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in foreign lands

in foreign lands

Playing tracks by

Djivan Gasparyan , Nusrat Fateh Ali khan & Michael brook, Hildegard Westerkamp, Draginovo, Bulgaria, Peter Nooten & Michael Brook and more.

I have always loved the sound of Djivan Gasparyan's music. He plays the duduk, a double reed instrument related to the oboe. It's got a great melancholy, other-worldy feel to it.

I took the "other-wordly" idea to make a mix of music that is vaguely foreign sounding, at least foreign to my American ears. The music is Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Eastern European and Indian.

I go back to a familiar source for some of the sounds, the Shortwave Music blog of Myke Weiskopf. Whether it's the night call to prayer in Bulgaria or Qur’an recitation from BSKSA Saudi Arabia, Myke has great recordings that everyone should take the time to investigate.

At various times haunting, beautiful, calming or hypnotic, the music in this mix will hopefully stir your imagination.

Comments

crowspeaks
crowspeaks

i think this might well be my favourite mix by you so far. thank you.

Farah Page
Farah Page

as if i should be surprised. once again an amazing mix!

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Thanks for your support! Cheers!

dawnie1
dawnie1

Beautiful

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:-)

Theodore Twaddell Williams

the voice and strings in Kothbiro vibrate my emotions. Beautiful mix

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I'm so glad you liked the mix! Thanks for th reminder about Kothbiro, I absolutely love that tune but haven't listened to it in a long time so I think I'll give a spin right now. Cheers!

Andrew Hunter

cool tunes..👌

oldhippyqueen

Really enjoyed the journey, thanks

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This mix has had a recent resurgence here on Mixcloud, I guess I'll have to revisit it myself. Thanks for reminding me about it. Cheers!

DJ_VS23
DJ_VS23

Very nice track selection. Love this mix!

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Thanks for tuning in!

Yesheen Singh

my favorite mix on mixcloud. thank you for sharing. transportive...

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Thanks for listening and thanks for your kind words. Cheers!

Sharon Sparks

Giving another listen. Great mix. Armchair traveling. Thanks!

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Thanks Sharon! Glad you liked it!

skyecatcher

Saw your set in my feed as I follow Namor777...exquisite music as are Namor's sets...have Think and Kothbiro in my library. Loved L'oiseau De Bois, never heard this b4. Think you may like The Gurdjieff Folk Ensemble, Havun being my fav track but all uniquely beautiful. Thank you for sharing :))

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Thanks for listening & for turning me on to Gurdjieff Folk Ensemble. Good stuff!