Global A Go-Go presents:
Yeni Nostalji (Turkish for “New Nostalgia”) is one of the most unique bands in Richmond right now — hell, they’re unique anywhere in the world.
Led by singer-songwriter Christina Marie Gleixner (pictured above, photo by Betty Clicker), they play original songs inspired by Turkish pop music of the 1960s (which itself was heavily influenced by European and American pop of the era), sung in the Turkish language. The band has been gigging around Richmond for the last two years, and their current demo tape (which has garnered interest from international record labels) is one of WRIR’s most played albums this year.
On this week’s program, I welcome Christina Marie to the studio. We’ll talk about how she got interested in Turkish music, about writing songs in a new language, about finding your true musical calling and much more. We’ll also play music that Christina has selected: her songwriting influences, examples of the Turkish nostalji sound and what she’s listening to these days.
Also this week: Latin soul, including a recent rediscovery from Willie Bobo; and one from Banda Magda, who will share the bill next Wednesday at the Broadberry with Yeni Nostalji, and who will play live on next week’s edition of Global A Go-Go.
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