Tag Archives: world music

DWIKI DHARMAWAN – Rumah Batu

October 25, 2018

MoonJune 2018 Fortress open to the winds: Indonesian keyboard player finds definitive fusion of elements to conjure up passion and discipline. A follow-up to and a close relative of with whom it shares title, translated into Bahasa, and a rhythm … Continue reading

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BARIŞ MANÇO / KURTALAN EKSPRES – Estagfurullah… Ne Haddimize !

October 10, 2017

Türküola 1983 / Pharaway Sounds 2017 Embracing his pop aspect, Anatolian nightingale gets into the groove. An established superstar in Turkey, Bariş Manço approached the ’80s trying to conceptualize as many musical strands as possible, and if 1981’s was primed … Continue reading

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MARK BARNWELL – Mandala

October 1, 2017

Axe Calibre 2016 Filigree flamenco fantasies from an artist whose fluttering flurries of notes make one’s soul fly. Spanish guitarist from England: this phrase may seem strange unless implications of playing a certain sort of instrument start seeping through one’s … Continue reading

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MOUSSU T E LEI JOVENTS – Navega!

July 14, 2017

Manivette 2017 What is good? ask Occitan troupe who hide serious intent behind a smile to answer their own question in a tuneful way. It took these troubadours three years to peel off the blissful patina of and revert the past … Continue reading

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TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION – Mata Hati

April 24, 2017

MoonJune 2017 With a new assignment to deliver, Indonesian fusioneer finds another terra firma. There’s a few faces this artist wears within various projects’ frameworks, but “Mata Hati” might be his most refined rock record. It’s a follow-up to 2014’s … Continue reading

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