World Music Exploration 2010/11 Week 15 - Traditional Russian Music

After a well deserved Christmas break, combined with some computer challenges, we continue our musical exploration this month with Russia. Kalinka is considered one of Russia's best known Russian folk songs. It was composed in 1860 by Ivan Larionov. Some translations say that "kalinka" means "little snowberry". Others translate it to "juniper berry".

I first heard Kalinka when I was a child, playing Tetris on my Gameboy.

Here is a video with people dancing and performing with traditional costumes and instruments:

I also stumbled upon this neat techno remix of this traditional folk song by Dj Tiesto

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