Gaida! Gaida! Gaida!
September 10, 2007 7:00 AM   Subscribe

The gaida is a bagpipe from Southeastern Europe. Gaida mp3s? Lots of 'em here. Gaida on the YouTubes? Why, yes. Yes, of course. Certainly. There's a bunch. Really. A lot. And electric ones? Yup. And here's a deflated one. But do any hippies play this thing? And dance to it? Sure! But the real question is: What is the problem with this gaida?
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
And here's the homepage for that mp3 site.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:01 AM on September 10, 2007


I just woke my neighbors with that last link. Thanks!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:05 AM on September 10, 2007


Lord, but I love the pipes. I must have heard the gaida in some of the Bulgarian folk I've listened to, but never identified individual instruments before. Fantastic stuff flapjax.
Also, is it just that the whole country's super scenic, or does the gaida manual tell you to seek out a stunning mountain backdrop before you wind her up and let rip? I suppose it's like the way Scotsmen are drawn to castle walls :D
posted by Abiezer at 8:14 AM on September 10, 2007


After seeing the parking lots at several Grateful Dead shows, I've concluded that hippies will dance to anything. Good links though flapjax, I like that electric one.
posted by phirleh at 9:52 AM on September 10, 2007


Funny, that. The name for bagpipe in Spanish is "gaita." (and it's mentioned in the wiki page as a related instrument from Galicia, Spain). At first I thought it was a mistake, then I realized it's a different (if similar) instrument.

Another cool post, flapjax!
posted by micayetoca at 10:21 AM on September 10, 2007


So how do you use one of these things to tell if someone's gay?
posted by ooga_booga at 1:07 PM on September 10, 2007


Hey that's cool!
posted by nola at 2:18 PM on September 10, 2007


So how do you use one of these things to tell if someone's gay?

Watch to see if they start tapping their foot...
posted by Tube at 6:55 PM on September 10, 2007


A fun dance mix with gaida. Not sure of the artist, sadly.
posted by cj_ at 7:16 PM on September 10, 2007


Self-link: Last year I helped make an interactive documentary on world music, which features an episode on an Aussie guy who makes his own gaidas and even weirder instruments. The episode is called First, Get a Goat.
posted by cogat at 6:36 AM on September 11, 2007


Wow, thanks cogat, and thanks for calling attention to The Pure Drop: looks like a worthwhile site.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:24 AM on September 11, 2007


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