Music from Russia/ Israel – Eugene Berger

Eugene Berger is a professional progressive rock, fusion and funk guitarist. He also works as a  studio and recording artist, as a composer, as a song arranger, as a music producer and as a guitar teacher. He was born in St. Petersburg and moved to Tel Aviv in 1992. Listen to his piece “Triple Core”:

Music from the US – Dirtwire

Dirtwire is an electro-acoustic duo born of David Satori of Beats Antique and Evan Fraser of Hamsa Lila. They describe their music as Back Porch Electro-cana including some world music elements. Think their music is really interesting! Listen to their song “Taiga” featuring Kongar-ol Ondar, who was himself a master Tuvan singer from Russia.

Music from Russia/the US – Regina Spector

Regina Spector is a russian american singer born in New York. Her music includes pop, indie and anti-folk elements. Here’s the song “Don’t leave me”:

Music from Russia – ДДТ

ДДТ (DDT) is a russian rock band. Listen to their piece “Ne Strelai/Не Стреляй” (english: don’t shoot):

Thanks for this suggestion Loren!

Music from Russia – Eva Polna

Eva Polna is a russian pop, dance and rock singer. Listen to their great song “Je t’aime”:

Thanks for this suggestion, thenextdoor. That’s why we love suggestions ;)

Music from Russia – Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich born 12/25 September 1906 in Saint Petersburg;.. † August 9, 1975 in Moscow was a Soviet composer, pianist and educator, Here are “Three fantastic Dances”

Music from Germany – Dschingis Khan

Dschingis Khan was a german disco pop band, formed in 1979. Their single “Moskau” was a #1 in Austria for six weeks. Here’s a nice mix:

 

Music from Russia – Akvarium

Aquarium or Akvarium is a Russian rock group, formed in Leningrad in 1972 by Boris Grebenshchikov, then a student of Applied Mathematics at Leningrad State University, and Anatoly (George) Gunitsky, then a playwright and absurdist poet.( wikipedia )  They play Reggae , Folk and a a fusion of both , here is their song “Slova Rastaman ” or “Words of a Rastaman “

http://youtu.be/_ExfpiaRfsE

Music from Russia – Masha and the Bears

Masha i medvedi (Masha and The Bears) became popular with their first single ‘Lyubochka’ (1997) though this track is not typical for their music. Their music is a slightly depressive folk. They’ve released two albums and disbanded in 2000. In 2006 they return to surprise us with their creativity. I read that medved could be translated with the word honeyeater -” Ljuba” russian for Love , amore , Liebe

Music from Germany/Uk – Peaches

And now something political :Berlin, August 8th 2012: About 400 people joined Peaches on the street to show support for the members of Russian conceptual art punk activist band, Pussy Riot, 3 of which are on trial for performing a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin.  In addition, people from all over the world have contributed their own mini-protest videos calling for the release of Pussy Riot.

Please forgive me-  first of all,  as a religious man, i was in doubt about Pussy Riots “Punk prayer” in a church i don´t know wheather it´s the right place for political protest , but the reaction of the russian government seemed to be too hard for me on the other side, up to 7 years prison for that ??  . In my opinion this blog  should notbe  political nor religious , but in the name of justice is ask Mr. Putin to free Pussy Riot !