We have extracted these audio clips from the recordings made by Tony Hurren in the 1960s, in several villages in the Istrian Peninsula. In April and May of 2019 we visited the region and met some of the original participants in Hurren’s research or their surviving relatives. They kindly gave us permission to put these recordings online and to use them as part of our project. From autumn 2019, you will be able to find more material like this on our crowdsourcing platform, which will be linked to this website. Until then, try these audio clips - and listen out for what is probably the earliest recording of ‘Lili Marleen’ in Istro-Romanian!
Šušnjevica. 1966. Andrijana Baćac and Gracijela Bortul. A conversation about their holiday trips
Šušnjevica. 1966. Andrijana Baćac. Humorous story [t͡se nu va fi, ni n a fost]
Šušnjevica. 1966. Andrijana Baćac. Dialectal equivalence. [kum kʎemu brijɒni]
Kostrčan(i). 1966. Frane Stroligo (Cattolico). War reminiscences.
Šušnjevica. 1966. Gracijela Bortul. Folk tale [kɒpra ʃi kaprit͡s]
Žejane. 1967. Vesna Sanković Kljomina. Folk tale [kɒpra ʃi kaprit͡s] – different version
Šušnjevica. 1967. Gracijela Bortul. Story about wedding customs in Šušnjevica
Šušnjevica. 1967. Frane Belulović. Song 'Lili Marleen'
Šušnjevica. 1967. Frane Belulović. Song [mije fost a grelo]