Tag: music

Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow...

Greece

My hyper-superficial imaginary music tour of the Med. continues. We are in Greece this time....

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes...

Returning to Podcasting

After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast - and extending it to music. Testing for...

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...

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...

Time to be Proud Oh Yeah

I’ve never been so busy.  I mean never, ever in my life. But I’m more than grateful to William Maxwell for sending me a preview...