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Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:10 pm
by Chris P
http://youtu.be/1VZifbcnL9s

Israeli guitar legend Aris San combined traditional Bouzuki technique perfomed on an electric guitar, together with surf guitar, psychedelic guitar and more


The story of Aris San is an interesting, mysterious story. A story of Greek innovator guitar player who immigrated to Israel, became a star, left, got in troubles with the mob and died in mysterious ways...


Read on gentle reader:
http://en.smalltownromanceblog.com/

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:47 pm
by Ian A.
The new Greek & Turkish (tailor made for this thread!) CD Mortissa by Cigdem Aslan on Asphalt Tango is a fabulous thing. Quite caught me by surprise: never underestimate the locals!

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http://www.asphalt-tango.de/records/asl ... tissa.html

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:29 pm
by kk
in the new releases section, I just posted some links about Dalmak by Esmerine, which is influenced by a stay in Istanbul and features an number of Turkish guest musicians

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=22363

(sorry for posting a link to my own post but I think this album deserves all the attention it can get)

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:20 pm
by kk
new Eleni Karaindrou album out Jan 20 on ECM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Euripides-Medea ... drou+medea

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:03 pm
by Chris P
Aynur's new album Hevra (Together) may be produced by that occasional scourge Javier Limon (responsible for the tinkly piano softness of Yasmin Levy's last album). But, listening to the online sound samples, it sounds like an absolute blinder, with acoustic instrumentation to the fore & plenty of room for her unique vocal. The occasional spanish guitars and what sounds like some cajon percussion, suprisingly sound as if they are deployed really well. Looking forward to hearing the whole album

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:39 pm
by Adam Blake
kk wrote:new Eleni Karaindrou album out Jan 20 on ECM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Euripides-Medea ... drou+medea



Ooooh! Fab! Her "Eternity And A Day" s/t album is one of my favourites. This one's "Medea" and one of the tracks is called "Do Not Kill Your Children". Isn't that like doing a soundtrack to a movie about Chuck Berry and having a song called "Do Not Play No Rock'n'Roll"? (sorry...)

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:14 am
by DavidM
Hey Chris, what do you make of this;

Joseph Tawadros, Concerto of the Greater Sea, final movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilHdbxQZ7Q

Is it a happy combination, or are they falling between stools ?

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:34 pm
by Chris P
DavidM wrote:Hey Chris, what do you make of this;

Joseph Tawadros, Concerto of the Greater Sea, final movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NilHdbxQZ7Q

Is it a happy combination, or are they falling between stools ?


David, I'm not really qualified to comment. This is more Egyptiany fusion music, than anything discernably Greek or Turkish. When it comes to Middle Eastern music with pianos I'm usually a conscientous objector, and the Egyptian school of oud isn't my area either. I leave it to the open ears of other SotWers to say more

this is good:
Joseph Tawadros is known for his caustic sense of humor. During a concert at Sydney Opera House, as he found the public too passive, he told them that he and his brother James were just back from Afghanistan, where they played for the troops. The public applauded enthusiastically. He then added : "Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, it's great. I mean, who knew the Taliban loved classical music?"

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:40 am
by Jamie Renton
Dwellers on this thread may be interested to know that the very wonderful Cidgem Aslan is playing the forge in Camden this Saturday: http://www.forgevenue.org/events/events ... the-forge/

I must declare an interest, as I'll be dJing afterwards

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:48 pm
by judith
Oh my goodness, Jamie. That's wonderful.

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:24 pm
by Jamie Renton
judith wrote:Oh my goodness, Jamie. That's wonderful.


Thanks Judith. Wish you could be there.

Maybe one day Cigdem will perform in Northern California (although I bet she won't bring me with her to DJ if she does)

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:59 pm
by Jamie Renton

Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:01 am
by Philellinas
Thanks, Jamie, for alerting us non-metropolitans to this new rebetiko festival. I am looking forward especially to seeing and hearing Kyriakos Gouvendas. He has been a top-notch performer since he made his bow on Savina Yiannatou's "Primavera en Salonico" album.

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:03 am
by Jamie Renton
Here's a little taster of Cigdem Aslan's gig on Saturday night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J5nwZCFbJ8

Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:02 pm
by Philellinas
Here's an example of Mr. Gouvendas's oeuvre. I just wish people would make up their minds how to transliterate his surname. Thankfully you can't go far wrong with Kyriakos:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiKqkzBLiVg