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Kelesh doncho (Macedonian)

from Mappamundi: World Music Our Way by Mappamundi

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Learned from a Polish choir, this song tells the true story of Doncho, who got tortured by the Turks to tell them about the insurgents. He had bombs hidden under the wheat in his cart. However, he told them nothing. Turns out that's because his "friends" hid the bombs without telling him. Poor Doncho.


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from Mappamundi: World Music Our Way, released December 10, 2000


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Mappamundi Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Folk music band plays "More-or-less traditional music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Previous Millennium." Vocals, lots of instruments, specializing in Eastern European music (Balkan, Slavic, Russian, Polish); Jewish music in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino; Celtic, British Isles and early American / Colonial music. And swing. ... more

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