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Photos of Odessa, Plus Our Valentine’s Day 2017 Playlist

It’s Valentine’s Day and in case that matters to anyone anymore, your editor has put together a playlist of music made by some of our friends in Ukraine and Russia. We’re also throwing in some of our photos of the beautiful Black Sea port city of Odessa, where we occasionally hide out when we’re not…

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Balkanist Playlist: Songs for a Bruised World

Old and new protest songs from Russia, Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia. “Discipline”, Borghesia (1989) Probably one of the most prophetic music videos ever made: Slobodan Milošević and a map of Yugoslavia covered in barbed wire and fire several years before the war began. “Roadhouse”, Gnoomes (2015) Our friends from…

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Holiday Playlist: Experimental and Early Electronic Music from Yugoslavia

We hope your winter holidays have been enjoyable so far. We’ll be back at work relatively soon, but in the meantime, here’s some experimental/early electronic music from Yugoslavia. “Black Santa Claus”, Dee Dee Mellow, Zagreb, Croatia (1990) Merry Christmas to everyone on the Gregorian Calendar! We have little choice but to…

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Friday Playlist: Sweet and Psychedelic from Yugoslavia

A short collection of (mostly) lesser known songs from Yugoslavia to help you escape from the relentlessly bad news of the world on this Friday afternoon. Sanjalice Sanjalice were likely the first all-female band in Yugoslavia. Active between 1965-1969, they achieved a modest level of fame across the region. On…

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Balkanist Playlist #2: Holiday Songs for People Who Do Not Like Holiday Songs

Happy holidays to all. Here are a few songs. Thank you to our friends who contributed some fine suggestions. Much love and happiness in the New Year!! Greetings from Sarajevo,  Balkanist xx. Sam Cooke, “You Send Me”   Caetano Veloso, “In the Hot Sun of Christmas Day”   Three Degrees, “Collage”…

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