6 September 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2010-08-23: UK Disco

Iskra - Funkenflug 2010-08-23: UK Disco [en thumb]

This time: music from the U.K., mostly as a pair, new & classic ones, UK Dance & Brit Pop, heroes of the 1990s and beyond. Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim, brought the track Brimful of Asha by his remix to the dancefloor in 1997. In 2009, Tjindar Singh and Ben Ayers a.k.a. Cornershop have published a great feel good album with Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast which comprises all the best of their sound between Asian Beats and Brit Pop. The duo Goldfrapp always reinvent themselves anew. This was already the case when they have let […]

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4 September 2010 |

Flying Sparks 2010-08-13: The Ramadan Orchestra

Iskra - Funkenflug 2010-08-13: The Ramadan Orchestra [en thumb]

After Ascension it’s Ramadan now. Because of this, there is the The Nights of the Ramadan festival in Berlin. The first event of this festival was a concert of the first big band of the Arabic world. The Syrian Big Band played some classic Big Band tunes more or less in an Arabic style, but the band also covered some well-known Pop or Rock tunes, for instance by Led Zeppelin. Being a bit too sedate at first, they became quite impressive afterwards, especially after the break because of the sunset, and after the rain shower. The darling of the […]

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