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34032Re: The Slovak Cymbalom

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  • Greg
    Sep 26, 2012
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      Prior to breakup of Czechoslovakia, the former country issued
      some interesting stamps with musical instruments.

      Look at eBay auction 370648983023

      Greg


      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Armata, Joseph R" <armata@...> wrote:
      >
      > OK 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.)
      >
      > Joe
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William C. Wormuth
      > Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 1:03 AM
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > 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!
      >
      > Z Bohom,
      >
      > Vilko
      >
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