Since antiquity, beliefs, rites, songs, dances and music have always been conveyed by the popular classes of the country, the peasantry. They are both custodians and guardians. At the same time, the songs of the Byzantine Empire, from the countries of the East and from Egypt, as early as the fourth century spread like wildfire through all the countries of Europe (a Christian world), even after 1453, which marks the fall of Constantinople and the entry into Europe of the Ottomans.
Ambience Introduction Track 1: Serbian-Romanian Rumba 4’38
This month, we depart from the banks of the Bosphorus to the west of the Carpathians. This mountain range extends across Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Greece, however, which lies at the extreme south-east of the Balkans, interests us first of all in that the music from Byzantium, as we mentioned last month, will undergo a significant Greek influence.
UNITED ARTS CLUB
3, Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7.30 pm