"Dance of the Mother" is a celebration of Gypsy and Balkan Folk Music from Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia. The heart spirited album title “Dance of the Mother” is an English translation of the Serbian Gypsy title track of the CD, which captures the richness & fullness of the Balkan Gypsy music sound of the band.
Weaving together some classic Gypsy/Romani repertoire with some less well known but beautiful works this evocative and bold album has been carefully crafted to touch a deep primordial part of everyone.
In wanting to share the love for folklorique sounds in a contemporary scene with everyone Malini Chidzey was inspired to transcribe some older traditional works.
To make the album something extraordinary to listen to Babaganoush invited special guest Stefan Noceveski to record with us. He has created some exquisite & heart-warming sounds to the album which has added some contrast to a couple of tracks. His very traditional Macedonian trumpet ornamentation has given the album a great presence which listeners sure will appreciate.
The diversity of music Babaganoush has recorded includes: Gypsy/Romani & Balkan music from Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Macedonia & Turkey.
Babaganoush musicans: Malini Chidzey (violin, vocals), Andre Vikas (clarinet), Stephen Stanisic (piano accordion), Tom Lee (double bass) & Byron Triandafyllidis (darbuka, percussion, bouzouki, vocals).
Special guest trumpeter: Stefan Noceveski
released May 5, 2019
SoNiCTEMPLe: Engineered by Goran Veljanoski
Recorded and Mixed by Goran Veljanoski
Produced by Goran Veljanoski and Babaganoush
Assistant Engineer (Protools operator) Shamai Rogers
Mastering: Ryan Tews
Filming: Rodney Dekker
Photos and filming: Lauren Gould
Artwork: Lucy Pierce "Listening at the Loom of Her Love"
Album layout and design: Stephen Stanisic
Thankyous: A BIG HEARTY THANKYOU to all the POZIBLE SUPPORTERS who made this album possible to record & produce.
Keith & Cher Chidzey, Jordan Strbac, Minka & A'isha Strbac, Judd Zekas (website), Roger Holdsworth from PBS Radio, Charlie Gaultier from Charley Horse, Alinta Chidzey & Remco Keijzer, Ruby Paskas, Lauren Gould, Sarah Turner, Monique, Monique Zytnik, Volga Tunca, Dannie McKenzie, Frances Evans, Galata Express, Andrew Darling, Leanne Hall, Lindy Schneider, Estebaan Cortez Dante (Steve Phillips), Claire Garrett, Eleftherios Lee Koumarianos (photography) Hugo Spiceland (RRR radio), Stanisic family, Jim & Joy Vikas
Babaganoush combines the best Gypsy & Balkan Music from Eastern Europe to tantalise you with their spicy melodies & hot
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