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by Budd Kopman
Put Our Village in the player. As the music comes pouring out, you close your eyes and try to envision where you are being transported. This is folk music, and the musical modes imply the Balkans, or somewhere around the Black Sea, as do the odd-beat meters, but there is also a klezmer element mixed with other Middle East sounds, and finally, a sense of flamenco. It turns out that you are nowhere but in Brooklyn, New York ...read more