My Sephardi CD, detailed informations:

On the cover: Sephardi Jewish couple from Sarajevo in traditional clothing. Photo taken in 1900.

-on the CD label: relief from the Casa de Sefarad (Córdoba, Spain).

-in the text ornament in the courtyard of Casa de Sefarad; all three taken from Wikimedia Commons.

-on the back Igor Pomykalo, photo and the design of the whole by Giuliana Gerini.

 

01 “Noches, noches, buenas noches”/“Night, night, good night” - Sarajevo, Field Recording

(Canticas Sefardis-Archiv Production, Israel Katz, Field Recordings, V) 0:47

 

02 “Noches, noches…” Turbofiddle solo, R 2006 04:13

 

03 “De edad de kinzay anyoz”/“From the age of fifteen” – Turkey

(from the MC "Voice of the Turtle", Titanic Records 173, P 1989)

Turbofiddle (melody and drones), Koboz R 2006;

E-Cello, EML 2 Renaissance Field Drum R 2016 02:33

 

04.a “Hamisha Asar”/“Feast of fruits” – Sarajevo

(CD „Kantikas Di Mi Nona/ Songs of My Grandmother“ by Flory Jagoda (Flora Kabilio),

arr. Gerhard Graml/ I. Pomykalo)

 

04.b “Bre Sarica”/“Hey Sarica” (Sarah), – Turkey, Istanbul, Informant: Morris Saltiel,

(aus: Sephardisches Liederbuch, Edition Peters Nr. 10849.

Gesammelt und herausgegeben von Aron Saltiel und transkribiert von Joshua Horowitz).

Turbofidle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

EML Bagpipes, MEI 2 Djembe (Mozambique) and E-Cello R 2016 03:36

 

05 “Alevanta Djaco”/“Stand up, Djaco, and play” – Greece, Thessaloniki, David Saltiel

(same  source as no. 04 b.) Turbofiddle melody and drones, Koboz R 2006;

MEI 2: Bendir and Mediteranean Percussions R 2016 03:50

 

06 “Estas mesas tan hermosas”/“These beautiful tables” Bulgarian Wedding song; Sarajevo

(Kantes djudeo-espanyoles, Project Folklor de Kol Israel; CD Shaatnez by Ruth Yaakov Ensemble) Turbofiddle (melody and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2: Arab Flute, Bendir, Cajon, Cymbalum; E-Cello R 2016 03:27

 

07 “Majo, majo, majo”/“I grind, I grind and grind” – Turkey, Istanbul, Rachel Levy- Yurgaf

(same source as no. 04 b.) Medieval Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006 03:58

 

08.a “Alevanta Sultanachi”/“Get up, Sultanachi” – Bulgaria, R. Levy - Yurgaf

(same source as no. 04 b.)

 

08.b “Hija hermosa sin ventura” – Turkey, R. Levy - Yurgaf (same source as no. 04)

Turbofiddle melody and drones R 2006; MEI 2 Cajon, Cymbalum R 2016 03:41

 

09 “Bordjula, la mi Bordjula”/My Bordjula” – Sarajevo, Field Recording, Avraim Altarats

(Kantes djudeo-espanyoles, Project Folklor de Kol Israel)

10 “Bordjula, la mi Bordjula”, E-Cello solo R 2016 01:46

 

11.a “Rahelica baila”/“Rahelica dance” - ?

11.b “Quero y quero…”/“I want, I want…” ?

Medieval Rebec (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

EML Bagpipes, Bombo Leguero; E-Cello R 2016 02:30

 

12 “Yo en prizion”/“Me in the prison” - Israel

M. Fiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2 Djembe Modern R 2016 04:01

 

13 “La comida de la mañana”/“The breakfast of the morning” - Turkey 

M. Rebec (melody and drones) R 2006; E-Cello (low drones) R 2016 06:01

 

14.a “Esta es la rueda del mundo”/”This is the wheel of the World” – Andalusia

14.b “Estando una niña bordando corbatas” – Andalusia; both Arcadio de Larrea Palacin

M. Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006;  EML Kettle Drum; E-Cello R 2016 02:09

 

15 “Una sierta hija”/“A certain girl” – Greece, Thessaloniki, Moshe Halaua

(same source as no. 04 b.) M. Fiddle (multiple melodies) R 2007 03:32

 

16.a “Cascavela del amor”/“Serpent of Love” - Andalusia?

16.b “Hija mia mi querida”/“My daughter, my dear” - Andalusia

M. Rebec (melody and drones) and Koboz R 2006;

E-Cello, EML Traditional Soprano Recorder, MEI 2 Celtic Tenor Drum R 2016 02:58

 

17.a “Cante de parida”/“Song of the woman who has just given a birth” - Israel, Sarajevo

17.b “Con grande verguensa”/“With much modesty” - Turkey

E-Violin (melody and drones) R 2007; MEI 2 Mehmeda Percusions R 2016 02:23

 

18.a “Los caminos de Sirkedji”/“The streets of Sirkedji” – Turkey, Morris Saltiel

(same source as no. 04 b.)

18.b “Abre tu puerta serrada”/“Open your closed door” – Turkey, Sarajevo, R. Levy – Yurgaf (same source as no. 04 b.) M. Fiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2007 05:11

 

19.a “A sinyora novia”/ “To the lady bride” – Israel, Sarajevo

19.b “Ansina dize la muestra novia”/“So said our bride” – Turkey

(Kantes djudeo-espanyoles, Project Folklor de Kol Israel) E-Violin 1-3 R 2007;

MEI 2 Celtic Guitar, Bodhran; HSO Viole, Vcelli, Cbassi R 2016 02:48

 

20 “Camini por altas torres”/ - Sarajevo, Field Recording

(Canticas Sefardis-Archiv Production, Israel Katz, Field Recordings, V) 0:38

 

21 “Camini por altas torres”/“I walked past high towers”

M. Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006; MEI 2 Daires R 2016 03:55

 

22 “Y aunque yo ne vendi nada”/“Although I didn’t sell anything” - Morocco

Turbofiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

E-Violin Solo, EML Barbarian Frame Drum, MEI 2 Mediterranen Percussion R 2016 03:32

 

CD Rock (for the most pieces see the sources above):

01 “Dame la mano, Palomba”/“Give me your hand, my dove” - Turkey, Sarajevo,

R. Levy – Yurgaf (same source as no. 04 b.) Hammond Organ solo R 2016 01:43

 

2.a “A sinyora novia”/ “To the lady bride” – Israel

2.b “Ansina dize la muestra novia”/“So said our bride” - Turkey

E-Violin (multiple melodies) R 2007; Synths, Strings, Organ, E-Bass,

Real Strat, Percussions and Drums R 2016  03:29

 

03 “Alevanta Djaco”/“Stand up, Djaco, and play” - Greece

Turbofiddle (melody and drones) R 2006; MEI 2: Bendir and Mediterranean

Percussions, Brass, E-Piano, Synth, E-Guitars and Bass, Drums R 2016 03:50

 

04 “Noches, noches, buenas noches”/“Night, night, good night” – Sarajevo,

Turbofiddle solo R 2006; Xpand!2 Synth and EML 2 R 2016 04:43

 

05 “De edad de kinzay anyoz”/“From the age of fifteen” - Turkey

Turbofiddle (multiple melodies and drones), Koboz R 2006;

EML 2 Renaissance Field Drum, Wurlitzer, Xpand!2, El Bass and Drums R 2016  02:24

 

06.a “Hamisha Asar”/“Feast of fruits” – Sarajevo

06.b “Bre Sarica”/“Hey Sarica” - Turkey

Turbofidle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

EML Bagpipes, MEI 2 Djembe (Mozambique); E-Bass and Drums R 2016 03:36

 

07 “La comida de la mañana”/“The breakfast of the morning” - Turkey

M. Rebec (melody and drones) R 2007; Xpand!2 Synth R 2016 06:28

 

08 “Estas mesas tan hermosas”/“These beautiful tables” - Bulgaria and Sarajevo

Turbofiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2 Arab Flute, Bendir, Cajon, Cymbalum; Retrologue and Xpand!2 Synths R 2016 03:31

 

09 “Majo, majo, majo”/“I grind, I grind and grind” - Turkey

Medieval Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006; HSO Strings R 2016 04:44

 

10 “Complas de Purim”/“He who says, ‘give me, give me,” – Turkey and Sarajevo

Morris Saltiel (same source as no. 04 b.) Hammond Organ and drums R 2016  01:43

 

11.a “Cascavela del amor”/“Serpent of Love” - Andalusia?

11.b “Hija mia mi querida”/“My daughter, my dear” - Andalusia

M. Rebec (mel. and drones) R 2006;

Xpand!2 and other Synths, acoustic and E-Guitars, E-Bass and Drums R 2016 02:49

 

12 “Ni vo a comer”/“I will neither eat nor drink” – Sarajevo, Field Recording

(Canticas Sefardis-Archiv Production, Israel Katz, Field Recordings, V) 0:33

 

13 “Ni vo a comer”/“I will neither eat nor drink” - Sarajevo

Railboard (Chapman) Stick solo, R 2016  03:02

 

14.a “Rahelica baila”/“Rahelica dance” - ?

14.b “Quero y quero…”/“I want, I want…” ?

Medieval Rebec (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

EML Bagpipes, Bombo Leguero; El Bass and Drums R 2016 02:24

 

15.a “Alevanta Sultanachi”/“Get up, Sultanachi” – Bulgaria

15.b “Hija hermosa sin ventura” - Turkey

Turbofiddle melody and drones R 2006;

MEI 2 Cajon, Cymbalum; Real Strats, E-Bass and Drums R 2016 03:31

 

16 “Camini por altas torres”/“I walked past high towers” - Sarajevo

M. Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2 Daires, Xpand!2 Synth, E-Bass and Drums R 2016 03:55

 

17 “Yo en prizion”/“Me in the prison” - ?

M. Fiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2 Djembe Modern; E-Bass, Organ, EZ Keys Piano and Drums R 2016 04:00

 

18 “Y aunque yo ne vendi nada”/“Although I didn’t sell anything” - Morocco

Turbofiddle (multiple melodies and drones) R 2006;

MEI 2 Mediterranen Percussion, EML Barbarian Frame Drum; E-Violin and E-Cello Soli and

E-Bass, Organ and Drums R 2016 03:30

 

19.a “Esta es la rueda del mundo”/”This is the wheel of the World” – Andalusia

19.b “Estando una niña bordando corbatas” - Andalusia

M. Fiddle (melody and drones) R 2006; 

EML Kettle Drum; Padshop Pads, E-Bass and Drums R 2016 02:16

 

20.a “Cante de parida”/“Song of the woman who has just given a birth” – Israel and Sarajevo

20.b “Con grande verguensa”/“With much modesty” - Turkey

El violin (melody and drones) R 2007;

MEI 2 Mehmeda Percusions; Real Strat, Synths, E-Bass and  Drums R 2016 02:23

 

21 “Una sierta hija”/“A certain girl” - Greece

M. Fiddle (multiple melodies) R 2007;

Various Guitars, Piano, E-Bass and Percussions R 2016 03:45

 

22 “Albores lloram por lluvia”/“The trees are crying for rain” – Turkey,

Love song from Istanbul, R. Levy – Yurgaf (same source as no. 04 b.)

Hammond Organ and drums R 2016 03:07

 

R=Recorded in the year

KOL Israel = The Voice of Israel, Collection of songs in the National Library of Israel

Drums: Toontrack EZ and Superior Drums, Groove Agent by Steinberg and various samples

El Bass: Native Instruments Scarbee Pre Bass and various samples

El Guitars: Real Strat VST and various samples

EML: ERA Medieval Legends 1 or 2 (VST Instrument)

MEI 2: MOTU Ethno Instrument 2 (VST Instrument)

VST Synths: Xpand!2 by Air Music, HALion Sonic by Steinberg etc.

 

IGOR POMYKALO: Medieval Fiddle, Rebec and Koboz (Rumanian traditional lute); Turbofiddle, E-Violin (Yamaha) and Electric NS (Ned Steinberger) Cello;

Hammond Organ, M-Audio 88 Keyboard and Railboard (Chapman) Stick;

Drums and percussion programming and recording (R 2006/07 and R 2016);

arranging, mixing and mastering 2016.

 

Photos and design by Giuliana Gerini