Tagged: "Balkan"

Gypsy Folk Radio – World Radio

11:30 & 23.30 GMT

Gypsy Folk Radio is a monthly podcast run by Balkan Alien Sound bouzouki player Martin Coyle. Its aim is to share the music that inspires us and also to interview local musicians exploring the influence of folk and trad in their musical lives and hear their stories behind the tunes.
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Yo Rovaniemella

Weekly Album Choice “Yö Rovaniemellä”

On The Weekly Album Choice show, we choose a world/folk/roots album and play it in its entirety.
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha are from Lapland, from small towns called Salla, Inari and Rovaniemi. Their music is a specialty marinated in many soups. You may hear echoes from Balkan gypsy music, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa.
“Yö Rovaniemellä” which translates into “Night in Rovaniemi”, beautifully and emotionally delivers a tight mixture of shlager and Balkan tunes. It leaves your ears warm and your heart thumping. www.mrjaakko.com