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Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the globe, plus a studio session with Istanbul-born singer Cigdem Aslan, and her take on the Rebetiko songs of the Greek diaspora who settled in and around Smyrna and Istanbul.

Touching a wide spectrum of themes including poverty, crime, violence, drugs, death and exile, Rebetiko music reflects the urban experience of Greeks forced to settle in Turkey following the 1922 population exchange. Shared musical heritages, melodies, lyrics and sentiments converged where local communities integrated with those exiled, and inspired musicians and composers such as Papazoglu, Hatzichrostos, and Skarvelis. Cigdem Aslan draws on this repertoire in her performances.

Istanbul-born Cigdem Aslan, who sings in her native Turkish, as well as Kurdish, Greek, Ladino and an array of Balkan languages, is now established in London studying music at Goldsmith's University and as a vocalist both with the She'Koyokh Klezmer ensemble and the SOAS Rebetiko band. She has performed in Balkan music ensemble Dunav and worked with individuals such as Dimitris Koufogiorgos and folk-rock singer songwriter Boo Scher.

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Presented by Lopa Kothari
Produced by Dean Craven

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A give du batt meg
Valkyrien Allstars
Album: Spotlight Norway
Norwegian Traditional Music Agency, Promo CD

Vera Cocek
Alejandro & the magic Tombolinos
Album: Global local Volume 5
Continental Drifts Records

Ulls de Vidre
Dijous Pella
Album: World music from Catalonia
Catalan! Music –Promo CD

Immigrant Punk
Gorgol Bordello
Album: Live from Axis Mundi
Side One Dummy Records SD1407-2

Tommy T: The Eighth Wonder
Tommy T
Album: The Prester John sessions
Easy Star Records ES-1021

Minyeshu/D. DuVall/O. Meleggi/L. Vieira: Halafi nen Kealem (serra)
Minyeshu
Album: Dire Dawa
Me and My other Records MMOCD2003

Studio Session

Cigdem Aslan (vocals)
Pavlos Carvalho (bouzouki)
Pavlos Melas (acoustic guitar/vocals)
Cahit Baylav (violin)

Xrisafakis: Pane gia to Praso
Cigdem Aslan & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware and Philip Ashley, Broadcasting House, 2010.

Anon: Izmirin Kavaklari
Cigdem Aslan & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware and Philip Ashley, Broadcasting House, 2010.

Ease di Tension
Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew
EP: Ease di Tension
Modiba Productions, Promo CD

Sa Sagla vi ut
Unni Boksasp
Album: Spotlight Norway
Norwegian Traditional Music Agency –Promo CD

Le Trio Joubran: Masar
Le Trio Joubran
Album: A l’ombre des mots
World Village WVF479036

Wide Eyed, legless
Laura Veirs
EP: Wide Eyed, Legless
Bella Union bellacd227p

Musicos do interior
Aurelio Massojie; David Ndumbo
Album: Tsikaya –Musicos do interior
Pangeiart PAN105CD

Studio Session

Tountas: Ferte Preza
Cigdem Aslan & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware and Philip Ashley, Broadcasting House, 2010.

Tountas: Ama Katerina Mon
Cigdem Aslan & Ensemble
BBC Recording by engineers Marvin Ware and Philip Ashley, Broadcasting House, 2010.

Congo
Grupo Lokito
Album: Global local Volume 5
Continental Drifts Records, Promo CD

Razia/J.Ambler/N Randriamanana: Salamalama Aby
Razia
Album: Zebu Nation
Cumbancha Records CMB-CD-16

Toure: Souba Souba
Vieux Farka Toure
Album: Other Roads: Fondo Remixed
Six Degrees 657036 7133 2 1

Mae: The River
Audra Mae
Album: Haunt
Side One Dummy records SD1402

Girma Negash, Arr. Tommy T: September Blues
Tommy T
Album: The Prester John sessions
Easy Star Records ES-1021

1 hour, 45 minutes

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Fri 5 Feb 2010 23:15

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