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[Music] Kayno Yesno Slonce – Mare Verborum

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Kayno Yesno Slonce are a band based out of Sofia, Bulgaria, who straddle genres so easily that they’re nearly impossible to classify. There is a gentle beauty in the music that reminds me of Bert Jansch or The Incredible String Band, but one can hear elements of Wyrd Folk like Shirley Collins or the more …

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[Music] Collection Petites Planètes – Kangë e Defa – Female Rhapsody in Kosova

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A very pleasant surprise from our friend and colleague, Vincent Moon, who churns out stream of startlingly beautiful compilations from places off the beaten path (Ossetia, Chechnya, etc). His label, Collection Petites Planètes, presents a compilation done with the assistance of Fatime Kosumi, a Kosovar singer of Albanian heritage, covering folk tunes for female choir. …

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[Music] The Mariachi Men of Yugoslavia

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Jonny Wrate of Roads and Kingdoms Magazine writes the article for the year for me! Many years ago, while living in Macedonia, my friends and I would discuss music, and two, Igor and Goran, turned me on to the fact that Mexican music was actually a big deal in the former Yugoslavia. It was the …

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[Music] Various Artists – Nightingales & Canaries, Vol. 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928​-​55

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Nightingales & Canaries, vol 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928-55 by Canary RecordsNew York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of Roumelia.  Christians and Jews joined together in making some rather bawdy music. This treasure was released by Ian Nagoski’s …

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