perf. by Bang on a Can All-Stars live at Korzo Theater in The Hague, The Netherlands.
"Horo" (Хоро) is a Bulgarian word for national dance. There are many different types of dances with variety of time signatures, scales, tempo, instrumentation etc. but there is always one thing in common -- the dancing is about constant tension and acceleration of the tempo in order to leave the participants in it breathless at its end.
In this "Horo" the electric guitar imitates the national bagpipe and the percussion set up (the two sided drum) is an essential imitation of a Bulgarian bass drum called Tupan (Тъпан). In addition there is а sampled bagpipe sound for the keyboard part.
Dancing in Bulgaria is much more than a row of complicated moves, it reflects character and devotion to a purifying rhythm.