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Onga Bucharesti

Posted by andyrubin, written by Dave Tarras


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Size: 2,579kb, uploaded 1/5/2007 12:04:48 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Ongas are 2/4 line dances popular in Bessarabia. The great klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras wrote this one for Andy Statman, who recorded it in 1992. We learned it from the Irish traditional group DeDannan on their 1987 "Ballroom" album. It appears on our "And I in the Uttermost West" CD, with Annette Brodovsky on fiddle (both tracks), Felipe Ferraz on guitar, Lou Ann Weiss on bass and me on clawhammer banjo.

4 comments on “Onga Bucharesti”

Don Borchelt Says:
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 @8:31:01 PM

The banjo is fluent in all languages, in the right hands.   This is amazing, really amazing.

mainejohn Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 @8:36:12 PM

A refreshing departure from the conventional. Thanks for sharing tis great rendition!

frailin Says:
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 @5:35:24 PM

Dang, this is fun!!


Cathy Moore Says:
Friday, June 1, 2007 @2:40:18 PM

The banjo works great in this piece--the perfect sound.

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