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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Earth Ear

Air Date: Week of December 16, 2011

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Bagpipes and bells echo through a small village in Greek Macedonia during their winter festival.

Transcript

GELLERMAN: Bagpipers lead the crowd down the winding streets of this village in Greek Macedonia. Boys and men follow, wearing bells on their traditional costumes.
Steven Feld recorded their pipes, bells and whistles for his CD “Bells & Winter Festivals, Greek Macedonia.”

[SOUNDS: Steven Feld “Festival Parade at Kali Vrissi” from Bells And Winter Festivals of Greek Macedonia (Smithsonian Records 2002). - VOICES YELLING, DRUMS, PIPES, CLANKING OF BELLS, WHISTLES]

 

 

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