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That Beautiful song on the soundtrack to Restrepo…

…is called “Izlel e Delyo Haidutin”, and it’s sung by Valya Balkanska. A Bulgarian song used in the must-see documentary movie “Restrepo”, which depicts close-up the hellish existence of a group of young American soldiers on assignment in Afghanistan.

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7 Responses to “That Beautiful song on the soundtrack to Restrepo…”

  1. christopher.malo Says:

    Restrepo was so good it was painful. To call it a movie would be selling it short. It was nothing less than an experience that transcended the cellulose acetate it was filmed on. I have read and watched a fair amount about war but nothing, nothing, brought me as close to it -on every level- as Restrepo.

  2. Nigel Beale Says:

    Completely agree. Powerful anti war statement. Close ups conveyed powerful emotion. Also: how futile it is to try to ‘win’ anything in Afghanistan.

  3. Zack Says:

    FYI: This song can be found on a fantastic disk called Bulgaria Village and Folk Music. I found this disk some years back, and always found this song solemn, haunting, and beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised to hear it on Restrepo, and the song fit the bill. Here’s a link, the whole disk is FANTASTIC.

  4. Raya from Bulgaria Says:

    This song is part of the Voyager Golden Record selection of music included in the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977.

  5. Alfonso Says:

    Could somebody tell me the name of the song they dance together? Thanks in advance .

  6. Zack Says:

    Alfonso, what are you speaking too? The artists in the song? Or is it a specific dance in the documentary you are talking about?

  7. Zack Says:

    Oh, the song they dance to. It is called Touch by Gunter.

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