Ored Recordings have done such stunning work recording and producing music from out-of-the-way places that they should be given an endowment to continue their work. This particular gem comes from Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, which rests in the heartland of the Russian Caucasus. To familiarize yourself with your intrepid artists, consider reading the write-up you’ll find […]
The Hum Blog introduces Ored Recordings and their aesthetic to the world. Check out their Bandcamp site – it’s loaded with amazing ethnic music from parts of Russia.
It is truly a shame that such a treasure like Sayat-Nova, whose works were written in Armenian, Azeri, Georgian and Russia has been turned into a tool for nationalism. Kamyar Jarahzadeh writes a wonderful article on the legendary band here for Ajam Media Collective.
The Male Choir of the China People’s Armed Police are a revelation to me. They have the same power as the old Red Army Choir, and the same ability to make some lovely music choices. This piece, Suliko, is a Georgian folk tune.
A stunningly beautiful accordionist from the Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, in Russia, Larisa Sadikoeva is seen here playing in several different styles from the Caucasian region.
We don’t have a lot of Circassian music coming around these days, but this cut by Zaid Hajarat is a winner.
After years of having to let this project lie dormant, I’m proud to announce the resurrection of my record label, the Carrera-Linn Cultural Exchange (CLCX). Our first release is from the Russian-based Armenian-American violinist Gregory Ayriyan, who composed all but three of the tracks on this disc. The other composers include Sayat Nova, Komitas, and […]