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Fujarové nôty (bez spevu)
Fujara Tunes (no vocals)



01. Daniel Mudrak - Sanoval sa vtak vtakovi
02. Michal Filo - Takie sa tie hory
03. Lubomir Paricka - A ja tak, a ja tak
04. Pavel Bielcik - Rozohra - Bodaj skäzu vzali - Hrmelo, prsälo
05. Marian Plavec - Precoze ma môj baca klial, Nelejte, nelejte
06. Pavel Bielcik, Martin Kubinec, Jan Krotak - Rozfuky - Pomaly, ovecky
07. Pavel Bielcik - Svietila zornicka
08. Jan Krotak - Rozfuk - Bodaj skazu vzala - Pust ma, baca
09. Lubomir Paricka - Fujera, fujera
10. Marian Plavec - Ked sme vysli na Polanu
11. Jan Kulfas, Michal Filo, Daniel Mudrak - Kamarati moji - Zlapali Janika
12. Jan Krotak, Martin Kubinec - Na vrch na Polane
13. Jan Kulfas - Precoze ma môj baca klial
14. Lubomir Paricka - Môj otec bol dobry pytliak
15. Jan Kulfas, Michal Filo, Daniel Mudrak - Fujarove ozveny
16. Roman Malatinec - Vysli chlapci, vysli
17. Jozef Sulaj - Otec môj, otec môj
18. Milan Rusko - Pust ma, baca
19. Michal Palko - Rozfuk a odzemok
20. Jan Cerovsky - Spoza vrch Polany
21. Tibor Koblicek a Datelinka pod vedenim Ondreja Molotu - Keby ja bol vedel - Nelejte, nelejte


 Fujara is a typical Slovak folk music instrument. Its origin is in the Podpolanie region. It is an awesome overtone flute of four to seven feet in length made from wood. Fujara is among the 43 new masterpieces designated as UNESCO heritage items on November 2005.

 F U J A R A

overtone bass flute

» simple (and) fascinating «

Fujara is over five feet (1.7m) long, deep-bass folk flute of Slovak shepherds. Cherished in the seclusion of slovakian mountains, Fujara preserved over centuries as simple as it was in the beginning. Fujara flute uniquely combines a natural, easy to learn playing technique and an amazing voice!

The Fujara, an extremely long flute with three finger holes played by Slovak shepherds, is regarded an integral part of the traditional culture of Central Slovakia. 
The main tube of the flute has a length of 160 to 200 cm and is connected to a shorter tube of 50 to 80 cm through which the airflow is channeled to the edge of the large bass flute. The sound is characterised by a special roughness, mainly in the high calling motifs and the “mumbling” sound of the deep registers. The melancholic and rhapsodic music is structured according to the content of the songs, related to the shepherds’ daily life and their work. The repertoire of the Fujara is based on melodies determined by the technical acoustic features of the instrument. The performance starts with a mixolydic “blow-up”, which indicatesthe start of a performance. The repertoire also consists of the sound of a stream, the gurgle of a wellspring and other sounds of nature imitated by the Fujara music. The Fujara is not just a musical instrument, but also an artefact of great artistic value due to its highly elaborate, individual ornamentation.

In the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Fujara became known and appreciated beyond the shepherds’ use. Through festivals, the instrument played by musicians from the Podpol’anie region gained recognition and popularity throughout Slovakia. The Fujara is played at various occasions throughout the year, but mainly from spring to autumn, by shepherds and by professional musicians at festivals, namely in the cities of Detva, Dýchodná, Hel’pa, Kokava and Rimavicou.
During recent decades the role of the Fujara has changed from an everyday context to the performance at exceptional events, such as at festivals or in a private environment. The communist era and the political developments in the 1990s have caused significant social, cultural and economic changes. Young people especially have become increasingly estranged from traditional folk art. Despite a lack of support, individual initiatives have been trying to safeguard the Fujara instrument and its music.



Anonymous said...

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Miguel said...

Hola KaByLoFeeL ; )

not here, but send me your email (I won't publish it) I lost it.

See U : )