Brian Mullen at the Irish BBC Radio presents music from pop to roots via trad, blues, and soul in his program. In the recent edition, he played four tracks from the Narrator Records’ release Gleimim by Chalaban.
Once a month radio-Worldmusic-specialists from twenty-four European countries select their individual top favorites out of current worldmusic releases from their playlists and mail them to Berlin. The nominations are processed in a database and the top 20 is then published as the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE.
Following the release by NarRator Records the brand new studio album with a special guest Tal Tula Ben Ari on two bonus songs, the four guys from Belgrade are unstoppable. We spoke with them about the places they have visited and the spirits they have touched.
The Serbian state radio introduced the latest releases of our partner Narrator Records. Bojan Djordjevic, the most acknowledged expert of world music in Serbia, organizer of several festivals and presenter of famous groups. In his program, Bojan talks about Oi Dipnoi, Chalaban, Naked and Meszecsinka.
We will represent our bands and projects at the stand of Mediaevent. This year the world music expo will be held in East-Europe for the second time. This gives us hope that our artists will receive more attention.
There is no other music meeting like this. The format and the surroundings of the forum gave mood and time to the participants to build real connections. Without real connections, there is no good business, at least in the world of worthy music.
Budapest Ritmo supports up and coming bands from the Central European region. On the 5th of October Hungarian and foreign bands selected by an international jury take the stage at Szimpla. Meszecsinka, Etnorom and Csángálló represent Hungary on the showcase.
Gleimim, the title of Chalaban's new album, comes from the nickname of Saïd Tichiti's home town in Morocco, Guelmim. The city lies on the cusp of the desert and is a melting pot of Berber, Arab and African culture. The band was formed in Budapest 19 years ago and combines the traditions of the band members' homeland with music from the Carpathian Basin.
Babel Sound is a special event, organized every year at the lake Balaton in Hungary by our partner, Media Event. The bands connected to BabelArts are frequent guests of the festival. Let us introduce you the meeting of the folks.
The new album of Maria Keck will be released in October by our partner Narrator Records. The record summarizes the ten-year work of Mária Keck through the Nuestro Aire formation to the De Cobre project. The guiding principle of the singer-dancer-choreographer's life is the flamenco with which she began to deal with in Budapest and which led her through Madrid to many countries in Europe (Germany, England, Norway, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania) and Argentina and Japan.