The Sound Kitchen

Jazz fuses with folk music in Azerbaijan

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A short visit to Azerbaijan revealed a mix of jazz and local folk music, as well as the burning land around the capital Baku, RFI’s Erin Conroy tells us on The Sound Kitchen this week.  

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This week’s quiz answer: Susan Owensby asked you a question about cash-strapped Greece after the elections there put the leftist Syriza party in power.
She wanted you to tell her who are Greek’s institutional creditors who extended their bailout programme until June this year.

The answer is: The European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, known as the troika.

The winners this week are: Nasir Aziz, Sheikhupura, Pakistan ; Fr. Steve Wara, Bamenda, Cameroon, Jewel Ahmed, SHAHZADPUR, SIRAJGANJ,BANGLADESH; SALEH LIKHON, WALES, SHEFFIELD, UK; zenon teles GOA INDIA

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