Friday, 7 November 2008


VA - Music of the Tswana People
Tswana (Botsvana)
2001


01. Reng Ya Lenyalo
02. Tlholwe Le Mutle
03. Tonki
04. Matlebe Lekwane
05. Jikelele
06. Senanapo
07. Serangapane
08. Ngwana Wa Lla
09. Mapule
10. Badimo Ba Boletse
11. Badisa
12. Serantabole
13. Maharero
14. Maena
15. Tshipi Sepanere
16. Boferefere
17. Tsie
18. Magamana
19. Tselane
20. Semang
21. Botswana

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Monday, 3 November 2008

Julien Jacob - Cotonou


Julien Jacob – Cotonou
Benin
2005


01. Ankelson
02. Jesse
03. Cotonou
04. Yacob
05. Nielep
06. Mêh
07. Mâât
08. Rag
09. Oma
10. Yab
11. Ouou
12. Hakbab

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* “Kelimeler anlamlarını, sadece taşıdıkları duygular içinde bulurlar” diyor Julien.
Bu yüzden çocuk yaşta ülkesinden ayrılıp Fransa’da yaşamasına rağmen, bilinmeyen bir dilde, kendi gizemli dilinde, şarkı söylemeyi tercih etmiş.
Bence hoş, tavsiye ederim… Özellikle albümün ilk şarkısı Ankelson, değişen ritimleriyle oldukça güzel.
Daha fazla Afrika ritmi isteyenler için de albümün dördüncü şarkısı Yacob’u öneririm.


Julien Jacob arrives in France in his early childhood. His West-Indians parents settled in the south of France. For him, who was born in Benin, Africa, it was the encounter with a new culture. But he will retain the imprint of African chants and rhythms from his native country.

Passionate about music from his early childhood, Jazz, black american Motown music, mystical oriental chants but also seventies pop-rock all are grains which will unite to enrich his artistic talent.

At the age of 17, he performed on stage for the first time as lead singer in a rock band. After a few years he decided to go his own way and left the group in 1983. From then on , he concentrated on composing his own music. But during this period, he often frequent backstage at the concerts of world renowned artists like David Bowie, Miles Davis...Backstage, he had intense artistic encounters, in particular a fabulous evening with Fela Kuti.

Inspiration pushes him to sing in a mysterious language which he find within himself. An unknown language which everybody can understand because the words only find their meaning in the emotions they carry. And he addresses himself to the heart, to everybody’s space of intimate peace. At the same time, he started writing books. He has forever followed an internal quest. Music and writing are, for him, two different ways to express hi own perception of life.

His second album "Cotonou" (Wrasse Records) was released in 2005. An album that is very highly regarded by the international press. He gets back on the road again and performs on many stages in Europe and France.
(
http://www.julienjacob.com/en/bio.htm )




Sunday, 2 November 2008

Bonga - O'melhor De Bonga


Bonga - O'melhor De Bonga
Angola
2002


01. Mulemba Xangola
02. Ngui Tename
03. Mona Ki Ngi Xica
04. Agua Rara
05. Incaldido
06. Balumukeno
07. Kamusekele
08. Sodade
09. Ngana Ngonga
10. Muadikime
11. Kua N'gongo
12. De Maos Aabanar
13. Recordando Pio

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Bonga Kwenda (born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho), better known as Bonga, is a pop singer and songwriter from Angola. Bonga was born in 1943 in the province of Bengo, and left Angola at age 23 to become an athlete, becoming the Angolan record holder for the 400 metres. He had already begun his singing career at age 15.

Bonga abandoned athletics in 1972, concentrating solely on his music, and immediately became famous in his native country, as well as in Portugal, where he became a hit both with immigrants from the ex-colonies, and Portuguese of both African and European descent. He has released over 30 albums, singing in Portuguese and traditional Angolan languages. His tracks are a mixture of Portuguese folk sounds, semba, kizomba and latin elements.

For more ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonga_discography




Monday, 18 August 2008

VA - A Mosaic of Music


VA - A Mosaic of Music
Avusturya (Austria)
2001


01 Uffom Strich
02 Juz
03 Jodler
04 Almabtrieb
05 Ja wann i von Wean weggeh
06 Mir is'alles an's
07 Im Gru¦ênen
08 Jetz ist die Zeit und Stunde da
09 Boarischer
10 Rekruten sat's lustig
11 Tanz
12 Furman bi se vozio
13 Hallsta¦êdter Landler
14 Innviertler Landler
15 Geigenjodler
16 Staad-Lustiger
17 Neulich kam ein Maderl zu mir
18 Walzer
19 Und a Almhu¦êtt
20 Boarischer
21 Es werfen die berger ab, die Ma¦êntel des Hermelin
22 Landler
23 Der Tratenbacher
24 Schottischer aus Scho¦ênbach
25 Die Keiserbirne
26 Almschrei
27 Almschrei
28 Alm mit Viehlockrufen
29 U¦êbelbacher
30 Jodler
31 Jodler
32 Mein Gruss

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Friday, 15 August 2008

Llan De Cubel - L'Otru Llau de la Mar


Llan De Cubel - L'Otru Llau de la Mar
İspanya (Spain)
1992


01. Candanín
02. Les salees
03. El xarreru
04. L'otru llau de la mar
05. San Roque
06. Tengo de subir al puertu
07. Rigu Esva
08. Tendéi les redes
09. Ya con ésto, alón

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Llan de Cubel are a celtic folk band from Asturias (Spain) which specializes in playing Asturian folk music.

Formed in 1984, the seven member group has been part of an overall revival and revitalization of Asturian traditional music. The band is a frequent participant in Celtic music festivals, both inside and outside of Asturias, such as the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. True to their effort to play authentic Asturian music, Llan de Cubel play authentic Asturian instruments, such as pipes, bagpipes, fiddles, accordions, and guitars, and the band has been known to conduct research into the music of that region.

Llan de Cubel have won several awards for their music. (Wikipedia)



Thursday, 17 July 2008

Mercedes Sosa - 30 Anos


Mercedes Sosa - 30 Anos
Arjantin (Argentina)
1994


01. La Maza
02. Maria, Maria
03. Gracias a la Vida
04. Todo Cambia
05. Solo le Pido a Dios - (live, with Leon Gieco)
06. Cancion con Todos
07. Anos
08. Alfonsina y el Mar
09. Maria Va - (live, with Antonio Tarrago Ros)
10. Unicornio
11. Cancion Para Carito
12. Luna Tucumana
13. Hermano Dame Tu Mano
14. Como la Cigarra - (live)
15. Si Se Calla el Cantor - (live, with Horacio Guarany)
16. Inconciente Colectivo - (live, with Milton Nascimento/Charly Garcia)
17. La Arenosa
18. Duerme Negrito
19. Al Jardin de la Republica
20. Dale Alegria a Mi Corazon

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Sunday, 13 July 2008

Billie Holiday - Gold Collection


Billie Holiday - Gold Collection
Amerika (USA)
1997


CD 1
01. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
02. Twenty-Four Hours a Day
03. These 'N' That 'N' Those
04. Let's Call a Heart a Heart
05. Please Keep Me in Your Dreams
06. You're So Desirable
07. Hello My Darling
08. Let's Dream in the Moonlight
09. More Than You Know
10. Under a Blue Jungle Moon
11. Night and Day
12. What Is This Going to Get Us?
13. Loveless Love
14. Georgia on My Mind
15. Romance in the Dark
16. God Bless the Child
17. Jim
18. Wherever You Are
19. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
20. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

CD 2
01. Fine and Mellow
02. Keeps on A-Rainin'
03. He's Funny That Way
04. I Cover the Waterfront
05. Lover, Come Back to Me
06. Them There Eyes
07. Lover Man
08. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
09. Just Friends
10. Everything Happens to Me
11. Prelude to a Kiss
12. I Must Have That Man!
13. Willow Weep for Me
14. I Only Have Eyes for You
15. My Man
16. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, Pt. 1
17. Don't Explain
18. Porgy
19. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
20. Billie's Blues

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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Nicknamed Lady Day by her sometime collaborator Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz, and pop singing. Her vocal style — strongly inspired by instrumentalists — pioneered a new way of manipulating wording and tempo, and also popularized a more personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child," "Don't Explain," and "Lady Sings the Blues."
For more information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday



Sunday, 6 July 2008

Essa Kassimi - Art of Rabab of Afghanistan


Essa Kassimi - Art of Rabab of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
1999



01. Rag Bairavi (23.03)
02. Rag Airi Bairo (19.22)


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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Hafız Burhan - Aşkın Gözyaşları


Hafız Burhan – Aşkın Gözyaşları
Türkiye
2007



01. Gönlümü Aşka Salan
02. Bir Gönülde İki Sevda Olmaz
03. Makber (Her Yer Karanlık
04. Bilmiyordum sevgiyi
05. Busen Ne Alevdi Dile Yüz Bir Yare Açtı
06. Sevdası Henüz Sinede Göynüm Gibi Sağdı
07. Sabrımı Gamzelerinin Sihriyle
08. Sevdama İnan Kalbime Bir Lahzada Aktın
09. Söyleyin Güneşe Bugün Doğmasın
10. Ben Yemenimi Al İsterim
11. Aşkın Gözyaşları
12. İmdidad-ı Aşkıma Çeşmi Siyahındır Sebep
13. Yüzüm Şen hatıram Şen
14. Nar-ı Hasret Yaktı Mahvetti
15. Evvelce Hudayı Tanımış Olmasa Gönlüm
16. Gittin Bu Gece
17. Yine Kalbim Taşar Ağlar
18. Memo

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(166 MB with 22 MB Turkish – English booklet)

* Thanks PasliChaki for this great album


Thursday, 19 June 2008

VA - Osmanlı Saray Müzikleri (The Ottoman Classical Palace Music)


VA - Osmanlı Saray Müzikleri
(The Ottoman Classical Palace Music)
Türkiye
2005

01. Acem Aşiran Saz Semaisi - Mısırlı İbrahim Efendi
02. Hüseyni Peşrev - Lavtacı Andon
03. Hüseyni Tkasim (Ney - Tanbur)
04. Hüseyni Saz Semaisi - Lavtacı Andon
05. Segah Peşrev - Yusuf Paşa
06. Ferahfeza Taksim (Tanbur)
07. Ferahfeza Saz Semaisi - Tanburi Cemil Bey
08. Hicaz Saz semaisi - Refik Talat Bey
09. Hüzzam Taksim (Kanun - Keman)
10. Neveser Taksim (Tanbur)
11. Kürdili Hicazkar Taksim (Tanbur)
12. Muhayyer Saz Semaisi - Tanburi Cemil Bey


Kanun: Turgut Özüfler
Keman: Hasan Nar
Ney: Başar Dikici
Tanbur: Alper Uzkur

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Sunday, 15 June 2008

Corciolli - Music of The Shamans (O Poder Da Musica Xama)


Corciolli - Music of The Shamans
(O Poder Da Musica Xama )
2000


01 - Shamanic Way (Caminho Xama)
02 - Forest Spirit (Espírito da Floresta)
03 - La Bruja De La Cura
04 - Rain Dance (Danca da Chuva)

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Corciolli is a Brazilian musician. He was born in the city of Sao Paulo, and begun his musical studies at 13. Besides the organ and classic piano classes, he developed a deep interest for electronic synthesizers and their wide range of sound possibilities. Two years later, he formed his first band, where he performed his compositions and arrangements.
In 1986, working as a musician, he went to the architecture and urbanism college, graduating in 1990. During these years, he played with Celso Pixinga and with the band Espírito Cigano, and composed the pieces that would be part of his first CD All That Binds Us. With this album, he established the Azul Music record company, in 1993.

In the following years, he produced albums attached to the magazines Planeta, PlanetaNovaEra, IstoÉ, Áudio News, MotorShow and Inside. In 1995, he released the CD Unio Mystica, a musical suite in seven movements that presented alchemical texts in Latin, Gregorian Chants and orchestral arrangements. This album brought him international projection, being blessed by Pope John Paul II and released in several countries.

In 1996, he was invited by the Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse to perform at the Latin America Memorial, in São Paulo. Afterwards, he recorded the album The New Moon of East, an unedited meeting between the Tibetan sacred music and the work of a Western musician. In 2000, he released the Tudoazul collection: ten CDs inspired in the main alternative therapies and ancestral systems of knowledge. The collection became a best seller, being widely recognized and consolidating Azul Music as a reference in the phonographic market.

With albums released all over the world, featuring in international collections side by side with Vangelis, Yossou N´Dour, Dead Can Dance and Sarah Brightman, Corciolli’s music is inspired and unique. His work is revealed in the rich subtlety of details which unite the traditional to the contemporary; the acoustic to the electronic. To Corciolli, music must not be imposed by limits, rules or styles. It’s got to move, and to charm, by its own.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corciolli )


Sunday, 8 June 2008

VA - Songs From the Steppes - Kazakh Music Today


VA - Songs From the Steppes - Kazakh Music Today
Kazakistan (Kazakhstan)
2005



01. Kara Kozim (My Black-Eyed Beauty) - Ardak Balazhanova,
02. Kongil Ashar (Cheering Up) - Anar Muzdakhanova,
03. Kara Kemir (A Place Name)
04. Zhez Kiik (The Copper-Colored Antelope)
05. Saulem-Ai (My Darling) - Elmira Zhanabergenova
06. Guldariga (A Girl's Name)
07. Dolana (Hawthorn) - Brian Musaeva
08. Ak Kaiin (White Birch) - Kurmash Ibishev
09. Buldirgen (Wild Strawberries)
10. Lligai (A Refrain Word)
11. Ak Ozen (White (Pure) Lake)
12. Zhez Kiik (The Copper Antelope)
13. Talim (Education) - Elmira Zhanabergenova
14. Sekirtpe (Playful) - Klara Tulenbaeva
15. Bastau (Introduction) - Klara Tulenbaeva
16. Sausakty Bastym Pernege ( a Touch on the Dhombra's Frets)
17. Ukili Kamshat (Girl's Beaver Cap) - Ardak Balazhanova
18. Dudarai (Curly-Headed One) - Madina Sadvakasova,
19. Altyn Altai (The Golden Altai) - Edil Huseinov
20. Tokym Kagar (Putting a Boy on the Horse) - Edil Huseinov


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Sunday, 1 June 2008

Hamiyet Yüceses - Compilation Album



Hamiyet Yüceses
Compilation Album
Türkiye


01. Ada sahillerinde
02. Bakmıyor çeşm-i siyah feryade
03. Basimi taslara vurdum
04. Ben Kuskunum Felege
05. Bulbulum gel de dile
06. Doymadım sana
07. Esmerim güzelim
07. Geceler
08. Gezdigim dikenli ask yollarinda
09. Gördüm seni birgün
10. Hatıramdan çıkmaz asla
11. Herkes gitti yalniz kaldim meyhanede
12. Kadifeden kesesi
13. Makber
14. Makber 2.kısım
15. Solsan da sararsan
16. Sormadın halimi
17. Yana yana kül oldum

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Hamiyet Yuceses (Istanbul, 1914-1996) was one of the greatest Turkish singers. She was famous for Gazel (Turkish Vocal improvisations)
She performed her first concert when she was 11.
Her powerful and smooth voice made her the greatest female vocal in Turkey.

This one is a compilation album of her.
* You will be surprised when you hear how much she sings without breathing. ( e.g Track 02 – Bakmıyor çeşm-i siyah feryade )


Monday, 26 May 2008

Okay Temiz - Darbukas and Zournas



Okay Temiz – Darbukas and Zournas
Türkiye
2002


Track List
01. Kobra
02. Kütahyanin Pinarlari
03. Kanzurka
04. Suat'a
05. Sekiz Buka
06. 9 Steps
07. Basamak

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He is the master of Turkish fusion jazz in Turkey. If you like his music, I can upload some of his albums here.

More information about him and his music, visit his official web site :
http://www.okaytemiz.com/english/english.htm



Friday, 23 May 2008

Graeme Revell - Vision II - Spirit of Rumi


Graeme Revell - Vision II - Spirit of Rumi
Avustralya (Australia)
1997



Track List
01. Seek In Your Heart
02. Don't Go Back To Sleep
03. The Ocean
04. Eyes Go Blind (Aya)
05. The Breath (The Color Of Dying)
06. The Center
07. Lovers At Night We Fall
08. Nine Layers Of Illusion
09. Desert Dusk
10. Don't Go Back To Sleep (Reprise)
11. The Great Mystery

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* To my foreign visitors;
Genre of the music is Sufi (our religious music), but the composer is Australian. It’s an interesting album.


Saturday, 17 May 2008

VA - Kosovo - Music of Albanian Kosovars


VA - Music of Albanian Kosovars
Kosova (Kosovo)
2005


Track List
01. Karafili Edhe Zamki Gonda Manakovska
02. Trendafili Boj Shijere Redap Zijazi
03. O Ne Ate Fushe Te Mejdanit Gonda Manakovska
04. Vajzen Tuje Ne Mor Nuk E Dume Zajazi Trio
05. Hajda Musa, Musja E Vogel Gonda Manakovska
06. Po Te Baj Rixha Mori Ciko Zajazi Trio
07. Dashnuer T'u Bana Gonda Manakovska
08. Ne Bahtse Na Ka Ra Btyma Zajazi Trio
09. Cilia Nje Ate Zemar Plot Kujitime Behida Pakastica
10. Une Dola Ne Nje Baqe Gani Grubi
11. Krisi Pustika Gonda Manakovska
12. Ndije Kengen Dymbedhjet Vjet Zajazi Trio
13. More DJal I Mejdanit Zajazi Trio
14. Te Shtate Krajlat Dervish Shaqja
15. Instrumental (Sharki's And Fyell's) Ensemble (Sharkis, Fyells, Tupan)
16. Pyet Kosova Per Nje Cike Dervish Shaqja
17. Tane Kosova U Mlue Ne Tym (Hej Në Kacanikë E Në Bajilotinë) Dervish Shaqja

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Friday, 16 May 2008

Evanthia Reboutsika - A Touch of Spice


Türkiye - Yunanistan
(Turkey - Greece)
2003

Track List

01. Halkidon
02. The Railway Station
03. Allspice, Cinnamon And Kiss Lyrics: Tassos Boulmetis Adaptation, Singer: Dilek Kots
04. The Universe Politiki Lyra: Socrates Sinopoulos
05. Grand Dad's Friends Guitars: Panayotis Kalantzopoulos, Christos Terzis
06. Osman Bei
07. The Market
08. Up To The Attic Piano: Thodoros Kotepanos
09. Fire In The Harbour Lyrics: Tassos Boulmetis Singer: Natassa Theodoridou
10. The Return
11. Essence Of Cinnamon
12. Panagia Valoukliotissa Psalm Chanter: Giorgios Reboutsikas
13. Aiche's Dance Piano: Thodoros Kotepanos
14. An Umbrella Over Bosporus Ney, Oud: Christos Tsiamoulis Kanoun: Panos Dimitrakopoulos 15. Hasapiko 64 Bouzouki: Giorgos Kondogiannis
16. A Shine Over Bosporus

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* Thanks PasliChaki for great albums of Evanthia Reboutsika

http://www.worldofsoundtrack.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Ali Farka Toure - Niafunke


Ali Farka Toure - Niafunke
Mali
1999

Track List
01 - Ali's Here
02 - Allah Uya
03 - Mali Dje
04 - Saukare
05 - Hilly Yoro
06 - Tulumba
07 - Instrumental
08 - ASCO
09 - Jangali Famata
10 - Howkouna
11 - Cousins
12 - Pieter Botha

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Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939March 6, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese’s often quoted characterization of Touré’s tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues". Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

For more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Farka_Toure

Ali İbrahim Touré, İkinci Dünya Savaşı’nın sürdüğü 1939 yılında Mali’nin Timbutku bölgesinin ücra bir köyünde Sorhai’li, on çocuklu, bir ailenin en ufak çocuğu olarak dünyaya geldi. Ne yazık ki diğer dokuz çocuk bebeklikten öteye geçemedi ve aralarında hayatta kalan sadece kendisi oldu. Hayata olan bu bağlılığı, inatçılık ve azim olarak gören aile lideri, Ali İbrahim Touré’ye “eşek” anlamına gelen “Farka” lakabını taktı. Asil bir aileye doğan Ali “Farka” Touré (AFT) Mali kültürüne göre müzik ile uğraşamazdı. Müzik ile sadece profesyonel müzisyen ailenin üyeleri uğraşabilirdi. Ancak lakabına uygun olarak tam bir “inatçı eşek” olan sanatçı, on yaşında merak sardığı gitar sayesinde müziğe bulaştı. Gelenekselliğe inanan ailesi tarafından dışlanan sanatçı, bunu pek umursamayıp ruhunun aç olduğu yönde ilerlemeye karar verdi.

Daha fazla bilgi için ; http://www.platformdergisi.net/news/detail.php?id=2905


The Kudsi Erguner Ensemble - Peshrev and Semai of Tanburi Djemil Bey



The Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Peshrev and Semai of Tanburi Djemil Bey
Türkiye (Turkey)
1991

Track List
01 - Seddiaraban Peshrev
02 - Taksim on Tanbur
03 - Seddiaraban Saz Semai
04 - Muhayyer Peshrev
05 - Muhayyer Saz Semaisi
06 - Taksim on Oud and Kanun
07 - Ferahfeza Peshrev
08 - Taksim on the Ney
09 - Ferahfeza Saz Semaisi
10 - Neva Peshrev
11 - Huseyni (Cecen kizi)
12 - Nikriz Solo

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Tanburi Cemil Bey (Tambouri Djemil Bey), (1873, Istanbul – July 28, 1916, Istanbul) was a Turkish tanbur, yaylı tanbur, kemençe, and lavta virtuoso and composer, who has greatly contributed to the taksim (improvisation on a makam/maqam) genre in Ottoman classical music. His son, Mesut Cemil Bey, is an equally renowned tanbur virtuoso.
( For more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanburi_Cemil_Bey )


Lejla - Oljubavi


Lejla - Oljubavi
Bosna Hersek (Bosnia And Herzegovina)
2007

Track List
01. Sevemez Kimse Seni
02. Kraj Tanana Sadrvana
03. Zapjevala Bulbul Ptica
04. Sto Te Nema
05. Pjesma Bez Rijeci
06. Kroj Potoka Bistre Vode
07. Hasret Cektim
08. Before The Rain
09. Bez Tvoje Ljubavi
10. Ah Sto Cemo Ljubav Kriti
11. Kraj Tanana Sadrvana

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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Charming Hostess - Sarajevo Blues

Charming Hostess - Sarajevo Blues
Bosna Hersek (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2004


Track List
01. Viva Orduenya
02. Si Veriash La Rana
03. War
04. The Tunnel
05. Imam Bey's Mosque
06. Exodus
07. Expulsion
08. What Will You Remember
09. Grbavica
10. Death is a job
11. A relatively calm day
12. Zenica blues
13. Open dialogue
14. Adam
15. Aish ye k'dish

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1992-1995 yılları arasında, dünyanın gözleri önünde yaşanan Bosna gerçeği...

(A picture from Sarejevo , during the war between 1992-1995)

WE LOVE YOU BOSNIA

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Oruç Güvenç & Tümata - Ocean of Rememberance

Oruç Güvenç & Tümata - Ocean of Rememberance
Turkish Sufi Music
1995

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For my friend alonsii ...



Monday, 17 March 2008

Munir Bashir & Omar Bashir - Duo De Ud

Munir Bashir & Omar Bashir - Duo De Ud
Iraq
1998

Track List
1. Fôg el-Nakhel (Above the palm trees)
2. Pastâ Baghdadiyya (Popular Iraqi Tune)
3. Hanân (Tenderness)
4. Dabkâ (Iraqi Dance)
5. Ishtâr (Goddess of fertility)
6. Al-Amira al-Andaluciyya (Andalusian Princess)

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Munir Bashir (Arabic: منير بشير‎, Syriac: ܡܘܢܝܪ ܒܫܝܪ) (1930 – September 28,1997) was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century and was considered to be the supreme master of the Arab maqamat scale system.
He created different styles of the Arabian short scaled lute, the oud. He was one of the first Arabian instrumentalists known to Europe and America. Bashir’s music is distinguished by a novel style of improvisation that reflects his study of Indian and European tonal art in addition to oriental forms.

Despite not being an ethnic Arab, Munir played a big role in Arab culture throughout the 20th century. Born in Iraq, he had to deal with numerous disruptions of violent coup attempts and multiple wars that the country went through. He would eventually exile to Europe and become noticeble first in eastern nations such as Hungary and Bulgaria.
For more information visit here


Omar Bashir was born in 1970 in Budapest, Hungary. He started playing the oud at 5, next to his father, Munir Bashir, the Iraqi virtuoso who first made the oud a solo recital instrument and popularized it in the West. At 7, Omar Bashir joined the Baghdad Music and Ballet School. He would eventually become a teacher there and set up his own band of 24 musicians specializing in traditional Iraqi music. They performed regularly across Egypt, Russia, Turkey and many Arabic countries. Bashir returned to Budapest in 1991 where he joined the Franz Liszt Academy.

Bashir has performed as a solo artist and in duets with his father until Munir Bashir died in 1997 on the eve of a tour of North America. His music mixes traditional Arabic music with a jazz-like improvisation that has earned him comparisons to John MacLaughlin and Al Di Meola.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Victor Jara - Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas

Victor Jara - Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas
1969
Chile
Track List
01.A Luis Emilio Recabarren
02.A desalambrar
03.Duerme, duerme, negrito
04.Juan sin Tierra
05.Preguntas por Puerto Montt
06.Movil Oil Special
07.Cruz de Luz, Camilo Torres
08.El martillo
09.Te recuerdo Amanda
10.Zamba del Che
11.Ya parte el galgo terrible
12.A Cochabamba me voy

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Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932September 15, 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theatre director, he devoted himself to the development of Chilean theatre, directing a broad array of works from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of Ann Jellicoe. Simultaneously he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government.

Shortly after the U.S. backed September 11, 1973 Chilean coup he was arrested, tortured and ultimately machine gunned to death - his body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice across Latin America.

(For more; visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Jara)

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (23 Eylül 1932 Santiago,Şili; - tahminen 16 Eylül 1973), Şilili şarkıcı ve müzisyen.Şili kültür ve müziğinde son derece önemli etkileri olmuş bir sanatçıdır. Hayatı ve müziği ülkesinin aynası olmuş, içinde yaşadığı zamanı ve felsefesini yansıtmıştır.

Hayatı hakkında bilgi için ; http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Jara

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Kudsi Erguner - Rembetiko From Istanbul

Kudsi Erguner
Rebetiko from Istanbul
Türkiye
2001
Track List
1- Karabiberim
2- Ussak Sirto
3- Gemilerde Talim var
4- Yedikule
5- Entarisi Ala Benziyor
6- Ada Sahili
7- Karcigar Sirto
8- Makber
9- Darildin mi
10- Mavili
11- Zeybek

Roza Eskenazi - Rembetissa

Roza Eskenazi - Rembetissa
(1933-1936)
Greece
1996

Track List
1 Rast Gazel
2 Ousak Mare
3 Mes' Tou Zambikou Ton Teke
4 Ferte Birres
5 Derti Ke Pono Apoktisa
6 Yiati Foumaro Kokaini
7 Stamboul Ousak Mane
8 Hariklaki
9 Yinome Andhras
10 Konialis
11 Dhodheka Chronon Koritsi
12 Barberaki
13 Yiannoula
14 Me Zhournadhes Ke Daoulia
15 Yioannousena
16 Ouzo, Hasis
17 O Xenitevmenos
18 Mes' To Vathi Skotadhi
19 Tou Psara O Yios
20 To Gri Gri
21 Ta Dhika Sou Ta Sfalmata

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Omar Faruk Tekbilek - One Truth

Omar Faruk Tekbilek
One Truth
Turkish Sufi Music
1999


Track List
01 - Red Skies
02 - I Love You
03 - Wildflower
04 - Manhem
05 - Tahir Raks
06 - Roman
07 - One Truth
08 - Ara'ya
09 - Sufi
10 - Istanbul


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Ömer Faruk Tekbilek (born 1951, Adana, Turkey), also known as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, is a Turkish virtuoso flautist. He is known for his performances with the ney in a Sufi style.

Honored as a peacemaker and virtuoso, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is now one of the most sought-after musicians, whose work transcends political boundaries while maintaining traditional sensibilities in a way few artists can manage.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek has since established himself as one of the world's foremost exponents of Middle Eastern music. A multi-instrumentalist par excellence, he has collaborated with a number of leading musicians of international repute such as jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, keyboard player Karl Berger, ex-Cream rock drummer Ginger Baker, Ofra Haza, Simon Shaheen, Hossam Ramzy, Glen Velez, Bill Laswell, Mike Mainieri, Peter Erskine, Trilok Gurtu, Jai Uttal and Steve Shehan among others. He has contributed to numerous film and TV scores and to many recordings including world sacred music albums, and has been touring extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, Australia, North and South America.

Omar Faruk is the recipient of the "Best Artist of the Turkish Music Award 2003" from the "Turkish Writers Association".
He is a nominee for the BBC World Music Award 2003 in the category of the Middle East.
He is also the recipient of the US Golden Belly Musician-Of-The-Year-Award, for 1998 and again, for 1999. (wikipedia)


Sanatçı, Adana şehrinde doğmuş, genç yaşta müzikle uğraşmaya başlamıştır. Ney ve bağlama eğitiminin yanı sıra bir çok enstrumanla da ilgilenmiş, Türk müziği ritm ve makamlarını öğrenmiştir. Erken yaşta İstanbul'da bazı müzisyenlerle çalışma imkanı bulmuş, ayrıca mevlevi kültürünü yakından tanıma fırsatını da elde etmiştir. 1971'de 20 yaşında Türk Klasik Folklör grubunun üyesi olarak gittiği Amerika'da evleneceği bayan ile tanışmış, 1976 yılında kalıcı olarak Amerika'ya yerleşmiştir. Bir süre Sultans adlı gurubuyla müzik hayatına devam ettikten sonra prodüktör Brian Keane ile tanışmış, sonrasında dünya çapında tanınmasını sağlayan bir çok başarılı albüme imza atmıştır. Eserlerinde doğu ve batı ezgilerini folklorik ve sufi ezgilerin içinde sentezleyerek dünya çapında beğeni kazanmıştır.
Bugüne kadar, dünyaca tanınan bir çok sanatçıyla çalışmış, çok sayıda yerli ve yabancı ödül kazanmış, albümleri dünya çapında yüksek satış rakamlarına ulaşmış ve farklı ülkelerde büyük konserler vermiştir. Müziğiyle kültürler arası kardeşliğe dikkat çeken virtüöz, sanatını icra etmeye devam etmektedir. (vikipedi)


Zupfgeigenhansel - Jiddische Lieder - 'Ch Hob Gehert Sogn

Zupfgeigenhansel
Jiddische Lieder - 'Ch Hob Gehert Sogn
German Folk
1979

Track List
01 - Di Grine Kusine
02 - Dire-Gelt
03 - Oj, Dortn, Dortn
04 - Schtil, Di Nacht Is Ojsgeschternt
05 - Arbetlosemarsch
06 - Lomir sich iberbetn
07 - Dos Kelbl
08 - Huljet, huljet, kinderlech
09 - Dem milners trern
10 - Sog nischt kejnmol
11 - Tsen Brider
12 - Di Mame
13 - Mojschele
14 - Di Mesinke

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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

VA - Gazeller I - Ottoman Turkish Vocal Improvisation

Various Artists - Gazeller I
Ottoman Turkish Vocal Improvisation
1997
In 78 rpm records
Track List
1- Asuman Aglar
2- Makber
3- Şimşir-i Nigahım
4- Aşka Düştüm
5- Pek Mustaribim
6- Can Hasta Düşüp
7- Düşse Zülfünden
8- Mehcur Yaşarım
9- Didemden Nigahban Oldum
10- Nigeh Gülçin-i Hasret
11- Seni Kim Görse
12- Uzun Saçların
13- Tazelendi Tab-I Alem
14- Her Dem Sözüm
15- Seni Kim Görse
16- Mesut Cemil'in Konuşması
17- Her Zaman Bir Vamık

VA - Gazeller II - Ottoman Turkish Vocal Improvisation

Various Artists - Gazeller II
Ottoman Turkish Vocal İmprovisation
1997
In 78 rmp records

Track List
1. Aşık Oldur Kim
2. Bakmıyor Çeşmi Siyah
3. Bakmıyor Çeşmi Siyah
4. Bana Mey Sunma Sâki
5. Beni Endişeye Saldı
6. Dil Verme Gönül
7. Feryad Ediyor Bir Gül İçin
8. Hacerü-l Esved İmiş Kâbe-i Ruhsarındaki Ben
9. Hasretle Bu Şeb
10. Hicran-ı Elem
11. Kadifeden Kesesi (Yeni Kadife)
12. Kalbim Zemini Aşk
13. Mest-i Nazım Kim Büyüttü Böyle
14. Sana Dil Verdimse
15. Seni Ben Gördüğüm Anda
16. Tavlada Beslerler Bir Saçı Doru
17. Uymuyor Talihim
18. Yüzündür Cihanı Münevver Eden

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Thursday, 28 February 2008

Ensemble des Femmes d' Istanbul - Chants du Harem

Ensemble des Femmes d' Istanbul
Chants du Harem
Türkiye / Ottoman Music
1994
(Booklet included)

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Hossam Shaker - Kanon Bazaar


Hossam Shaker - Kanon Bazaar
Egypt
2005

Monday, 25 February 2008

Alice Gomez - Journeys of the Flute

Alice Gomez - Journeys of the Flute
Latin America
1995

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Wax - Woman Loves the Elephant Food

Wax - Woman Loves the Elephant Food
Korean Music
2008

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Ianka Rupkina - Keranka

Ianka Rupkina (Yanka)
Keranka
The Voice of Bulgaria
2005
(booklet included)
George Harrison called her "The best singer all over the planet!"
Yanka Rupkina played a major role in the growing popularity of Balkan music in the 1980s. Together with Stoyanka Boneva and Eva Georgieva, Rupkina formed the Trio Bulgarka, a vocal group affiliated with La Mystere Des Voix Bulgares. In addition to recording their own albums, Rupkina and Trio Bulgarka provided vocal harmonies for Kate Bush's albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. Rupkina subsequently performed as a solist for the national television and radio Bulgaria group, the Balkana. This year she will be back with a new album released in October 2005. (http://www.artistopia.com/ )

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Gunnel Mauritzson - Silhuette

Gunnel Mauritzson - Silhuette
1996
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One of Sweden's foremost folk and jazz singers - has her root in Gotland folk music. She observes and describes her world with the eyes and ears of Gotland. (For more http://www.cdroots.com/mnw-raisu.html)

Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico

Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico
1999
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Cesaria Evora, (d.27 Ağustos 1941-Cape Verde) Grammy ödüllü folk şarkıcısı.
Atlas Okyanusunda, Kuzey Batı Afrika açıklarındaki bir adalar ülkesi olan Cape Verde'de doğdu. Doğduğu yer Afrika'da sömürgeleri bulunan Portekiz'in yüzyıllarca üs olarak kullandığı bir yerdi. Cesaria Evora, parlak sesi ve fiziksel çekiciliği hemen dikkat çekti, ancak bir genç kızken başladığı şarkıcılık yaşantısında umduklarını bulamadı. Barlarda şarkı söyleyerek annesine ve iki kızına baktı.
Onu dinlemek için Sao Vicente adasına gelen Fransız menajer Jose da Silva, birlikte çalışmayı önerdiğinde Evora 47 yaşındaydı. Evora "Hiç değilse Paris'i görürüm" diyerek öneriyi kabul etti. Kendi deyimiyle "aç insanlarla, dünyanın fakir halklarıyla dayanışma içinde olmak amacıyla" sahneye gösterişli ayakkabılar yerine çıplak ayakla çıkmayı tercih eden Cesaria Evora’nın ilk albümü Ö1988’de yayımlandı. 1991 ve 1992’de yeni albümleri çıktığında artık 50’li yaşlarda ve hayatında ilk kez ünlüydü. Şarkılarını Portekizce ile Afrika dillerinin bir karması olan Creole dilinde söylemesine rağmen, sesinin sıcaklığı ile dünyanın her köşesinde geniş bir hayran kitlesi budu.
Sonraki yıllarda Dünya’yı dolaşıp aralarında Türkiye’nin de bulunduğu ülkelerde yüzlerce konser veren Evora, pek çok ödül aldı. 2003 yılında Güncel Dünya Müziği kategorisinde “Aşkın Sesi (Voz d'amor)” adlı albümüyle aldığı Grammy ödülü bunlardan biridir. Çıplak ayaklı diva olarak anılan sanatçı için bu ödüllerin belki en anlamlısı ülkesi tarafından verilen “Kültür Elçisi” unvanıdır. Sanatçı, hayat verdiği hüzünlü şarkılarla (morna) tanınıyor. Şarkıları, Portekiz Fado'larından Küba ve Afrika müziklerine uzanan geniş bir yelpazeyi yansıtıyor. (Vikipedi )


Cesária Évora lost her father at the age of seven. After his death, Cesária's mother struggled to support her on meager earnings as a cook, eventually entrusting Cesária to the care of an orphanage. It was in the orphanage choir that Cesária first learned to sing.
At 16, Cesária met a Cape Verdean sailor named Eduardo who taught her the traditional Cape Verdean styles of music of coladeras and mornas. The mornas (which may be derived from the word mourn) are songs of sadness, sorrow and yearning. She began singing in local bars and hotels. With the help of local musicians, she would hone her skills and would later be proclaimed "Queen of Mornas" by her fans. She became famous in Cape Verde, but remained relatively unknown internationally.
Cesária had an uncle who was a well-known musician and songwriter who used the name B. Leza (a pun on 'belleza' = 'beauty'). Many of Cesária's loveliest songs on the first several albums are his.
In 1975, Cape Verde gained independence but its new leader
Amilcar Cabral was assassinated during the turmoil that accompanied the end of five centuries of Portuguese rule. Évora was still popular at the time but her fame did not lead to financial success. Frustrated by personal and financial problems, compounded by the very difficult economic and political situation in Cape Verde, Évora gave up singing to support her family. She didn't perform for 10 years, which she describes as her "dark years." During this time she struggled with alcoholism.
Cesária resumed performing after being encouraged by a Cape Verdean exile, leading musician and patron of the arts, Bana, who lived in
Portugal. He secured invitations to Portugal where she performed a series of concerts sponsored by a local women's organization.
A Frenchman of Cape Verdian descent named Jose Da Silva persuaded her to go to
Paris where she recorded a new album, La diva aux pieds nus (The Barefoot Diva) in 1988. This album won critical acclaim and began for her a dramatic comeback that accelerated with her 1992 album, Miss Perfumado. She became an international star at the age of 47. (Wikipedia)

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Bezmara Ensemble - Mecmua'dan Saz Ve Soz




Ottoman Music / Turkish Classical Music
2004



1. Nikriz Peşrev
2. Aşk elinden âşıkı câm ile sahbâ söyledür / Derd ile yâr olmuşam, nice dil virdim sana
3. Zâhid iş âhir oldu sûfi duaya başla
4. Çeng taksimi
5. Nişabur Peşrev
6. Girdi eyyâm-ı şitâ, irişdi eyyâm-ı bahâr
7. Nedir bu itdüğün bana revâ mıdur yüzü gülşen
8. Ey şeyh-i melek cefâ ü cevr ile inletme beni
9. Nişabur Sazende Semaisi
10. Kemânçe taksimi
11. Buselik Peşrev
12. Nice vasf itsün o şûhu dil-i hoş-dem ne disün
13. Ey gönül aşkın sarayın yıkdı bir nâ-mihriban
14. Aşiran-buselik Sazende Semaisi
15. Ney taksimi
16. Kadir Allah kalem çekmiş sana iki kaş yerine
17. Yine ayrı düşdüm yârden
18. Sensüz bu gönül meclis-i ıyş ü demi n'eyler
19. Kanun taksimi
20. Zülf-i anber-bârınun âşüftesidür rüzgâr
21. Şehâ zülfün beni divâne kıldu
22. Vefa gelmek muhâl oldu nigâr-ı dil-pesendimden
23. Her sabah çıkar yolu beklerim
24. Hüseyni Sazende Semaisi
25. Kopuz taksimi
26. Cânâ beni hicrân ile künc-i gama salma
27. Tâ ezelden derd-i aşka mübtelâdur gönlümüz
28. Reng-i rûy-i gül-zârı tebâh eyledi bülbül
29. Irak Sazende Semaisi
30. Şehrud ve santur taksimi
31. Aks-i rûy-i yâr ile pürdür derûn-i sinemiz
32. Barekâllah hoş yaratmış, gülse halk âlem güler
33. Gel kâkülünü gerdanıma ser meded
34. Ceng-i Harbi



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