Tag Archives: Folk

Preview: Shishko Disco @ Balabam  (London, 16th December 2017]   

Preview: Shishko Disco @ Balabam (London, 16th December 2017]  

Born as a travelling musical project, Shishko Disco blows strong winds with their innovative interpretations of traditional Balkan, Turkish and Arabic music. They connect the realm of these traditions with tuneful rock and funky threads – at times, radiating Latin beams. From the Himalayan Mountains to Indian shores, from Berlin...
Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Oval Space (London, 29th November 2017)

Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Oval Space (London, 29th November 2017)

They can be minimal and loud, traditional and visionary, polyphonic and discordant, everything and nothing or better… anything and everything and they can afford to be all this because of their talent and creativity. They are DakhaBrakha, meaning “give and take”, and this November, will bring their very own musical...
Review: Aux @ Rich Mix (London, 15th October 2017)

Review: Aux @ Rich Mix (London, 15th October 2017)

We’re living in a world where K-pop gets daytime airplay on BBC Radio 1. Think about that for a second, a Korean pop song getting played by a national UK radio station where usually the English-language norm is only broken by the occasional Spanish lyric. That’s just mind-blowing. I’m referring...
Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]
8.5

Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]

With At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me, Southern Albanian traditional ensemble Saz’iso will instantly make you feel homesick, regardless of the place you hail from. It is mature, honest and elegantly countrified. Hidden in the mountains of Southern Albania, ‘Saze’ is a heartfelt musical tradition, often present at funerals,...
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