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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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Global feast pt 1

May 27th, 2012

If you visited our SOB radio facebook page lately, one couldn’t but notice the unique character of the postings. The lady in charge is our dear friend/ partner & rather inspirational writer ( Novel, Fiction ) Orit Wohlfeiler. Orit has been exploring authentic global music for some time now, fascinated by forgotten cultures and melodies, as she exposes us to extremely unique foreign tastings, bringing some added value to our off the wall 24/7 stream. You could listen to some guttural traditional chanting by the Inuit people, to magical gutsy singing of the gypsies, or even some full of feeling and soul Japanese funk for those of you that might have thought those people were too technical. We have thought it would be a great idea to enrich the daily servings with this new section we have named “Global Feast”. This time we want to share with you an authentic demonstration of Tuvan Throat Singing, of a love song. Got to watch this one.


Bomrani music

May 14th, 2012

Listen to this awesome track OW, our SOB partner and mentor had exposed us to. Behzad Omrani was born 27 years ago in Tehran and had released his first album in 2008. Lyrics and vocals by Behzad Omrani, music composed by Hamid Reza Behzadian.


Munshi Khan

December 26th, 2011

This is an extraordinary session recorded at Yaniv Hakim’s home studio in Tel-Aviv, Israel with the amazing Rajasthani musicians: Munshi khan, Chugge Khan and Nihal Khan. Munshi Khan was killed in a car accident last September. Yaniv is now publishing the album on the internet where all proceeds go to Munshi’s family which is in need of some urgent cash right now. We’ll keep you posted about this one and you are more than welcome to contact Yaniv through his Facebook page


Hindi Zahra and Riff Cohen live in Tel Aviv

November 13th, 2011

Went to see Hindi Zahra and Riff Cohen last night and had a blast. Working on some cool videos for ya all, in the meantime, some photos my dear friend and very talented photographer Tomer Kerman took for us.





Double date

November 6th, 2011

I always thought Hindi Zahra is extremely beautiful and had a crash on her plus I really dig her gentle sexy music. Now at a theatre near me, at the Barbie club on the night of the 12th, highly recommended, cant wait, I will bring you sounds visuals and smells, plus a bonus show, Riff Cohen, realatively unknown, real promising.


Digital Buddha

October 7th, 2011

Jin Hi Kim is internationally acclaimed innovative Komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso and a Guggenheim Fellow in Composition. Kim is New Haven Symphony Orchestra Komungo Master-in-Residence (2011-2012) and Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with New Haven Symphony Orchestra (2009-2011). She has introduced the indigenous instrument for the first time into Western contemporary music scene through her wide array of compositions for chamber ensemble, orchestra, intercultural ensemble, multi-media, and avant-garde improvisations. Kim has co-designed the world’s only electric Komungo. During the three decades Kim has performed as soloist in her own compositions and improvisations at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Royal Festival Hall (London), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), and many significant new music festivals, jazz festivals, museums and universities throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, South America, Russia, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Listen and watch the amazing Digital Buddha



April 19th, 2011

We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s  Stinkweeds for example..

The new Andalusian orchestra

November 20th, 2010

The New Andalusian Orchestra is the successor of the previous Israeli Andalusian Orchestra which had been terminated in February 2009 due to the dismissal of all musicians and workers, most of whom refused to be dissuaded and therefore continued to hold rehearsals and concerts in a steadfast struggle for government recognition and public funding.

This struggle was met with success when the Israeli Ministry of Culture granted the orchestra recognition on February 28, 2010. This was accompanied by the decision to retroactively fund the orchestra for their activities in 2009 and to veto the Ashdod Municipality’s petition to transfer these funds to their service.

Most of the musicians play from sheet music on classical western instruments- Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass and Oboe. These are accompanied by a traditional ensemble of classic eastern instruments- oud, Kamanja (knee violin), Kanoun, Ney, Darbuka and tar all of whom play without sheet music, through the knowledge that has been passed on to them from hundreds of generations.

In a week or so we`ll bring to you a filmed general rehersal that took place before a special event in the memory of Joe Amar. This rehearsal was filmed with a consumer videocam using the camera`s mic only.


March 28th, 2010

Tinariwen is one of my favorite bands, a mixture of Touareg poetry and song to the radical chaabi protest music of Moroccan groups like Nass El Ghiwane and Jil Jilala, and the Algerian pop rai to western rock and pop artists like Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Hendrix and Bob Marley. They sound to me like The talking heads Remain in light masterpiece album with desert Algerian rai. This is another Vincent Moon masterpiece that I have found on his site


Throw down your heart

February 3rd, 2010

Bela Fleck is America`s most famous Banjo player. He did what Ry Cooder did with the uncles from Cuba, but in Africa with his ‘Throw down your heart’ unique contemporary world music venture . This wonderful project is following the roots of the Banjo, all the way to the wild and fascinating land of Africa and to be more specific, Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia and Mali. The views are wild and the music and collaboration is magical. As Bela tries to explain it, when you get to meet a new musician, discover a new instrument, and playing together is spontaneous, inspiring and exiting, it`s like being a kid in a toy store. Bela has received two Grammy awards for Best Contemporary World Music Album & Best Pop Instrumental Performance.The project is titled ‘Throw down your heart’ as you can visit the funky flash site and look at the photos, listen to sounds, and watch a trailer of the movie. For info about Part 2 that has just been released and his Amazing African musicians tour go to our news section. Listen to  Afel_Bocoum