Various - The Rough Guide To Turkish Café album
Whether a typical Turkish café has a soundtrack like this is a moot point, but it's a nice idea. The star of this particular show is Sezen Aksu, who merits three tracks (to be fair, one is incredibly brief) as befits her status as the country's leading pop diva. But pop here is an elastic phrase, and she has combined Western ideas and Turkish styles to become a leader in a very Turkish style of music.
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The Rough Guide to Greek Café is a world music compilation album originally released in 2010. Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, the release covers a wide breadth of the music of Greece on Disc One, from traditional to modern. Disc Two highlights Dimitris Mistakidis. The album was compiled by Marc Dubin, a journalist specializing in Greece for the past three decades. Brad Haynes coordinated the project, Laurence Cedar mastered the work, and Phil Stanton was the producer.
Rough Guide to Music of the Himalayas. This one is sure to become a Rough Guide classic. Encompassing a polyglot mixture of Turkish musical styles, traditions and ethnic groups, this CD reveals unique sounds that have resulted from Turkey's equally unique position as a land spanning two continents. For those familiar with Islamic music, in particular music of the Arab countries, you will be able to detect the many differences between Turkish music and that of its neighbouring Islamic nations. In representing the unique music of Turkey, the Rough Guide label has put together an album full of variety - this album has pop, bellydance, gypsy music, folk music, classical and sufi music. What's striking about this is the surprising ease with which the styles flow together, and the connections between the styles.
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Bonus CD: Vitor Ramil & Marcos Suzano: Satolep Sambatown Composer, instrumentalist, singer and author, Vitor Ramil released his first album at the age of 18 and has gone on to record nine studio albums. In 2008, he won the Prêmio Tim award for Best Singer, the most important award of Brazilian music as chosen by the public
The Rough Guide to Desert Blues. The Rough Guide To Desert Blues is a world music compilation album originally released in 2010. Desert blues refers to the music of the Mandinka and related nomad groups of the Sahara, who perform a style of music considered the root of the American Blues genre. This was first popularized in the West by Ali Farka Touré and has more recently been carried by a new wave of artists such as Tinariwen.
Whether by trade, war, colonialism, or Inquisition, the people of Northern Africa, Southern Europe, and the Middle East have been constantly moving about-and bringing their music with them, literally or metaphorically. Pianist Maurice El Médioni, heavily influenced by Sephardic and Andalusian music as well as jazz, appears with an all-star band on the elegant "Bienvenue-Abiadi," from his classic album Café Oran (Piranha, 1996). Among the remaining tracks, here are the highlights. Spanish guitarist Javier Ruibal is enchantingly romantic with the memorable and hummable Andalusian/Arabic melodies of "Perla de la Medina.
Before I listened to the Rough Guide to Greek Café I looked at a picture of the cover and thought, "I wonder if the emphasis will be on the word café or on the word Greek. A lot of the Greek music that I'd heard, when it wasn't pop music, tended to be hard and ringing. It was music played to a circle-dance rhythm, with a regular stress that told the dancers when to emphasise a step.