Bosnian-Dutch accordionist and composer Nihad Hrustanbegović takes on the Dave Brubeck standard and does justice to it.
Wonderfully heavy Greek music by Cretan singer Antonis Xylouris, who records under the name of Psarantonis.
The greatest alternative music band to ever come out of the Tuva region is Russia, Yat-Kha left a legacy of mixing throat music that worked very well in a rock context.
I wish to thank my Google+ friend and colleague, Mehmet Hanedar, for always providing me with a glimpse into Turkish, Turkic and Central Asia music. Today’s artist, Ferdi Tayfur, hails from Turkey and was seen as a leading light in Arabesque Music in the 1970s.
Can, recording a session for John Peel. I’m not sure what year this was recorded, but hearing it makes me a bit wistful over Peelie’s early demise.
A wonderful fusion of world music and jazz from a young Turkish-Swedish composer, İlhan Erşahin.
Fairouz is the nightingale of the Arab pop world. Here’s an album’s worth of hits for you to hear.
Albanian gypsy music meeting electronica, perfectly balanced? Kudos who Fanfare Tirana and Transglobal Underground for this massive hit!
Perhaps Albania’s most beautiful export, Swiss-based jazz singer Elina Duni captivates with this tune.
This is one of those songs I’ve searched for on Youtube for years, having no luck in ever finding a copy of it. Today, after digging through my own personal archives, I found this gorgeous track, which is apparently a folk song of some note in Georgia, even appearing in films. To find this version, …