Road to Loikow

by Raw Music International

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We were riding through Burma, from Hpa-an to Loikow, in search of music. After weeks on the road our ears were attuned to music, picking out roadside sounds over the clatter of our broken engines. I stopped on the side of a hill. I was struck by the most overwhelming noise. Polyrhythmic and polyphonic. Loud. A melody buried in a wave of sound. It was a slow-moving orchestra, grazing amidst the shrubs and tall grass. Beasts and their bells put on the most hypnotic avant-garde musical performance the Raw Music crew has had the joy of hearing. Now we're sharing it with you. Listen on headphones and try to follow the sounds.


released January 30, 2015



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Raw Music International Chicago, Illinois

Raw Music International is a new TV show about underground music in overlooked corners of the world. On each episode your host Cyrus (24 yr old American fond of trouble and music) and the crew will head to a new country and record the most innovative, underground and sometimes dangerous music they can find. The album here is from our pilot episode, filmed in Kisumu, Kenya, where music is life. ... more

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