European Music

Western Europe has some fantastic musical sub-cultures and we all know about Eastern European and Balkan folk music. But some of the most exciting stuff is coming from the immigrant and diaspora communities in countries like France.

Trallaleri Singers of Genoa

I first heard the other-wordly “Trallaleri”polyphonic singers on Alan Lomax’s famous recordings of Italian folk music in the 1970s.

Caribbean Square Dancing in Paris

A night spent dancing squares in the Northern suburbs of Paris with local band Caribop.