Category: Music I like

Albania

The search continues. Undeterred by almost total failure to find music worth listening to in Montenegro we cross the border into what was post 1945...

Montenegro

Gentle reader, I have failed. Aside from some rather cheesy (to my ears/eyes, anyway) “folk” videos and a few Eurovision entries, I can find no music...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is more than a month since my last post. It is more than seasonal torpidity that has kept me back. But it is largely....

Croatia

After several days searching, I thought was going to get nowhere with Croatia. This tour began as an exploration of the coasts of the countries...

Slovenia

So far … so good, but time to review the rules. To this point, the Mediterranean make-believe expedition has concentrated on coastal towns and...

All the way to Venice (and Trieste)

Almost the last part of the of the Italian leg (sorry!) of this imaginary Mediterranean journey. Leaving Apulia and moving north, the plan now is to...

Italy – Toe to heal

To the deep south of Italy to discover some of the most exciting and invigorating music that I have heard for years, all the more...

Italy – North West – Nord Ovest

Leaving Monaco with an Italian novel in my hand (set in Monaco) heading for North West Italy and music from Liguria, Lombardy,  Piedmont, Milan and Bologna....

Mediterranean France

My imaginary Mediterranean music tour continues. It was music from this region that twanged my interest in the search-the-Med-for-music trip. I have no idea how...

Adéu a Catalunya, Adiós España

I have tried very hard to trim down the playlists from Mediterranean Spain. I was aiming for 20. The final list has 50 and there...

Mediterranean Music – Catalonia

Catalonia, do you have a lot of music; and even more diversity than I was expecting, and a lot of protest which I suppose...

Mediterranean Music – Valencia

So far the best discovery of all the music in Valencia is the preservation and performance of early Spanish Music. The key figures seem to...

Mediterranean Music – Murcia

The next stop on my make-believe music of the Mediterranean tour is Murcia. Aside from one discovery – Cuadrillas - the search is disappointing....

Mediterranean Music – Gibraltar

The beginning of the journey and the beginning of the project. The search for interesting and challenging music around the Mediterranean starting in Gibraltar....

Now I’m listening to … Dikanda

Then I discovered the "Related Artists" link on Spotify. (As I write incidentally I am listening to this.) A few years ago I lamented on...

Music walk around old town Ljubljana

I was in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music...

Music: Jupiter Okwess

Three years ago, when he released his international debut album Hotel Univers, it seemed that Jupiter Bokondji would be the new hero of the African...

Music: Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin is the finest exponent of sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, and is remarkable not just for her clear, pained...

Dej še’n litro

Dej še’n litro – the name does not translate well in Bing or Google translators. Actually it translates as nonsense, which is probably appropriate. At...

Free Music Archive

  Lets talk about Music In this edition of Podcasting For I’m talking to Cheyenne Hohman, the Managing Director of the Free Music Archive When...