Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hamid Khezri on Dotar

The dotar is a two-stringed Iranian instrument, part of the long-necked lute family. Its sound is somewhat similar to that of the Turkish saz, though it’s played in a very different way. Hamid Khezri “is renowned as a versatile musician … Continue reading

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Graffiti Art in Athens

Some nice pictures from The Guardian. Some of the descriptions/interpretations offered in the captions are quite vague, or clearly wrong, but nevertheless the pictures here of Athens’ vibrant graffiti art scene are well worth perusing. There’s even one of Loukanikos, … Continue reading

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Taxim Zeibekiko

Markos Vamvakaris, 1935. Here, his son, Stelios, plays the tune. Well worth listening to – this is perhaps the best taxim in the rebetika corpus. The taxim ends at 1:40 and then a traditional melody follows.

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