Jeni Jol, Yeni Yol, Rumelaj – North Macedonia, Turkey

Though seldom danced in either its native Macedonia or in IFD groups, Jeni Jol is still interesting as an example of Turkish culture in Macedonia, as a dance performed to Čalgija bands (see Čalgia under MUSIC), and as an example of an adaptation gone wrong (see Rumelaj below).

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Jeni Jol was taught to IFD groups by many well-known instructors.

Here’s the recording used by Pece Atanasovski when teaching Jeni Jol

Jeni Jol


Here’s the same dance again, starting at 3:25 minutes in.  The first dance is another

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