Globalism and alterglobalism

Savannah Spacemen

Here‘s a wonderful blog. Read about 1970s afrocentric jazz from New York, a hundred tracks of pre-1960s 78rpm releases from Africa, the music of the Ottoman-American diaspora, deep blues from the slums of post-Ottoman Greece, and much much more.

Music Mondays: Cante flamenco

[Cross-posted from Poumista] For the Sake of the Song, a fantastic music blog, occassionally posts briliant Spanish music, and I have linked there before in this series, I think. Here’s the lastest: […] a quartet of fantastic flamenco pieces from thirties Spain. Featuring Pepe Pinto, Antonio Mairena, Manolita from Jerez, and last but not least the […]

Friday mixtape

First and last The series is nearing its end. Last week it was just me, playing Bruce Springsteen and James Last on cassette. This week, CD s – and radiator (who now blogs here) reflects on the rise and fall of the independent record store and explains his daughter’s name, and TNC (who too infrequently […]

From the Horn of Africa to the Golden Horn

This is another uninvited guest post, this time with music supplied by Noga who blogs at Contentious Centrist, based on comments made to my last post, and an e-mail from Jogo. From Noga: If Ethiopian singers are your interest,then you should check out this song by Shlmo Grunich and the Sheba choir: In this vid you […]

Ethiopiques/Hava Nagila

Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley It’s a while since I did one of these, partly as YouTube and Spotify and all these other web 2.0 things have displaced the good old fashioned mp3 blogs which flourished in the second half of the noughties. But here goes. Ethiopiques From Magnet Magazine, I am glad to discover the lovely, […]

For Nowruz

Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley [Yesterday was Nowruz, Persian New Year – the vernal equinox and the first day of Spring, a day for cleansing and visiting.] Graffiti in Iran in solidarity with Nasrin Sotoudeh, imprisoned for defending victims of the Iranian regime. Let Nasrin’s children hug their beloved mother at home! [The men] raised their voices […]