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Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:17 pm
by Chris P
Care for some fretless guitar? You're welcome:

https://youtu.be/h4hKG12ebm0

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:37 pm
by Kari Salonen
Nice playing...

Sam Yaffa's program I mentioned above also included a short interview of Kardes Türküler. Being the ignoramus I am, I had never heard of them. Inevitably they turned out to be a longrunning institution of going against the grain. And they too left me ruminating this: how is it that music of an entirely unfamiliar cultural heritage and sung in another language I don't know a word of can sound both instantly enjoyable and make something in my system resonate spontaneously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxbhm90ZMCk

And of course I wish I knew at least a bit of turkish and some of the other languages they sing in. I wouldn't easily downplay the importance of your own language and heritage...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Khio8VQJk

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:43 pm
by Chris P
Yes Kari, Kardes Turkuler are really something else, and I agree we lose a lot too by not being able to comprehend the lyrics in real time (there are translations in some of the Cd editions).

Here's some great Turkish music from a while back, maybe 2000 (check the singers' clothing and hairstyles though!), which still sounds as fresh today. Some great singing and playing here:

https://youtu.be/0q8iXhcpGW4

Sofia Papazoglou/Takim

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:00 pm
by Philellinas
Takim are unashamedly a traditional band who make regular appearances at smaller venues in Northern Greece. They have been going for over 10 years but have a low profile, probably even in Greece, and have managed to record two albums in that time such is the demand for their services as session players and backing musicians. They have an accomplished klarino player in Alexandros Arkadopoulos but lack an outstanding (preferably female) vocalist. Here Sofia Papazoglou makes good that deficiency:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZlDXdyGz5A
Takim will probably never achieve international fame and fortune despite my longstanding support but they just do what they like doing and I like what they do.

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:45 pm
by Chris P
Greek duo Kadinelia, this is very tasty music-making, recommended:

https://youtu.be/cM0NTSrxEjs

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:23 pm
by kk
two nice Eleni Karaindrou books/double CDs, very good prices at the time of posting too...
service was very quick and cheap, ordered on Monday, arrived in Germany on Friday

http://eshop.mikri-arktos.gr/shop/index ... ured/.html

http://eshop.mikri-arktos.gr/shop/index.php/-503.html

(I don't speak a word of Greek, but just about managed to navigate the order process, apart from initially choosing the wrong payment method. Make sure you choose paypal, the other method (i was told) is "payment on delivery" )

Re: Greek and Turkish music thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:01 pm
by Kari Salonen
I found, quite by accident, this old Greek AND Turkish song: Mendilim Yeşili / Aman Doctor. Several fine versions exist, these are just two live performances that caught my attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbCi3vIHJ6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_mEXQxf2KY

Both versions by well known singers popular throughout the area. So I am informed. And you, who actually know your stuff, are probably well familiar with all of them...