Hossein Alizâdeh is an Iranian master of the tar and setar, both related to the western guitar. In this video, he is teaming with the singer Raha and The Hamavayan Ensemble, his personal group.
It’s not often that I run into some charming music out of Afghanistan. Sahar Sahra is one of the country’s biggest stars currently.
Saniboj Žugić is a composer of electroacoustic music who hailed from Zagreb, Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia.
Another treasure from Reddit, it turns out that Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir (Banaadir Entertainment Lions) was a theater group from Mogadishu who mixed talented veterans with burgeoning new talent from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, before everything went to Hell. For more on the story of Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir, check out this blog post […]
This came as a nice surprise while checking out some fuzz-laden garage tracks on Reddit today. As it turns out, Bango also have this available via Bandcamp. https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1971554440/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/package=1962573065/transparent=true/
Many thanks to my friend, Guðmundur, who has a keen eye for important articles like this.
The Cabaret Voltaire, where Dada was launched 100 years ago to an unsuspecting public. Zürich, Switzerland, celebrates the centenary anniversary of Dada’s birth, and The Independent covers the event here.