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Who is clattering in the pantry? That is our Mary, searching for her mother. She wrings her hands in despair. “Mother, where did you go? Rise from your black grave and bless your daughter who goes to her wedding.“ “Daughter, I cannot rise. I am buried under three layers: wooden planks, yellow sand, and green grass. My daughter, you must go to your wedding alone.”


from Like Never & Like Always, released June 10, 2016
“Któz tam po komorze chodzi i puka,”traditional orphan wedding song,
Kurpie region, Poland, from the repertoire of Adam Strug



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True Life Trio & Gari Hegedus Oakland, California

True Life Trio performs riveting, open-voice harmonies from Eastern Europe & the Americas, exploring the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions.

Gari Hegedus plays oud, saz, violin and a range of stringed instruments from Greece and Turkey. His vast repertoire and playing styles reach as far as the Arab lands, Iran and India.
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