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East Bloc Rock On Line Radio Links For Your Listening Pleasure

October 24, 2014
East Bloc Rock On Line Radio Links For Your Listening Pleasure

My tastes in rock music frequently gravitate towards the former communist bloc. East Germany, Hungary, Poland and the former USSR all produced some good rack music. In the Czech Republic, country music, in both Czech and English, was and is very popular. Following are some links to on line music from the former East Bloc. […]

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A Look at Kyrgyz Popular Music [Video Links]

September 1, 2011
A Look at Kyrgyz Popular Music [Video Links]

Up until now, the Kyrgyz Republic has been out of sight and out of mind. It is not a mini North Korea like Turkmenia with a personality cult. Although it has Uzbek and Russian minorities, it does not whip up ethnic hatred for them. But democracy has not come easily. Corruption has stunted the growth […]

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Song of the Day: Seqineq / The Sun [Video]

June 14, 2011
Song of the Day: Seqineq / The Sun [Video]

Imagine living in a country in which weeks can pass with no sunlight in the winter, and with no darkness in the summer. Greenland is such a country. The majority of its people speak Greenlandic, a language closely related to Inuit, which is spoken in Canada. As can well be imagined, Greenlanders welcome the summer. […]

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Musical Focus of the Day:Okinawa

March 31, 2011
Musical Focus of the Day:Okinawa

There are many countries in the world that have more than one nationality within their borders. America, has its Native Americans, its Spanish and even its French speaking minorities. Mexico has its indigenous languages such as Mayan and Aztec. There are, indeed Mexicans who don’t even speak Spanish. In addition to its Korean minority and […]

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Group of the Day: Luna Luna of Germany

March 18, 2011
Group of the Day: Luna Luna of Germany

There is a good following in Germany for a type of  folk rock  that sounds  a bit like the same genre in English. It has a sound a bit like  English groups like Fairport Convention and Pentangle. The genre sounds a bit like  Elizabethan music mixed with metal music. I came across a group called […]

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Jewish Song of the Day: Scraps of Life by Idan Raichel [Video]

March 8, 2011
Jewish Song of the Day: Scraps of Life by Idan Raichel [Video]

I never tire of Idan Raichel’s music. The boundaries of the world melt away in his musical repertoire. I am one of many people in the world whose ancestry sprawl across the borders of various countries. It is perhaps to feed a soul with roots in so many places that  my musical tastes run towards […]

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An Appreciative Look At Les Cowboys Fringants [Music Videos]

February 9, 2011
An Appreciative Look At Les Cowboys Fringants [Music Videos]

Every once in a while, I go looking for Quebec popular music. Like American English, Quebec French diverged from standard Parisian French in part because the immigrants to North America came from places in France where the spoken language differed from the “standard” French. Additionally, conditions in North America caused Quebec French to diverge from […]

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Musician of the Day: Idan Raichel [Videos]

January 23, 2011
Musician of the Day: Idan Raichel [Videos]

There is one Israeli singer named Idan Raichel who embodies an attitude that defines my Jewish identity. Although he is Ashkenazy by ethnicity, he produced music which very frequently is a fusion of Yemenite, Ethiopian and other traditions. Like Israel itself, his music is a tapestry of different ethnicities. Lately, his music has been more […]

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Song of the Day By “Ligabue”

December 21, 2010
Song of the Day By “Ligabue”

In the age of the internet, geographical distance is not an obstacle to closeness. For pennies, one can call Europe, Asia or South America with a phone card, Skype, or other resources. Even happier are the afficianados of world music. One need not go to an ethnic neighborhood or the public library to find the […]

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