Balkan Journeys Close to Home / Various
Every so often a special recording arrives in your life. You realize from the first listening that it is something you will revisit over the months and years ahead. 'Balkan Journeys Close to Home' is such an album. -Ron McRae,Consultant Producer, Performing Arts Balkan Journeys is a moveable feast of virtuosity and dementia, a must-have for fans of pan-Turkish music. -Dirty Linen, April & May 2000 Album Comments: Traditional Turkish, Macedonian, Yugoslavian and Rom folk songs are brought together on this compilation by Canadian folk artist to recreate the sound of the Balkans in the New World. These rollicking tunes raise a glass of Mastika to celebrate life, love - requited and unrequited - and the power of song and dance to dissolve borders and distance.