34024RE: [Slovak-World] The Slovak Cymbalom
- Sep 24, 2012OK Vilko, have a cup of coffee and let's get it straight - cymbals are those metal platters you crash together, cymbalom is the stringed instrument like a harpsichord!
In Slovakia, was the cymbalom earlier a Gypsy/urban instrument, which later spread to Slovak musicians? (In Poland. it was earlier a Jewish urban instrument that spread to Polish village bands in the Rzeszow area in the late 19th century.)
From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William C. Wormuth
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Chuck Norris vs The Slovak Cymbal
Awwww, c'mon Ben,
Can't you come up with any more Gypsies to play. I'll look hard to find a Slovak who actually plays the traditional Cigansky instrument called a Fujar.
I posted the message statement that Americans think the Cymbal to be a "Gypsy" instrumentand wanted all here to know it was not exclusive to the Romi so not only did you post Romi playing but even them singing in their own language.
By the way you forgot the Farkash family who played in Vienna when I first went to Slovakia in 1971. They not only played, EXCLUSIVLY for me in the Restaurant Slovakia but Got me drunk on Slivovica and fed me a Big Dinner.
When I left the place and staggered toward my hotel, I heard the beautiful music again and staggered into the Hungarian restaurant. after a few peices of music I staggered up and asked if they knew any SLOVAK songs I was then physically removed with words NEM, NEM, NEM,... Buta toth. I think the latter means "Saintly person". :o) :o) :o)
Forever and ever, AMEN!
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