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Can you identify the group playing this ancient pagan Slavic music?

Music buffs of the Eastern European, pre-Christian/pagan and generally history-oriented sort: I stumbled upon a youtube video of what, as far as I can make out, is a group performing ancient pagan Slavic music. Fascinating stuff and I want more of it. Can anyone help me identify the group? Are there other groups like this? Thanks!
posted by tidecat on Nov 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Why do so many (southern) Slavic surnames have the suffix 'ic'?

While watching the Croatian National team play in the UEFA Cup, it occurred to me that 9 of 11 starters had names ending in 'ic.' As a big tennis fan as well, I realize this is also true of virtually every male and female player from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. I'm asking purely out of curiosity, and was wondering if anybody could shed some light on how this one specific suffix became so common. Likewise, I'm interested in knowing if unto itself it means anything, as well as just about any other relevant info that the hive might offer--for example, why is the suffix so common among southern Slavs, but less common among non-southern Slavs? Thanks.
posted by BadgerDoctor on Jun 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Go I Know Not Whither and Fetch I Know Not What

What are some good books about/based on Slavic mythology and folk tales? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Baby Rhyme Translation

Can anyone translate this baby game rhyme? It's possibly German or Polish. [more inside]
posted by Toothless Willy on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Language Geekery: Slavic Edition

Which Slavic language should I study? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Apr 27, 2011 - 33 answers

What's the video for Bijelo Dugme's Đurđevdan about?

Bijelo Dugme's Đurđevdan - what's going on in the water ceremony? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers


Is Yiddish a creole? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Macedonian mystery!

Macedonia is all about a page I made and I'd love to know why. Translation request inside! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Oct 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Rockin' in the Eastern Hemisphere, or would be if I wasn't in the US

Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Who wrote these weird short stories?

Please help me locate a collection of Russian/Eastern Bloc short stories. I read this book when I was kid because it belonged to my parents and I want to read it again. If not the book, I'd like to find the two most memorable stories. One concerns a snowman and the other is a reflection on life while falling out of a window to one's death. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by thewrongparty on Dec 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me identify this song from Malcolm in the Middle

SlavicMusicFilter: I heard a song on Malcolm in the Middle, and found it oddly compelling, but can't identify it! [more inside]
posted by headlessagnew on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

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