Monday, December 31, 2007

Sediq Shubab - Afghan Music from the Dispora

Sediq Shubab is an Afghan singer. He continues his music career in exile from Frankfurt, Germany. Sediq sings in Persian and Pashto and he is of Panjshiri background.Sediq Shubab has a very distinct style and is one of the better contemporary Pashto artists.

Gerda De Lamana

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Quilapayun - Chilean Folk

Quilapayun formed in Chile during the mid 1960s. It was one of the most influential exponents of the Nueva Canción movement. Quilapayun in unique in the fact that its music is in part inspired by the traditional rhythms of the indigenous Andean people. After the United States government, in all its wisdom, saw fit to overthrow the democratically elected Salvador Allende and install Augusto Pinochet, one of the most brutal dictators of the modern age, Quilapayun began to protest their newly restricted civil liberties through song. Upon the assassination of several band members, Quilapayun fled to France, where its members continued making music in exile.

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

Mi patria

Indochine - French Rock

Indochine is a French new wave/rock band formed in 1981. Despite the passage of time, the band has kept a distinct 80s sound giving it a wonderfully anachronistic quality. Indochine has enjoyed success not only in France, but also in the rest of continental Europe.

Their Website

Alice et June

Les Tzars

Soda Stereo - 80's Rock from Argentina

Soda Stereo is a classic Argentine rock trio. The band established what would become the template for many other popular Spanish-speaking pop and rock music groups: clever, often mysterious lyrics, pleasing musical arrangements and an elaborate and glamorous aesthetic image. Soda Stereo has become one of the most critically acclaimed Argentine rock bands.

Música Ligera

The Brazilian band Capital Inicial covered this song, albeit with altered lyrics, under the title A Sua Maneira. Although I strongly prefer the original, the cover was well received in Brazil.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Telek - Papua New Guinean singer

George Mamua Telek is one of the few Papuan New Guinean singers who have gained international fame. He says his songs are about their daily life, songs that people sing when they pick the bananas, collect the coconuts or go fishing. He sings in his native language, Kuanua, and in the English-based creole Tok Pisin.

Telek's website
George Telek - West Papua

Páll Finnur Páll - Faroese Pop-Rock

Páll Finnur Páll is a pop-rock band from Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. The band started playing as a trio 7 years ago by three students named Páll, Finnur and Páll - hence the name - but three more members have joined since then. They released their first album Bermenn in 2003 and their second album Førist in 2006.

Páll Finnur Páll on MySpace

Páll Finnur Páll - Forelskaður Sjónleikari:

LOVEGUN - Hungarian Rock

Not to be confused with the Kiss album, whence the name was derived, LOVEGUN is one of my all time favourite bands. I actually first came in contact with them through this blog and I decided that they deserved their own post. Their website is LOVEGUN features intense female lead vocals and guitar riffs.

LOVEGUN - Megint 1 még 1 nyár


LOVEGUN - Esö mossa el

Mariza - Portuguese Fado

Fado is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. It is characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. Fado has a very distinct style and generally utilizes a solo female voice on top of a Portuguese Guitar. Mariza is one of my favourite modern Fado singers.

Mariza - Meu Fado Meu

Cavaleiro Monge

Alen Islamović - Bosnian Folk-Rock

Alen Islamović is a great Bosnian Rock artist who draws from the rich musical traditions of the Balkans.

Kunem ti se

You can download this song gratis as an mp3 from

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Два Самолёта - Russian Rock

This is a weird band from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Два Самолёта - Подруга

You can download quite some songs and watch clips on their official website.

Knesiat HaSechel (כנסיית השכל) - Israeli Rock

Wanted to share something again. It's been some time. Yea, I know. Don't spend so much time watching youtube as I used to. But still enough, hehe. Knesiat HaSechel is an Israeli rock band from Tel Aviv. This is I believe their first professional video clip, but I could be wrong, if anybody knows, please comment.

כנסיית השכל-ידיים למעלה
I love the video, it's so beautiful.
Here's the band's Myspace.