From the recording SĂFTIȚA (Balkan Project)
The origins of Săftița stem from an old Hebrew name: Elisheba, Elisabeth, Fair Elisabeth, honoured in the orthodox calendar on the 5th of September, the mother of St. John the Baptist. In Hebrew, Elisabeth means “God is joy”.
In the Romanian geographic space, we encounter the toponyms: Săftica, Săftești or Eliza Stoienești. And all over the world, but especially in the Balkans, the loving glances of spiritual welfare are charged by the reflections of Fair Elisabeth.