Slavic culture

Sasha and Dinu

“Sasha and Dinu”composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2013 copyrightZino-Rephi Music (BMI) C Sharp Minor is a key that always puts me in mind and feeling of Slavic melancholy. Slavic melancholy is a  condition that permeates a lot of music by musicians of that particular origin with myself included. This “melancholy” is not all …

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Babushka

For some odd reason Autumn stirs deep memories in me. As of late I have thought a lot about my grandmother. She spoke very little English and always pronounced my name as “Ronyal”. She was a very tiny woman and a prolific rose gardener. Only now (alas, too late) do I realize what a unique …

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