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Ivan Tchijevsky - More Latin Than Soviet

More Latin Than Soviet
Ivan Tchijevsky - More Latin Than Soviet

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Tracklisting :
01. Alexander Tartakovsky Group - The Birthday (1973)
02. Constantin Orbelyan Orchestra - Ritmical Improvisations (1980)
03. Disco Orchestra - Caravan (1980)
04. Rhapsody Orchestra - Rhapsody In Blue (1979)
05. Vakhtang Kakhidze Group - Carly & Carole (1979)
06. Constantin Dubenko - On The Journey (1983)
07. Kamerton Ensemble - Carnival (1970)
08. Allegro Ensemble - Holiday (1984)
09. Kadans - Morning Samba (1986)
10. Barometer - Frost & Sun (1983)

Note : In Soviet Union there is only one label - Melody Records...

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Info (english) :
Latin-American rhythms have always been fascinating and widely spread across the world. And the Soviet Union was no exception. It’s quite possible to say that in the former times, USSR had lowered the iron curtain to let all that cultural information slip through, and it was perceived in the right way. Many records, soundtracks to soviet films were influenced a lot by those Latin-American rhythms. Here you can easily spot the cortege of the carnival samba or afro-cuban flavors, sometimes it’s even hard to believe that all of that was recorded in the snowy Moscow, in Caucasus, somewhere near the Baltic sea, and a really old movie with a rhythmical samba of the 70th accidentally played on TV was shot somewhere in Crimea.
The uniqueness of the provided material lies in what is called the "globalization of music", when for example we come across a soviet versions of compositions made by Gershwin, Mendes, Deodato, national songs of Latin America, which were originally recovered and recomposed by people living on the other side of the continent. For example by Russians, Jews, Georgians, Armenians, Uzbeks, Latvians and Estonians – the nations which are quite unfamiliar with Latin-American culture. Isn’t that really a multinational thing?
Without a doubt, we must refer this fact to a positive process of the dialogue civilisations and look at this cultural layer as a heritage of an ex, in former times - unified soviet culture. And besides, it is not supposed to consider those processes from a viewpoint of some kind of special, integrant power of the Soviet Union, or as a mighty, not long ago, geopolitical unit or a commonly revolutional opinion in Latin America and USSR. Everything is pretty simple. For example, a lot of the presented artists in the podcast are just really good friends of my family and close relatives, who, as us, used to meet with each other and play or listen to good music. Ivan Tchijevsky - Moscow, 2007

Info (portuguese) :
Os ritmos latino-americanos sempre haviam sido fascinantes e globalmente espalhados. E União Soviética não foi uma exceção. E possível dizer que antigamente a URSS havia baixado a Cortina de Aço para toda essa informação cultural entrar, que depois foi recebida direito. Muitas gravações e trilhas sonoras dos filmes soviéticos foram influenciadas muito pelos ritmos latino-americanos. Aqui vocês podem facilmente perceber o samba do Carnaval ou ritmos afro-cubanos e apenas acreditar que todo isso foi gravado no meio de Moscou coberta de neve, no Cáucaso, em algum lugar perto do mar Báltico, assim como um filme feito na década dos 70 em Crimea tem o samba típico brasileiro.
O material musical que e representado aqui e único que pode ser explicado pela globalização musical, quando por exemplo nos encontramos as versões soviéticas de canções de Gershwin, Mendes, Deodato, canções populares latino-americanas, que foram originalmente refeitas por pessoas que moram no outro lado do Mundo. Por exemplo, por os russos, judeus, georgianos, armênios, uzbeqs, latvianos e estonianos – as nações que são bastante infamiliares com cultura latino-americana. E realmente uma coisa multinacional, ne?
Sem duvida devemos explicar esse fato pelo processo de dialogo de civilizações, e ver esse movimento musical como patrimônio da cultura soviética. Isso não foi uma conseqüência do poder geopolítico da URSS que já se tornou historia, ou semelhança do movimento esquerdista em América Latina e ideologia da União Soviética. Todo e bastante simples. Por exemplo, muitos dos artistas e músicos apresentados nesse podcast são bons amigos da minha família e os meus parentes, que encontravam para passar tempo juntos e ouvir uma musica boa. Ivan Tchizhevsky - Moscow, 2007


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arne arne ·  22 May 2007, 18:01

thanks - great stuff!

boaz boaz ·  22 June 2007, 06:16

cool stuff! wow u did a great job... again!

Compositeur de Musique Compositeur de Musique ·  14 September 2007, 06:46

merci à toi pou rles img ;)

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