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Artists by Country

Artists who sound Eastern European but are from other areas are at the bottom.

Hungary
Kalman Balogh, Kalman Lendvay, Kalyi Jag, Ferenc Santa, Romanyi Rota, Besh o Drom, Kanizsa Csillagai, Ando Drom, Kerekes, Sandor Lakatos, Sondorgo (Yugoslavian in style) , Rila (Bulgarian in style).

Bulgaria
Bulgari, Ibro Lolov, Ivo Papasov, Yuri Yunakov, Yves Moreau's field recordings, Trio Bulgarka, Song of the Crooked Dance (early 1900s compilation), Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian State Women's Choir; another link), Pirin Folk Ensemble, Theodossii Spassov, Yasko Argirov, Traditional Songs and Dances from Bulgaria (ARC Recordings)

 

Macedonia
Kocani Orkestar, Esma Redzepova

 

Romania
Fanfare Ciocarlia, Taraf de Haidouks, Maria Tanase (1930s answer to Edith Piaf)

 

Serbia
Jova Stojiljkovic Besir, Orkestar Slobodan Salijevic, Srbija: Sounds Global discs one, two and three, Tamburaski Orkestar, Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar, Emir Kusturica's No Smoking Orchestra, Mica Petrovic, Slonovski Bal

 

Bosnia
Saban Bajramovic, Goran Bregovic, Bjelo Dugme (Bregovic's early band)

 

Czech Republic
Cechomor (with Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke), Gothart (Balkan in style), Cilagos (gypsy), Vera Bila and Kale (also gypsy)

 

Georgia (only across the Black Sea from Bulgaria and fascinating, so...)
Elessa, Anchiskhati Choir, Georgika, Kavkasia, Drinking Horns and Gramophones: First Recordings (1902 - 1914), Ensemble Mzetamze, Rustavi Choir

 

Artists from other areas
Kitka (female choir from San Francisco), Erdogan Orkestar (Balkan brass from Sweden), Zlatne Uste (US band with Serbian style brass)

 

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