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           The Folkloric Collection of the Institute of Language and Literature: EAP1045




           Expediția folclorică din august (1-31) 1966 în raionul Cotovschii (Folkloric expedition of August (1-31) 1966 from Cotovschii district)

Folkloric species:

           biographical stories (povestiri biografice), Gypsy dances (dansuri ţigăneşti), alienation songs (cântece de înstrăinare), destiny songs (cântece de soartă), love songs (cântece de dragoste)

Item Description:

           Male and female singers sing or play solo songs in Romanian, or narrate biographical stories. The creations are biographical stories, Gypsy dances, alienation songs (cântece de înstrăinare), destiny songs (cântece de soartă), love songs (cântece de dragoste). Songs 3, 4, 6 are performed using a harmonica (muzicuță) only, song 2 - using Jew's harp. For other songs there are no musical instruments used. List of creations: left track: 1. Povestiri din timpul războiului (oral stories from war, continuation of story nr. 1 from right track, side 2); right track: 1. Povestiri din timpul războiului (oral stories from war, unfinished) (neterminată, oprită la cuv. „am fugit”); 2. Trei melodii populare interpretate la drâmbă (tree melodies played with Jew's harp/a small, lyre-shaped musical instrument); 3. Dans țigănesc (melodie la armonică de gură - Gipsy dance - a melody played with mouth harmonica); 4. Un buchet de melodii interpretate la armonica de gură (some melodies performed by using mouth harmonica); 5. Bătrânețe, haine grele (sorrow destiny song - unfinished). 6. Dans țigănesc (melodie la muzicuță - Gipsy dance - a melody played with mouth harmonica); 7. Auzit-am prin bătrâni (alienation song); 8. Foaie verde trei gheorghine (destiny/love song).

Performance/Interviewee Note:

           Male narrator recounts in a free personal maaner, without any instrumental accompaniment (stories 1 (left track) and 1 (right track). Male singer play the mouth harmonica (muzicuță) (songs 3, 4, 6: right track) and using Jew's harp (drâmbă) (song 2: right track). Male and female singers sing without any instrumental accompaniment (songs 5, 7, 8: right track).



Performer Permission:

           Verbally expressed permission. No written proof.

Contributor 1: Cioban, Vladimir Petrovici Contributor 1 role: Narrator, male: story 1 (left track): story 1 (right track)
Contributor 2: Canțâr, Ivan Fiodorovici Contributor 2 role: Instrument player, male: harmonica, melodies 3, 4, 6; Jew's harp: song 2; singer, male: song 5
Contributor 3: Pamfil, Ana Contributor 3 role: Singer, female (16 years old): song 7, 8

Date of original recording:



           33 min. 48 sec.


          Ciobanu, I. D.; Junghietu, E.


           The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, The Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova; nowadays The Republic of Moldova

Recording location (Localitate):

           Bujor (Hânceşti; R. Moldova), Şişcani (Nisporeni; R. Moldova), Ruseştii Noi (Ialoveni; R. Moldova)

Recording district (Raion):

           Cotovschii (Hînceşti)

Recording location:

           Stories 1 (left track) and 1 (right track): Bujor village, Cotovschii district; songs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (right track): Șișcani village, Cotovschii district; songs 7, 8 (right track): Ruseștii Noi village, Cotovschii district.



Music category/genre:

           Lyric songs, instrumental melodies, oral stories

Recording notes:

           Two tracks are recorded in the recording; recording cuts off before the end of the performance (left track: recording is a continuation of story nr. 1 from right track; right track: war story 1 was stoped at words: „am fugit”; right track: song 7 is unfinished).

Accompanying images:

           CEAP1045_1_015_1.jpg; CEAP1045_1_015_2.jpg


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