This is the way we try to play music. The Gypsy idiom connotes controlling something stronger than you. Like a person riding a horse. When that person takes charge, he or she can go anywhere they desire. Inspired by the traditional-pop fusion of the group Nass El Ghiwane in the '70s, he began to branch out, and never stopped.
Playing guitar and guimbri and singing in a variety of styles, he has worked with popular, jazz and experimental musicians. Fours years ago he emerged as a talent in his own right. Bekkas is fascinated by the similarities between Gnawa and blues, both musical genres created by African slaves in a foreign cultural context. When an African musician hears black music from America, he notices kinship.
He can play the same Album), but with a different feeling. A transcultural discharge occurs, soft blue notes cascading like summer lightning. Resembling American blues, also Bekkas's songs have the power of personal statement. On stage, he switches guitar with the traditional Gnawa guimbri. A wooden flute and percussion complete very intimate soundscape. Link fixed in comments. Thanx to Giuliano for this post.
But Hybrids tosses his cap into the modern electronica realm. Hybrids does feature jazz and world music, but only as raw source materials for Surman to manipulate in the creation of a new electronic music hybrid. Lyricist Magyd Cherfi seems to have been in a reflective mood. The spiralling instrumental melodies of "Tout Semble Si" also spotlight the mournful Arabic side of Zebda's mix, but strings are featured more heavily and "Tombes des Nues" goes the acoustic-guitar-with-accordion route. Essence Ordinaire boasts fewer potent dance tracks, more singing than rapping, and a stronger French flavor — a quieter record that shows a different side to Zebda.
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Filmmakers Banker White and Zach Niles made a prize-winning documentary about the band's courageous struggle, thereby bringing their story to an international audience, Isnebo Et Faadah Kawtal - Divine (CD.
The resulting seventeen songs travel through deceptively relaxed Sierra Leonean Palm Wine music, triple-rhythmed gbute vang and reggae-like sounds complete Isnebo Et Faadah Kawtal - Divine (CD toastingNigerian Afro-Beat, and even echoes of Congolese soukous.
Backed by sweet yet astringent vocal harmonies, sultry guitars, homemade percussion, and playfully retro-sounding organ riffs, each selection reveals still another facet of a bittersweet but ultimately triumphant saga of survival. At long last, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are poised to become the superstars they were always destined to be. Posted by DJ Radu at 4 comments:.
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The overall sound is a refreshing diversion from the mainstays of the Celtic genre which it most closely resembles. Etnika - Nafra Hello, happy holidays to you all! Chris S. Many thanx, Chris! Many thanx to Tobi from Austria for this true discovery! That makes this all the more welcome, since Vihmaif not a return to the way things were, is at least a definite way out of the cul-de-sac.
They lay their manifesto on the line with the opening title track, which crams in samples, programmed beats, a strong studio feel around an in- your-face attitude, as if to say, "We're back. As always, the singing is powerful, with high, keening harmonies. But on Vihmathe instrumentalists feature more; instead of backup for the vocalists, they're now an integral part of the sound, with cunning, complex arrangements that add weight to the songs.
Posted by DJ Radu at 9 comments:. Courtesy of JTC. The Rough Guide to the Music of Greece Thankfully it's not solely focused on modern-day artists, but frames them in the context of the past, with tracks by the legendary Kostas Nouros, "The Nightingale of Smyrna," and George Koros, the man responsible for really introducing the fiddle into Greek music his "Ballos" is an aural treat.
Inevitably, there's plenty of rembetika and laikothose particularly indigenous Greek forms, but this stretches beyond that, to encompass the jazz-funk of Mode Pagal, whose "Pikrodafni" is rather insipid and uninspired, as well as several of the superb female Greek singers who've broken through in recent decades, like Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Glykeria, and Savina Yannatou, perhaps the most adventurous of them all.
And no overview of Greek music would be complete without Mikis Theodorakis, best known for his theme to Zorba the Greek. Memorable as that was, his real writing has extended in so many directions, and "To Trizoni" sung by Soula Birbili offers just a small glimpse of one of his facets. With excellent liner notes, this CD leaves you fully prepared to delve more deeply into music that deserves wider discovery.
The Outcaste sound fails to be monolithic, and precisely because of that, it paves the roads toward tomorrow. Posted by DJ Radu at 6 comments:. For more info: Wikipedia Link in comments. Coyne's sudden resemblance vocally to Paul Westerberg is its own curiosity, but the Replacements never quite got so fried — drunk, yes, but not fried.
The cover, one weird-ass collage of skullmonsters, random photographs of landscapes, dogs and things, and, on the back, somebody literally burning up serves to set the mood just as much as the rampaging fun of "Everything's Exploding.
Coyne's knack for utterly brilliant song titles also takes full life here — how else to explain such hilarities as "Maximum Dream for Evil Knievel" or the flatly phrased "Prescription: Love," a groovy mindbender and arty rave-up all at once.
While the Lips here are still a rock band par excellence, evidence of the band's increasing ambition kicks in with the simultaneously mocking and celebratory Pink Floyd vibes of "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning. Our featured CD is "Divine" by title and nigh-irresistible in fact.
He's surely about to conquer the rest of the world. Kimonogirls in Hamamatsu. So when an electro-acoustic, urban wedding collective like Besh o droM rises to the forefront of Hungarian music, it is bound to be a sensation.
The Moroccan Gnawas are well known for their trance music and healing rituals. Their history spans more that 4 centuries. When the Moroccan army captured Timbuktu inseveral thousand men and women were brought north as slaves.
Caravans were transporting unfortunate black Africans to the slave market of Marrakech. This lasted until And they sold us in the wool market. A celebration of everything you will never hear anywhere else. David Byrne has Album) promoting world music for quite a while now. He plucked him out of obscurity and was the first artist to be signed to Byrne's Luaka Bop label. He has been praised by avant-garde composers for his use of dissonance, polytonality, and unusual time signatures.
Heaps of archival footage on Fela and the turbulent times in Nigeria he lived in. Kuti, who died inused his music for political change, essentially staging an ideological uprising against the Nigerian government of the s and '80s.
As well as arguably the funkiest music in history — a fusion of jazz, blues, funk and traditional Yoruba music — Kuti's afrobeat songs, sung in both Yoruba and Pidgin in order to reach all Africans, attacked the dictatorial government and the military, calling for social change. A thorn in the government's side, Kuti's songs were hugely popular with the people; he endured police harassment, beatings, and even jail terms, but remained an activist to the end.
While not the most in-depth examination of Kuti's extraordinary life his colourful private life is another story and legacy — in part because it is tied to the development of the unlikely Broadway musical based on the late singer's life, Fela!
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Posted March 30, Ivan Lins - Meus Momentos. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted March 31, Turkish musics! The sharp voice of Isnebo reminds of Baaba Maal. Sinikan combines the sophistication of Salif Keita's Soro with the tradition of Bembeya Jazz of which he was the lead singer.
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