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  • New Colors in Bulgarian Wedding Music [Traditional Crossroads, 1997] A-

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New Colors in Bulgarian Wedding Music [Traditional Crossroads, 1997]
Unable to resist such an enticing title, I couldn't deny the frenetic high spirits it came with either. Soon I learned that "wedding music" is an insurgent genre favored by Gypsies and feared by Commies--and that the sax-wielding leader is a retired prize fighter who now makes his home in the Bronx. Do Muzsikás have beats like this? Ivo Papasov, even? Not that I've been able to notice. A-