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

Women on Walls Festival – Jordan
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Women on Walls Festival – Jordan

Street artists from the world over are gathering this week in Jordan to celebrate Middle Eastern and North African female street artists and support women’s rights in the region.  The festival theme is “Stories from Fear to Freedom”, and WOWBaladk, was organised by AlBalad Theater and ست الحيطة – Women on Walls. Attendees are from … Continue reading