Global Notes: Local Macedonian ‘show and tells’ the zurla

January 18, 2012

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Blagoj Lamnjov introduces WBEZ to the zurla.

On today's Global Notes, we encounter the zurla, a wooden horn with a big sound. Local musician Blagoj Lamnjov plays some folk songs on this one-of-a-kind Balkan wind instrument. Originally from Macedonia, Blagoj is a graduate student of performance at Roosevelt University.

 

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Watch this video of Blagoj Lamnjov demonstrating how the zurla works: