another Guca favorite, Vranjski Biserli playing a very upbeat Edersedzli on a morning talk show
Here's an inpromyu street jam with some out of towners in Vranska Banja, home to many fine brass band players in Serbia. Come with me now to old Mexico, the State of Sinaola in fact, home of the big brass Bandas. Sit in on this rehearsal of Banda Libertad de Guamichil (and dig the tuba player who kills it!)
Follow me down to the beach with the Buccaneer Band of Mazatlan.
Here's a Son Jarocho band tackling one of my all time favorite numbers, El Cascabel! In my heaven, harps sound like this:
Well, I think this is what happens when two ditsy French chicks pick up a couple of Romanian Lautari and head back to the hotel. I think...
Here's what looks to ba a social gathering of some sort in Romania, street music provided by the Fanfara din Toflea.
Further East, at least I think, here's the scene at a Moldavian Wedding. Screw the band, let's see those dancers. Sirba!!
Ah, the mariachis of Romania. A little table music?
Here's as fine an example of a Romanian a village taraf as you will find. This could have been filmed 100 years ago.Cristi Geagu Catâroiu on lead violin.
Welcome to the living room of the Pavlovic Family, where daddy Branko plays the hell out of the brac!!
We all owe a great debt to these folks wwho are giving these little glimpses into their world. Hopefully with technology like this, we can put aside the lie of otherness between peoples and we can finally recognize everyone as brothers in the family of man. That's my dancing prayer.