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Audio Recording Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3

Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3

About this Item

Title

  • Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3

Names

  • March, Richard, 1946- (Collector)
  • Buling, Tale (Interviewee)
  • Buling, Alexander (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 1977

Headings

  • -  Slavic Americans
  • -  Songs
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Illinois -- Chicago

Genre

  • Songs
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Tale & Alexandra Buling
  • -  Part 3 of a 5-part recording session with the Macedonian American singers Tale and Alexandra Buling; the project numbers assigned to the tapes suggest that the two sides of the audiocassette (call numbers AFC 1981/004: AFS 20693a and AFS 20693b) were recorded first, with the three open-reel tapes (AFC 1981/004 AFS 20694, AFS 20695, and AFS 20696) recorded second (possibly on June 3, 1977); in all of the recordings, the Bulings discuss the songs and the circumstances in which they would be found or would have been created in their native Macedonia. Content outlined in post-fieldwork notes includes stories of working in Macedonia, in the fields, and about songs that occur in work settings, the creation of a new song in the hills; personal history of Tale Buling, his roots; song followed by translation; story includes fertility ritual, women planting the plant of fertility on a stone and watering it with tears; same song repeated, longer version, with more of the song's story; Tale Buling talks about different styles of song and about partisan songs; sings a brief partisan song; tells story of the previous song, pertains to the period of Turkish domination; additional discussion of Turkish domination; story of the previous song and discussed the entomology of personal names; song with a story about a popular Macedonian hero who fought the Turks; discussion of songs of assimilation to the Turkish rule, a beautiful Macedonian girl who is propositioned by the Turkish sultan and turns him down at the cost of her own life; song sung with Alexandra Buling providing harmony, translation of the text; tape restarted as the next song is in progress, the duet is interrupted for explanations.

Medium

  • audiotape reel, 7 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20694
  • MBRS Shelflist: RXA 1054
  • Field Project Identifier: CH77-T171-R

Source Collection

  • Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

March, Richard, Tale Buling, and Alexander Buling. Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3. Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20694/.

APA citation style:

March, R., Buling, T. & Buling, A. (1977) Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3. Chicago, Illinois, June 2. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20694/.

MLA citation style:

March, Richard, Tale Buling, and Alexander Buling. Interview and singing of Macedonian folk songs by Tale Buling and Alexandra Buling, Chicago, Illinois, part 3. Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20694/>.