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Review of Göç

Göç

Cihan Türkoğlu

Cihan Türkoğlu

Rating: ★★★★

Born in Turkey and currently residing in Athens, Cihan Türkoğlu is a lifelong practitioner of the Turkish folk lute bağlama...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Ghoraba2

Ghoraba2

Ghoraba2

Best Foot Music

Rating: ★★★★

Rap music is, at present, the world’s musical lingua franca – it is the medium youth across the globe choose...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Sans Souci

Sans Souci

Ruşan Filiztek

Accords Croisés

Rating: ★★

As a Kurdish musician, born in the south of Turkey, now resident in France, Ruşan Filiztek is celebrating the music...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Ruminate: Improvisations for Fretless Guitar and Dutar

Ruminate: Improvisations for Fretless Guitar and Dutar

Gabriel Akhmad Marin

Worlds Within Worlds

Rating: ★★★★

American multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Marin is steeped in many music forms: on Ruminate he proves himself an imaginative interpreter of the...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Khalik Hena

Khalik Hena

Warda

Mr Bongo

Rating: ★★★★

There is surely no sound more richly redolent of 20th-century Arabic music than the great, swooning Egyptian orchestras that accompanied...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Zār Songs for the Spirits

Zār Songs for the Spirits

VARIOUS ARTISTS

JuJuSounds

Rating: ★★★★★

Zār is a rite that arrived in Egypt with migration – partly due to slavery – from sub-Saharan East Africa....

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Elif Sanchez

Elif Sanchez

Elif Sanchez

Pasion Turca

Rating: ★★★

Singer Elif Sanchez grew up in Istanbul, before moving to the US to study jazz oboe and voice at Berklee...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Chant Amazigh

Chant Amazigh

Majid Soula

Habibi Funk

Rating: ★★★★

Even devoted followers of Algerian music may find the name Majid Soula rings no bells – thankfully, the latest (number...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Frigya

Frigya

Imed Alibi feat Khalil EPI

Top of the World

Shouka

Rating: ★★★★

Imed Alibi is a Tunisian percussionist with a curious mind. Not content to take the predictable path, his two previous...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of In Tribute to Talip Özkan

In Tribute to Talip Özkan

Emre Gültekin

Top of the World

Seyir Muzik

Rating: ★★★★★

Turkish saz player Emre Gültekin has recorded two duo albums with Armenian duduk player Vardan Hovanissian (their Karin was a...

Reviewed in issue January/February/2022

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