Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ansambel Petra Finka - ZAPELJIVA SOSEDA

This polka performed by Ansambel Petra Finka (Peter Fink Ensemble) is a little bit different than others but very much fun and sings about a cheating young wife whose husband returned from a business trip a little bit too early. However, that unfortunate event made this couple's marriage much stronger: ZAPELJIVA SOSEDA (Seductive Neighbor).

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ansambel Petra Finka - RIBIČ

One more beautiful waltz by Ansambel Petra Finka (Peter Fink Ensemble) - RIBIČ (Fisherman).

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Donačka - USTVARJEN SI ZAME

Ansambel Donačka - USTVARJEN SI ZAME (You Were Made for Me)

An excellent group named after mount Donačka in Eastern Slovenia, near the town of Rogatec. These young musicians play beautiful music and the vocals are equally superb. Their singer and violin player, Barbara Žerjav is also this band's trademark.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ansambel Petra Finka - MORSKA PRAVLJICA

My favorite song by Ansambel Petra Finka (Peter Fink Ensemble) - MORSKA PRAVLJICA (Sea Fairy Tale) with lyrics about memories of a a young summer romance on the beach...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dobri Znanci - VENČEK NARODNIH

One of the bands that hasn't been around for years - Dobri Znanci (Good Acquaintances) with memebers: Franc Korbar (trumpet), Rado Rijavec (clarinet), Braco Koren (vocal), Janez Lužar (guitar), Janez Goršič (accordion), Branko Škruba (bass guitar) - performing VENČEK NARODNIH (Folk Medley). Great vocals!



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Šempetrski šopek - KAM LE ČAS BEŽI

I'm pretty sure this video was taken on Ivarčko jezero (Lake Ivarčko), Koroška region in Slovenia. I used to spend a lot of time there - and it looks like it hasn't changed much. To my greatest surprise I've also noticed the folklore group I used to be a member of - and that teal color dress is probably what I was dancing in during my teenage years with Pastirci folklore group from Podgorje.

Anyway, Šempetrski šopek (Šempeter's Bouquet) is playing an old song by Štirje kovači (The Four Blacksmiths), ensemble from Slovenj Gradec. I remember the lyrics of the tune but can't think of its title at the moment.

Actually, I think it's KAM LE ČAS BEŽI (Where is the Time Flying)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ansambel Škorpijoni - SAMO ROŽA SPOMNI ME

Another Slovenian band that I've never heard of before - Ansambel Škorpijoni (Scorpions Ensemble) - with beautiful waltz SAMO ROŽA SPOMNI ME (Flower Only Reminds Me). So much talent and love for "slovenska narodno-zabavna" music...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Harmonikarji glasbene šole Goličnik - BELO OBLEKO SI ŽE NOSILA

Young button accordion players, students of Goličnik musical school - Harmonikarji glasbene šole Goličnik - with a popular tune BELO OBLEKO SI ŽE NOSILA (You were already wearing the white gown). Just another proof how popular this kind of music is in Slovenia.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ansambel Slovenskih 6 - OHCET PO STAREM

Two songs by Ansambel Slovenskih 6 (Slovenian 6 Ensemble). The first one is polka OHCET PO STAREM (An Old Fashioned Wedding) and the second one is waltz - about love, of course! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Skupina Bum - V OSRČJU ŠALEŠKE DOLINE

A nice waltz about the town where I went to high school - Velenje in Šaleška dolina (Šaleška Valley). Once again - Skupina Bum (Group Boom) - V OSRČJU SALEŠKE DOLINE (In the Heart of Šaleška Valley). Enjoy!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Skupina Bum - ZDAJ VEM, KAJ JE LJUBEZEN

New to me, Slovenian Skupina Bum (Boom Group) with their polka video spot ZDAJ VEM, KAJ JE LJUBEZEN (Now I Know What Love Is)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Navihanke - ŠTUDENTSKA JE TEŽKA

Energetic Slovenian polka with all-girls band Navihanke (Naughty Girls) - about a difficult students' life with too much partying: ŠTUDENTSKA JE TEŽKA (Student's Life is Tough)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anambel Mikola - LJUBEZEN NA LADJI

Romantic Slovenian waltz about a secret love affair on the boat: Ansambel Mikola (Mikola Ensemble) - LJUBEZEN NA LADJI (Love on the Boat)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ansambel Svetlin - BELO OBLEKO SI ŽE NOSILA

Ansambel Svetlin (Svetlin Ensemble) with Stanko Petrič - BELO OBLEKO SI ŽE NOSILA (You were already wearing the white gown)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ansambel Trio Špica - NA MENINI PLANINI

Ansambel Trio Špica - NA MENINI PLANINI (On Menina Mount) - Slovenian polka

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ansambel Bitenc - POZDRAV KUKAVICE

Another band from Slovenia - Ansambel Bitenc (Bitenc Ensemble) with a beautiful waltz, titled POZDRAV KUKAVICE (Cuckoo's Greeting)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Skupina Malibu - CIGU MIGU

Skupina (group) Malibu from Slovenia - and their fun polka video spot: CIGU MIGU

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ansambel Petra Finka - NIKDAR ME NE BOŠ POLJUBIL

Slovenian "Ansambel Petra Finka" (Peter Fink Ensemble) - "NIKDAR ME NE BOŠ POLJUBIL" (You'll Never Kiss Me)



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