In The Void is an organization based in Istanbul, Turkey, which aims to introduce and support local voices and music formations, with different platforms and events. This is one of their first projects; a collection of covers of Nick Drake’s music done by local bands. The artists are of exceptionally good quality (I will point …
There isn’t a whole lot of information available on Tito Chicoma, but this impressive EP’s worth of boogaloo is a welcome treat, and we thank Peru’s Repsychled Records for reissuing this! Apparently, Tito Jr. is making quite a name for himself as well. Check this link out for more.
Many thanks to my friend Oded for sharing this Kurdish pop gem from legendary singer Ciwan Haco, who was the first Kurdish musician I ever heard.
Many thanks to my friend, Al Clark, for originally posting this article from Dangerous Minds. Here’s a taster of what to expect from the article: “Tax Scam Records” is a phrase that was coined by collectors to identify albums that are believed to have been manufactured for the sole purpose of—get this—losing money. From around …
Girma Bèyènè was one of the leading lights of Ethio-jazz during the 1960s and 1970s, before the rotten Deng ruined music for decades. He moved on to Washington D.C. and continued to make music with fellow Ethiopian ex-pats. He ended up getting asked by French band Akalé Wubé to come out of retirement and sing, …
I couldn’t resist.
All thanks and respect to my friend Sarp Keskiner for turning me on to some absolutely lovely Kurdish music from Ruşen Alkar.
As Advent draws to a close, we prepare the house for Christmas celebrations with Perry Como booming in the background. May you and yours who celebrate on the Gregorian Calendar Sunday have a quiet peaceful one.
Before Phil Spector lost his mind and murdered Lana Clarkson, he was terrorizing his stable of artists, include that of the group of his former wife, Ronnie, The Ronettes. Still, this is a happy Christmas ditty.
Les Choeurs de l’Armée Rouge MVD (The Red Choir Orchestra and Ballet) make a joyful racket with one of Russia’s most endearing folk songs, Marusya.