Here's another trio for you appearing at a small club in Thessaloniki performing a song by Panayiotis Toundas entitled "I want a princess". Kyriakos Gouvendas is the violinist who I first got to know when he appeared with Savina Yiannatou on the album "Primavera en Salonico". Take a bow, Kyriake. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au9F5QUIfJY
I've run out of trios for the moment. All I can offer is Mario performing a song from the land of fairy chimneys (aka Cappadocia/Kapadokya) taken from the album "Ta Karamanlidika tragoudia ap'tin Kappadokia" ("Songs from Cappadocia" in other words): Leilim yiar:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U944vIPM ... creen&NR=1
I assume nobody goes to Cappadocia in the season. The one time I've been I went in October and although I was supposed to be checking out Greek rock churches I skived off and was delighted to tick off a Radde's accentor within a few minutes. But I digress...
I'm new to Rojin (I adore all that noodling stuff so no problem there...) My other half's home town Adıyaman by the way - fab, colourful place as are the people .....
Digressing (as per...) we have some people staying here in Foça from Van (following that most awful awful earthquake recently) - I am happy for them but hope things are much better for them on their return - such a long long way away from here - culture completely different etc but another wonderful place with the gorgeous lake & Armenian Church.
I shall get back to this thread later to enjoy Rojin more and read up the 2009 stuff - only started it but hooted with laughter at G's Muddy Waters/Madonna comment! (I'm easily pleased ;)
And veering back to Gordon's (aforementioned) thread - this really is Turkish pop at it's very best in my opinion (one for the girls too!) - Hadişe good grief (don't even get me started on her tho' she's helluva sexy I agree!)
Persevere with the first couple of minutes in the Turkish Bath - gets much better - she is very popular and has the most distinctive Kurdish accent when singing in Turkish - love the exotic nature of this & wish I could have visited Gaziantep in those heady days!
electro-saz, zurna, a great rhythm, what's not to like? - good pick Pauline. Enjoyed your Rojin too - suprised you're not familiar with her stuff, or ODed on her- I thought she was a massive star over there, & Kurdish too
Enjoyed your Rojin too - suprised you're not familiar with her stuff, or ODed on her- I thought she was a massive star over there, & Kurdish too
Well I'm certainly into her now - massive star?? Maybe in the East/S.East but maybe not so much here in the Far West - I was very interested to read up about her on the 2009 thread (started by Gordon) - looks like she had a rough deal on the TV station, but (as I've said before) things aren't always quite what they seem here (or anywhere come to that in my past experience...) I'm sure Government Channels are very tightly monitored and controlled though - emotions also run high on Kurdish issues as you are well aware.