Looks like Italy, smells like Romania .. it’s Moldova! A small, sparsely populated nation with a history of artistic censorship, but as usual there are musical delights that shine through the ages. This week’s Moldovan soundscape features underground rock from the Soviet era, father-daughter folk & pop, Balkan-punk, hip hop, and amore.
Here’s a sneak peak that comes with an odd slice of trivia.. the youngest pop star ever, Cleopatra Stratan:
I’m not even ashamed to say it; that’s a seriously catchy tune.
And also from this week’s broadcast, one of the most sublime re-issues of the year – 70s Zamrock band Salty Dog, hitherto unheard outside of Africa: