A collection of art that I enjoy:

Gypsy/Ciganski/Roma Folkminded Masters

parno graszt group photo

Gogol Bordello’s mix of gypsy folk and punk rock music facilitates a transition to appreciation of more traditional gypsy folk. In other words, Gogol Bordello blows your brain out the fucking gringosphere. But enough about them, I’ve blogged them to … Continue reading

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Crystal Fighters – Folktronic Masterminds


These Basque-inspired British kids are having a really talented good time, whether they are in the club or in a field. AND SO CAN YOU!

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Music Seen in the Old World

Performances from the following groups blew my mind in Europe. I’ve listed the groups and the venues I saw them in. For each group I have included a representative video. Note that the videos don’t correspond to the venues where … Continue reading

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Public Art

Signs and graffiti from Spain, Hungary, and the Czech Republic:

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A Turko-Ruso-Proletarian Call to Action

The Turkish band Mor ve Ötesi caused a buzz when it released a video for the track Uyan. In the video, the song was set to Andrei Khrjanovsky’s  “Glass Harmonica,” an eerie and overtly anti-capitalist Russian cartoon from 1968. A more intimate way to … Continue reading

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East Infections: Chernobyl’s Multiculturalist Regurgitations

East Infections: Chernobyl's Multiculturalist Regurgitations

^ Click the image to watch the playlist! ^ I handpicked the most succulent recordings of the sanity-shattering gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello and stuck them in a playlist. The list kicks off with best-of studio recordings, transitions into acoustic … Continue reading

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Moroccan Immigration

After Romanians, Moroccans are the largest immigrant population in Spain. As with anywhere, immigration is an important facet of contemporary Spanish society. Although Morocco is quite close to Spain, their immigration issue deviates from the standard conception of US-Mexico border-hopping … Continue reading

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I’ll be going back to Barcelona


  Catalonian Sunrise City Sights Parc Güell The harbor, the sea, from Monjuic Las Ramblas Goran Bregovich en la Palau de Música Catalana Bella Ciao: Kalashnikov: Haide Yano: Bike Tour Sagrada Familia Parade, Beach in February Catalonia by Day Castillian … Continue reading

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Chilean Street Art

latinoamerica by La Mano (Jano y Basti)

I must complement this Finnish art teacher’s angle on street art in Chile. Click the image to see more     http://tarjakankkunen.wordpress.com/category/muraali/

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