Šun phrala (Listen, Brother)

Šun phrala (Listen, Brother)

This is one of many Roma folk songs director Ružena Klemparova learned in her childhood from her musician father.  It’s origins are unknown.  While many of those songs are about love, others like this one are about sadness and the hard realities of everyday...
Christmas Song: Vianoce Hrejú (Christmas Warms Us)

Christmas Song: Vianoce Hrejú (Christmas Warms Us)

Vianoce Hrejú (Christmas Warms Us) is a Slovak Christmas song written and made popular by the Slovak singer-songwriter Marian Cekovsky. This time of year (at least before COVID) most elementary schools present a Christmas program for parents and family… not...
Christmas Song: Šťastné a Veselé (Merry Christmas)

Christmas Song: Šťastné a Veselé (Merry Christmas)

For this year’s Christmas release, we offer you these two songs recorded by the Romano Hangos Band from Lunik IX in Kosice. Both of them are covers of popular Slovak Christmas songs. The first song, Šťastné a Veselé (Merry Christmas), is one you’ll hear in malls...