A bit of gypsy jazz to warm your night a bit courtesy of Opa Tsupa (only in French, I’m afraid), a quintet out of France who specialize in Manouche Jazz.
This pleasant surprise came from out of nowhere. Israeli composer and multi-instrumentalist Shye Ben Tzur collaborates here with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and the marvelous Rajasthan Express for a fusion of three continents.
Moldovan music by Nicolae Botgros and Ovidiu Barteş is perfect for brightening up a rather grey California day.
Sevdalinke is Bosnia’s gift to the world, and the pairing of a wonderful songbird like Amira Medunjanin, known as the Bosnian Billie Holliday, with the amazing gypsy troupe Mostar Sevdah Reunion is a blessing to a sore head at the moment.
A bit of Manouche music, courtesy of the legendary Django Reinhardt.
This is from the release Sulukule: Rom Music of Istanbul. Kemanî Cemal was a Turkish musician from the neighborhood of Sululuke.
A magnificent short clip, around 13 minutes, showcasing the talents of Boban Marković and his son, Marko.