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Bagpipes Galore Episode 2

Bulgaria is host to two bagpipes: the djura gaida of Thrace and the kaba gaida of the Rhodope Mountains. During this episode you will have an insight on how to build a djura gaida and hear the master Petko Stefanov playing on the bagpipes he made. You will also hear how a Bulgarian gaidar can play in freezing temperatures and listen to 100 kaba gaidas playing together.

Thank you to Marie-Barbara Le Gonidec for her expertise.

Sedi Donka, Petko Stefanov, “The Magic of Bulgarian Gaida”, World Music Collection, 1999 PolySound Inc.

Makedonska Kitka, Petko Stefanov, “The Magic of Bulgarian Gaida”, World Music Collection, 1999 PolySound Inc.

Star svekar Yanka dumashe (Old father-in-law spoke to Yanka), Nikola Atanasov, “Bagpipe”, The Great Bulgarian Masters, StefKos Music SM0607107

Gaidarski Melodii (Bagpiper's Melody), 100 Kaba Gaida Orchestra, "The Magic of the Rhodope Mountains", Balkanton MK 4049/22.03.99

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