This is 10 minutes of sheer captivation.
I play like the guy on the left, who appears about 2:35 into the song. It’s an old Macedonian folk song, and if you’d like to hear a delightful vocal rendition of it, that’s here.
It’s deep and dark, richly melodic, highly evocative, deeply suggestive… as is so much Eastern European folk music.
I love the version with two guitars. Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic get every bit as much depth of sound and richness of melody as can be drawn from this gorgeous song. Furthermore, they impart a hypnotic quality that you can see on the faces of the audience as they listen in rapt attention.
At about 6:45 into the song, if your pulse has not quickened, you might want to check to be sure you still have one. 🙂 And the minute leading through 8:05 is just delightful, with its successor passage being laugh-out-loud delightful.