Music from Algeria – Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahimi, born in 1976 in the sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. In 1995 Brahim won the ‘1st National Song Contest‘ of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. After a tour through Europe, she became more and more popular and released her first albums. Have a listen to her wonderful song “Lagi”:

Music from Denmark – Lasse Matthiessen

Lasse Matthiessen is a danish singer-songwriter, born in Kopenhagen and now living in Berlin. He describes his music as moving between the coordinates of slowmotion, melancholy, and folk. Listen to his absolutely amazing song “Seven Ravens”:

Music from Australia – David Craft

David Craft is an australian dark folk musician. After playing in various bands for several years (e.g. Big Old Bears), David Craft started his solo career. Listen to his nice relaxed song “Smokey Lungs and Dirty Puns”:

Music from Georgia – The Trio Mandili

Another one from Georgia , this little country on the coast of the Black sea , with a long and interesting history and especially in musical regards very impressive ; these people seem to sing all day long , everywhere – beautyful

Here is the Trio Mandili with their song “Apareka”

Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Today he is 80 years old.

Leonard Cohen became well-known with songs like Suzanne, Hallelujah, First we take Manhattan, Bird on a wire , the partizan and a lot of other great songs of his work.

The sisters of Mercy (band) has been named after a song of Cohen, Nirvana mentioned him in their song “Pennyroyal Tea”

the Partizan , le partisan was the favourite song of a friend on FB, Kurt Heering , a writer from germany , died one year ago, his FB account is still online , but not active anymore, the gap in my friendship list remembers me always on this song

Lyrics

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally