The third single Aguntse is in its final stages of production. The main theme of the composition is the melody of Zableyalo mi aguntze (A lambkin has commenced bleating) sung by the legendary singer from the Pazardzhik region Nadka Karadzhova.
It’s been good fun working on this song joined by Bulgarian folklore virtuosos Biser Sokolov on gadulka, Valentin Yankov on tambura and Genadii Rashkov on tupan, as well as the groovy jazzy funky French bassist Mathias Breton.
The idea was to combine the Bulgarian melodies – pastoral and slightly melancholic, yet playful, with some spicy Caribbean grooves. An extra dose of punchiness from the rhythm department was needed to live up to that challenge and therefore we didn’t spare any effort and microphones (using no less than 5!) when it came to recording Genadii on the tupan 🙂 Kudos to the recording studio engineer Marin Gonev for his expertise and incredible patience!