This Week’s Six Pillars – Nu Turkish Disco vs World Grooves
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Nu Turkish Disco vs World Grooves

A selection of Turkish composer Djanan Tunan’s new release The Maze, coinciding with Baba Zula‘s London show on Nov 22nd. The ‘Istanbul Psychedelia’ of Baba Zula draws from the long tradition of Anatolian rock with disco influences since the 1970s. We’ve played Djanan before on Six Pillars, after seeing her live on a stage on … Continue reading

Currently Listening To….Al Balabil – البلابل​
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Currently Listening To….Al Balabil – البلابل​

Al Balabil- The Nightingales البلابل​ were a supremely famous girl-band in early 70’s Sudan. They were three sisters Hadia, Aamal,& Hayyatt…See them singing below and here. What’s of note about their diversity of sound, is that Al Balabil’s music, from the 1950s to today, ranges from 50s reverb guitars to tribal chanting, vocals that sound … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat in London
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat in London

Sister vocalists and songwriters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat sing folk and classical in Persian. Their elevating, haunting voices are “their artistic cause” and the reason for which they left Iran, in order to be able to perform. Now they appear in north London’s Art Depot, Finchley in the Pentland Theatre on February 28th. The sisters’ songs … Continue reading