15th March 2019: Azita – Baba Heydar

Artist: Azita (آزیتا)Title: Baba Heydar (بابا حیدر)Language: Persian Translation: ? I’m afraid I don’t know anything else about this song, apart from that it was originally recorded in 1979, then featured on an Iranian music compilation called ‘Sedayeh Del (Funk, Psychedelia And Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation)’. This record was released in 2013 on the Pharaway Sounds ‎label.

14th March 2019: Pen Ran – Kyom Men Sok Jet Te

Artist: Pen Ran (ប៉ែន រ៉ន)Title: Kyom Men Sok Jet Te (ខ្ញុំមិនសុខចិត្តទេ) Language: Khmer Translation: I’m unsatisfied This rather groovy tune is from Cambodia. Singer Pen Ran is also known as Pan Ron. The title was quite risque for the time, as it has a sexual reference which would not have been common in Cambodian music. She often worked with another...

13th March 2019: Surorile Osoianu – Trece-un nouraș pe sus

Artist: Surorile Osoianu (Osoianu Sisters) Title: Trece-un nouraș pe sus Language: Romanian Translation: I have seen it translated two ways – ‘clouds passing high above’, or ‘little cloud passing by’. This track is so beautiful! It’s a traditional Moldovan folk song from the Basarabia region. It seems to be about a girl who had a romance with a shepherd. From the...

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