Monday, November 23, 2009

Излел е Делю хайдутин

I'm going to try and make it a Monday morning habit of posting some music, a good way to start the week. For the first installation, I present to you the Bulgarian folk singer, Valya Balkanska, ambassador of the Earth. You see, back in 1977 we launched a satellite to reach outside of our solar system to hopefully one day be found by some extrasolar intelligence. The Voyager 1 satellite also contained a golden disc- a phonographic record with images and sounds, greetings of diverse languages, and a sample of the music from many cultures to represent our planet. Put together by a committee chaired by the great Carl Sagan, it is works like these that show the accomplishments and bonds we share as the human species. Of all the songs on the disc, it is this moving piece that I wonder most about what some other being will think of us; calling out from our home, Earth.


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