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Aka Balkan Moon & AlefBa: Double Live

Read "Double Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The music of the Balkans has been progressively finding a prominent place among Western listeners of creative music in the past several years, though its presence has been a relevant factor for decades. Notably Raya Brass Band, Eastern Boundary Quartet and Balkan Beat Box have directly and indirectly incorporated the regional influences in the context of post-modern approaches blending regional folk, world and jazz elements. A number of like-minded musicians--the core trio, Aka Moon (billed here as the “AKA Balkan ...

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Aka Moon-with David Gilmore, Prasanna and Pierre Van Dormael: Aka Moon Guitars

Read "Aka Moon Guitars" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Let's be real. How many people in the world outside of their native Belgium know who Aka Moon is? The ratio could be staggering. One in just how many? How many of you reading this right now think their name means “also known as moon?" Wrong. The name, and aspects of their music, stems from their passion for the AKA Pygmies, with whom they lived in the great forest of Central Africa in 1991. Absolutely world-class musicians, these guys operate ...


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