24 October: Călineşte, Nicolae Amarandei

Nicolae Amarandei, village fiddler. He was humble, surprised that someone would be interested enough in his playing to come out to his place. His home is beautiful, cozy and welcoming, he and his wife insisted that we stay for a meal and a shot of ţuica, moonshine made in the country, mostly by the people who drink it. It varies a lot from the barely drinkable to pretty mellow. Can be habit-forming, when you come here you will drink some every time you visit someone in the country.

Armandei played some beautiful cîntece jale, sad mournful songs, and doine, another kind of mournful song.

Sound: Amarandei: Cîntec Jale

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