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Articles by Nenad Georgievski

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Mariza at Sava Centar in Belgrade

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Mariza Sava Centar Belgrade December 7, 2017 Making a dramatic entrance on the stage comes naturally to Portuguese fado diva Mariza. In the completely darkened hall of Sava Centar, she quietly stepped onto the stage to the sounds of the guitar and wowed the audience with the power of her voice. The opening tune of the night “Por Ti" was a poignant yet dramatic duet between Mariza and guitarist Pedro Jóia. The ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

U2: Songs of Experience

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By blending a dazzling array of musical influences and directions for more than 4 decades now, Irish band U2 has come to represent one of the boldest rock bands in both genre-blending style and lyrical impact. 40 years since U2 was formed, the band continues to develop and refine the template they essentially created with surprisingly positive results. Several decades forward and U2 remains the world's preeminent rock band. There is literally nobody else in rock music these days that ...

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Kristo Rodzevski: Bitter Almonds

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On his sophomore release, titled Bitter Almonds, singer and songwriter Krste Rodzevski shows his full embrace of the ethereal and the noisy, of the melodic and the dissonant, and delivers a moody but kaleidoscopic release. In many ways, “Bitter Almonds" feels like an extension or a branch of the hypnotic calm on Rodzevski's debut, Batania which was a melodic song cycle full of inner bliss, inner sadness, immersive melancholy and hidden joy. The first word that is likely to be ...

INTERVIEW

Harry Benson: The Music of The Beatles is Still Terrific

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Harry Benson is a renowned journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of many magazines and are found in many books, museum collections, galleries. With an unprecedented access to some of the most popular artists of our time including intriguing characters from all walks of life and politicians that have shaped the lives of people, he has recorded some of the most decisive moments of recent history. In a career that spans over six decades, Benson has taken photographs ...

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Miroslav Tadic: Spavati, Mozda Sanjati

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With each new work, guitarist Miro Tadić shows that he is an artist that relentlessly pushes boundaries and defies any expectations. His discography demonstrates a masterful versatility, as he fearlessly and seamlessly transcends both geographies and music genres, all on one record--from Bach to Balkan improvisations and folk songs, from Satie to free improv music. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that his latest release is yet another stylistic curveball. Tadić has always implied his ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski: Mother Tongue

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Even though in his long and storied music career, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski's has had plenty of solo guitar performances amidst the myriad of bands and projects he has led or performed with, still, Mother Tongue is his first solo guitar album that he has been promising for ages to make. Stefanovski's prior years as a leader saw him engaged in a greater variety of settings than any musician in the Balkans' region as he has constantly sought fresh ways of ...

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Sting at Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje, Macedonia

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Sting Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall Skopje, Macedonia October 15, 2017 The “Boris Trajkovski" sports hall in Skopje witnessed a show as great as any in his illustrious career from the legendary musician and songwriter. Nevertheless, the attentive, full-capacity crowd who turned out witnessed something special. The gig in Skopje was next to last in Sting's world tour which began back in February. There was a tension building in the air with a ...

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Robert Plant: Carry Fire

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Some albums take a split second in order to showcase both their greatness and best qualities while others take more time and require more listening in order to reveal their treasures. While singer Robert Plant's album Carry Fire is tremendous on first listen and shows great depth and richness, it also reveals an even richer experience with other subsequent listens. As a lifelong voyager and curious explorer, his sophomore release on Nonesuch Records, Carry Fire continues his focus on creating ...

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Real World Records' Vinyl Reissues

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In the new millennia, the world seems to be a fragile and fragmented place full of fear and where xenophobia spreads like wildfire. All of that has contributed to the rise of isolationist and right--wing movements and governments around the globe. In a world that is in constant turmoil, it is good to have excellent music reissued that at the time has made the world look like a global village when this music connected people from different cultures and religions ...


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