Music Odyssey: Artificially Constructed Languages

Join volunteers Filip and Sacha and special guest Egor for a new episode of Music Odyssey! This episode focuses on artificially constructed languages (Conlang) and non-existing languages. We listen to songs in different constructed and non-existing languages and discuss our impressions, as well as some theoretical ideas. Enjoy!

Music Odyssey: Gender Bending Vibes

Let’s talk about gender! This episode of Music Odyssey features songs that give off ‘gender bending vibes’. Volunteers Filip, Dovilė and Sacha discuss the songs, as well as some theory related to gender, sexuality and norms in society. If you want to find out more, listen to this interesting episode of Music Odyssey!

Rebetiko – freedom hidden in music

Rebetiko is a popular genre of Greek urban music, which was formed at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1923, Greece was faced with the resettlement of over 1.5 million Greeks from the Asia Minor area. Greek poor class of workers had a strong contact with the refugees and their culture. The musicians of these two cultures were spontaneously exchanging musical ideas and as a result – Rebetiko was born.
By interviewing a modern Rebetiko musician from Thessaloniki, George Semkos, we found out more about this musical genre.

Music Odyssey: The Sound of Water

Water is fascinating for many people. It is ever-changing, can take various forms and can give people both positive and negative feelings. In this episode of Music Odyssey, Filip, Kuba and Sacha explore how the sound of water can be expressed through music.

Balkan Fest 2018: music, culture and traditions

The Balkan festival is more than a special event with its folklore and traditions. It is an event where youth and elders gather together. Balkan fest is an annual event which took place, this year, in Thessaloniki, between 16-17th of February and it attracted many local people and city guests. According to the organizers, this year, the festival lasted longer and also offered more diverse music bands than before.

Rythm of Europe – Pimba vs Disco Polo

Brace yourself for the battle of the century! In this podcast two of the most kitschy musical genres will face each other – Polish ‘disco polo’ and Portuguese ‘pimba.’ Which one of them will win a title of the most trashy music in the history? For the answer listen to our podcast!

Rhythm of Europe – France.

Music in France, music with an amazing, very long history. Since Medieval times till now, France is one of the leading countries when it comes to trends in music. But how is it today? What do young people in France listen to these days? If you want to know the answer, listen to our podcast!

Turbofolk – The Music Everyone Loves To Hate

In this episode we are exploring turbofolk. The musical genre in the Balkans that everyone loves to hate. But Turbofolk can also tell us a thing or two about Balkan societies. It’s a podcast full of divas, macho men and pop music so make sure to turn up the volume!