"The Cuckoo sings in Bucovina" is a traditional Romanian folk song, written in 1904, to commemorate 400 years from the death of Stefan the Great, the most iconic Moldavian king. The original musical theme and lyrics were composed by Constantin Mandicevschi.
The songs' melancholic yet lyrical musical theme is focused on the tragedy of war while evoking the heroes which protect their homeland. Rusanda Panfili and Valentina Nafornita, were isolated in Austria, during the Covid-19 Quarantine, and decided to record "Canta Cucu-n Bucovina" together.
Original arrangement: Rusanda Panfili
Violin: Rusanda Panfili
Voice: Valentina Nafornita
Video & Editing: Stefan Panfili
"Canta Cucu-n Bucovina" was filmed with Blackmagic Design cameras and Canon/Sigma lenses. Editing and grading - DaVinci Resolve 16.
Recorded in Vienna, Austria on the 20 April 2020
Filmed in Bad Vöslau, Austria on the 1st of May 2020