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Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:35 pm
by Chris P
Kalan are one of this planet's great labels. Very varied, but almost always worthwhile. Having said that, the vagaries of personal taste mean there's a mining operation to be done & more than some sorting

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:25 pm
by Chris P
via Ian A Anderson:

london uk based Olcay Bayir: http://youtu.be/Mm60k7kzpEQ

doesn't that accent on 'thank you very much' take u by surprise! almost scottisch?

http://www.worldmusic.net/news/news/2014-08-14/olcay-bayir-forthcoming-album-live-performance/

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:03 pm
by Chris P
New York Gypsy All Stars perform EZ-Pass

http://youtu.be/XwWuPlYQyyQ

beautiful tune & playing (loses it's way briefly half way thru with short bass solo, but they Feel the music still! Perhaps goes on just a touch or two too long? very worth hearing though)

Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun (Turkey); Ismail Lumanovski (Macedonia), clarinet; Engin Gunaydin (Turkey), drums; Panagiotis Andreou (Greece), bass; Jason Lindner (US), keyboard

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:19 pm
by Jamie Renton
A big thumbs up from High Barnet for the NY Gypsy All Stars. Very cosmipolotan, but somehow in a very New York kind of way.

Re' Olcay Bayir. She was very good live at Wilton's Music Hall earlier this year, I'm looking forward to catching her live again at Musicport and Ian A has given me the go-ahead to write something on her for fRoots

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:57 am
by Chris P
forgive the enthusiasm, but this could maybe float a lead boat:

http://youtu.be/KofEBH2u-t4

(pity about the swanky boho audience & surrounding stylings - I just listen to the music)

gigs in UK in November

24th London (UK) @ Cargo

26th Leicester (UK) @ The Musician

27th Glasgow (UK) @ King Tuts

28th Leeds (UK) @ Howard Assembly Room

29th Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny

30th Coventry (UK) @ Coal Vaults

and Dec 1st Brighton @ the Hope

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:07 pm
by Chris P
Turkey's multi-national Light in Babylon with a spirited version of their Baderech el Hayam

http://youtu.be/2hHfAan74ek

a chance to overcome prejudice against paleskins with dreadlocks, on the grounds that in this case you'd miss some good music

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:16 pm
by MartinOwen
These guys are having some fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RxXNV4hVos

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:43 pm
by Chris P
NormanD wrote:Has the book "The House On Paradise Street" by Sofka Zinovieff had a mention on SOTW? It covers that period of the post-war Greek civil war.


article on same period (just before - 1944, also refenced in Zinovieff's book) by Ed Vulliamy & Helena Smith:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/30/athens-1944-britains-dirty-secret?CMP=twt_gu

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:24 am
by Gordon Neill
I've been listening to a various artists compilation of Greek stuff. Amongst the pleasant and the unpleasant, 'Mikri Mou Mov Ventalia' by Rita Antonopoulou has got under my defences. I suppose she would get filed under 'popular' on the basis that quite a lot of folk would like her. Here's a live TV peformance. It's not quite as good as the version on my CD, but it does prove she can sing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NRJsOxUFwg

And, on the basis of a quick YouTube search, I like her version of 'Αυτή η νύχτα μένει' even better. But I've no idea what album it might be on. Help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tme53CRZOo

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:04 pm
by kk

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:39 pm
by Chris P
From the film "Rembetiko", this goes down well on an unpredictable-weathered Saturday, or anytime (lyrics helpfully translated):
https://youtu.be/QR4avmuBDhY

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:18 pm
by AndyM
Chris P wrote:From the film "Rembetiko", this goes down well on an unpredictable-weathered Saturday, or anytime (lyrics helpfully translated):
https://youtu.be/QR4avmuBDhY


Song almost as good as the facial hair!

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:14 pm
by Kari Salonen
Where to start this contribution... The local TV is currently running a series of world music travelogues called Sound Tracker, hosted and researched by one time Hanoi Rock and New York Doll, Sam Yaffa. The show is on its second season, passing through places like Indonesia, India and Senegal.

One of the best shows so far has been the one on Turkish music. A beautiful, thoughtful visit to a Mevlana session plus an interview with this band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9HG48GRnM0

I would very much want to see them (Baba Zula) live...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV_BrV2Tu9w

A short teaser to the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv7Kjpd50pw

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:22 pm
by Chris P
Baba Zula are playing Dalston London in two nights time (22nd), be there or miss out on one of the best (imo), turkish bands

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:33 pm
by Kari Salonen
In a film I would hop on a taxi to catch the next flight...

But with things being as they are, I'll be looking for consolation in this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emLWASonTxs