Jali Suso – Kora player

Jali Suso – Kora player

This was another performer I saw at the Exeter Respect Festival, playing the Kora. He was accompanied by two youngsters on guitar, which I thought a bit incongruous at the time but I really think the combination of instruments worked. Recorded on 7th August 2006...
Turkish Music at the Phoenix

Turkish Music at the Phoenix

On the weekend of 8 July, the Exeter Phoenix hosted the annual Respect Festival. Among the many performers was a guy playing Turkish folk songs on a Saz. I found the sound of the instrument and the vocal melodies hypnotic and compelling. ← Parc Guell, Barcelona...
Montserrat Basilica Boy’s Choir

Montserrat Basilica Boy’s Choir

The mountain of Montserrat near Barcelona is home to one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe. Before our visit we’d read that the choir sing each day at 1pm. There was lengthy introduction given in numerous languages (can also be heard here) and the...
Classical guitarist at Parc Guell, Barcelona

Classical guitarist at Parc Guell, Barcelona

Earlier this month we traveled to Barcelona for the Sonar Festival. After the festival was over, we had the chance to explore some of the sights we had missed during our last visit to the city a few years ago. The first of these was Parc Guell, designed by Antoni...

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