Cyprus is an island divided. The northern half is Turkish occupied. The southern part, though a sovereign nation since 1960, is still very much propelled by its Greek language and heritage. Musically speaking, this means we have two distinct sonic spectrums to explore this week.
Greek-language hip-hop works remarkably well… Plato would bounce to this:
And if you’re feeling any tension in your lower thorax, North Cypriot folk-rock, like the Turkish equivalent, will leave you blissed-out and bug-eyed:
ALSO ON THE PROGRAM: An interview with the Battle of Santiago about their genre-blending new class of music.. Afrodub Postrockstep (that’s an approximation)