This evening you plucky hosts Ziv Lode and Dan Abbott edutain you through sixty minutes of tunes themed around SITARS! SITARS SITARS! For a few mad years in the late 60s, the Indian-born instrument multiplied and swarmed through the international pop world, corkscrewing its way into the open ears of the Now Generation. With a buzz and a twang, Begilufin spins the globe and surveys the resulting musical mess!
For best results, listen seated on your kitchen floor with legs fully crossed.
On tonightâs âIslandâ section we bid farewell to Brazilian superstar and Os Mutantes founder member, Rita Lee.
As always, this is spontaneous and rather silly radio - we always throw in a couple of mistakes for your entertainment.
Begilufin is an hour long radio show broadcast live twice a month from the heart Berlin on the station Pi Radio. On Begilufin we play a wild, confusing mess of international sounds, stretching from the birth of recorded music to something we heard two days ago. We do our best to ignore the normal, accentuate the weird, and ignore borders, boundaries and time-zones. Each show revolves around a central theme and then we surprise each other (and you, dear listener) with our selections live on air.
Since you ask, âBegilufinâ is a Hebrew word meaning intoxicated, inebriated, drunk, sozzled or smashed - a perfect description of the delirious off-centre mix of crazed music we like to spin on the show or indeed the effect it might have on your ears.
Begilufin was created by Ziv Lode in 2010. Ziv was joined by Dan Abbott a couples of years later after a chance meeting in a kindergarten playground revealed a mutual love of the music of Erkin âThe Turkish Hendrixâ Koray.