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message 51: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)


message 52: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Bentley wrote: "Great adds Andre."

Thanks Bentley. Let's hope our posts help spread the word - even if only in our relatively small community - that there still is great music being made.


message 53: by André (last edited Nov 01, 2011 04:25AM) (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Ayo

her debut album Joyful reached double platinum in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland, Gold in Italy, Switzerland and Greece.
It was released in the US on Interscope in 07
Also check out Gravity At Last and Billie-Eve

She lives in Greenwich Village

I start with a bad video (amateur to phone), but wow, what a love song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36Hkz...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_GkI...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aAlGZ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojghpz...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVyp32...


message 54: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11980 comments Mod
Hey Andre....glad you are back. One of the great music genres in the USA is Zydeco/Cajun. It rocks the streets of New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana. There are many artists that deserve mention but I love Professor Longhair as well as Dewey Balfa, Clifton Chenier, and Rockin' Dopsie. Here are the Professor and Dewey Balfa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzFwJq...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LXFE...


message 55: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Professor Longhair is terrific - as it taking a few days off in Cajun country!!!!
I forgot what it's called, but isn't there this one fiddling meeting/festival with all the local bands? It's pure Cajun though - on some kind of camping...?
I once saw a reportage in the NY Times


message 56: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11980 comments Mod
There are many to attend but a couple which are pretty much all Cajun....the Vieux To Do and the Swamp Fest. My favorite local band is Mitch Cormier and the Can't Hardly Playboys...a family band who play at the Cajun Cabin in the Quarter. Great dancing music...the Cajun two-step.....what fun!!!!


message 57: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Jill wrote: "There are many to attend but a couple which are pretty much all Cajun..."

Thanks, Jill. What I liked about the one I mean (all Cajun) is that they all got together somewhere in the countryside, pick-ups, caravans, fiddles, accordeons etc. and just played.


message 58: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Nov 02, 2011 08:08AM) (new)

Bentley | 31965 comments Mod
Love this music.

Here is a video:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17q...


message 59: by André (last edited Nov 02, 2011 08:16AM) (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Some Tuts Washington Boogie Woogie:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17f...

with Allen Toussaint and Prof Longhair playing along


message 60: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 31965 comments Mod
André wrote: "Some Tuts Washington Boogie Woogie:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17f..."


I saw that one too...three old greats arguing and playing among themselves.


message 61: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Bentley wrote: "I saw that one too...three old greats arguing and playing among themselves..."

Finger licking good!


message 62: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Olu Dara (from Natchez to New York)

Please check this out. Olu is fabulous!!!!!

Harlem Country Girl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6JE9s...

Your Lips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qs1DD...

Young Mama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qpINr...


message 63: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11980 comments Mod
Reggae....the music of Jamaica which makes me happy. Who better to feature than the man himself....the late, great Bob Marley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyqpsn...


message 64: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 31965 comments Mod
Great adds Jill and Andre.


message 65: by Natacha (new)

Natacha Pavlov (NatachaPavlov) | 41 comments Some great world compilations can be found by Putumayo collections and also Buddha Bar. Buddha Bar might be a bit more uptempo, but the compilations usually have one cd that is more chill and the second that is more upbeat. I find the music to be very soulful and a mix of many genres; very uplifting :)

Some nice tunes taken from Putumayo and Buddha Bar collections I own:

From Mali: Issa Bagayogo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT9tmZ...

also from Mali: Salif Keita (AMAZING TRACK!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgPCpA...

(Spain) Jose Padilla, with an Eastern flavor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-E6sM...

After Life/Dannii Minogue, Middle Eastern flavor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aNIxQ...

(Turkey) Mustafa Sandal, R&B flavor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP_HNA...


message 66: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Nice, Natacha!

SOme of the songs are blocked here in Europe/Germany so I add some other versions:

Issa Bagayogo:

Poye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGAAk...

Fimani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsH5kb...


message 68: by Natacha (new)

Natacha Pavlov (NatachaPavlov) | 41 comments what, blocked?! how weird!

what i posted is as follows:

issa bagayogo-saye mogo bana
salif keita-moussoulu
after life- take me inside
jose padilla-light my heart
mustafa sandal- aya benzer (r&b mix)

in case you can find them? :)


message 69: by André (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Natacha wrote: "what, blocked?! how weird ..."

It's a rights thing. Gema blocks certain videos when the rights haven't been cleared. I can see the song titles and artists but I can't watch the videos.
Since we're an international group I posted some other versions/songs of the bands I liked.


message 70: by Natacha (new)

Natacha Pavlov (NatachaPavlov) | 41 comments I see, whatever works!


message 71: by Nicole (new)

Nicole From Mali - Habib Koite

I saw him perform live and and he was amazing. He was quite funny as well in between his songs talking to the audience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc0a88...


message 72: by André (last edited Apr 09, 2012 01:22AM) (new)

André (AndrH) | 2616 comments Nicole wrote: "From Mali - Habib Koite
I saw him perform live and and he was amazing...."


Nice, Nicole, here's a live performance:

Habib Koité & Bamada

Africa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8w0Od...

N'ba:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUieja...

Muso Ko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTIIMw...

Cigarette Abana:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hf2gx...

Cigarette Abana (not live):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYvc1I...

Sirata (not live):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPuiRU...


message 73: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 31965 comments Mod
Voila...how are you. You have had some action on some of the threads and I wondered what you were up to and here you are (smile). Glad to see you alive and kicking.


message 74: by Jerome (last edited Mar 08, 2013 11:51AM) (new)

Jerome | 3540 comments Garret wrote: "Celtic/Gaelic/Irish/Scottish folk/folk pop:

Some History


From the allmusic guide:

Rising up from the Iberian peninsula, over the span of two millennia the Celts engaged in cycles of conquest a..."


Ah, I love Celtic music. Some personal favorites:

"Alasolair Mhic Cholla Ghasda" by Capercaillie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isL7Bz...

"Crann Na Beatha" by Adrian von Ziegler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2JeLe...

"Lyonesse" by Celtic Legend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piv-ZL...

There's also this:

Celtic Music A Complete Guide by June Skinner Sawyers by June Skinner Sawyers


message 75: by Alisa (new)

Alisa (MsTaz) | 5532 comments I thought we had a category for Reggae but could not locate it so putting this here.

This Is Reggae Music: The Story of Jamaica's Music
This Is Reggae Music The Story of Jamaica's Music by Lloyd Bradley by Lloyd Bradley

Synopsis
Jamaica is a small country in the Caribbean, 146 miles wide and populated by fewer than three million people. Nevertheless, it has exerted a more powerful hold on international popular music than any nation besides England and America. From Prince Buster to Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry to Yellowman, Bob Marley to Shabba Ranks, reggae music is one of the most dynamic and powerful musical forms of the twentieth century. And, as Lloyd Bradley shows in his deft, definitive, and always entertaining book, it is and always has been the people's music. Born in the sound systems of the Kingston slums, reggae was the first music poor Jamaicans could call their own, and as it spread throughout the world, it always remained fluid, challenging, and distinctly Jamaican. Based on six years of research -- original interviews with most of reggae's key producers, musicians, and international players -- and a lifelong enthusiasm for one of the most remarkable of the world's musics, This Is Reggae Music is the definitive history of reggae.


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Alisa (MsTaz) | 5532 comments Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat

Tony Allen An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat by Tony Allen by Tony Allen (no photo)

Synopsis
Tony Allen is the autobiography of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, the rhythmic engine of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. Conversational, inviting, and packed with telling anecdotes, Allen's memoir is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the musician and scholar Michael E. Veal. It spans Allen's early years and career playing highlife music in Lagos and his fifteen years with Fela, from 1964 until 1979, his struggles to form his own bands in Nigeria, and his emigration to France.

Allen embraced the drum-set, rather than African handheld drums, early in his career, when drum kits were relatively rare in Africa. His story conveys a love of his craft along with the specifics of his practice. It also provides invaluable firsthand accounts of the explosive creativity in postcolonial African music, and the personal and artistic dynamics in Fela's Koola Lobitos and Africa 70, two of the greatest bands to ever play African music.


message 77: by Amarice (new)

Amarice When it comes to world music (which I am not at all familiar with, yet, because I haven't had the great pleasure of listening to somthing I really liked) - I'm in. Always looking for recommendations! I got them here!
I like -
Idan Raichel (an Israeli artist those album - The Idan Raichel Project - is really great and I consider it one of the best Israeli albums of all time). He has always got very good backup singers. He traveled the world and this song includes some parts in Amharic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmW2yA...


message 78: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 31965 comments Mod
Danna, I listened to it and they have a very interesting sound. Are you from that part of the world?

You might be able to add some others that you find along your World Music quest.


message 79: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11980 comments Mod
The music of Sudan and the new country of South Sudan are different because of the multicultural population. The link at World Music below will give you an understanding of this unusual music.

http://www.worldmusic.net/guide/music...


message 80: by Jill, Assisting Moderator - Military Hist L/Global NF/Eur/Brit/Music (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 11980 comments Mod
There is so much wonderful music that we don't know about.....this book is a guide to music of the world.

Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music

Songcatchers In Search of the World's Music by Mickey Hart by Mickey Hart (no photo)

Synopsis:

For 30 years now, Mickey Hart has been on a quest 51; to search out and record the wealth of different musics in the world, many of them little known. He' s also been fascinated by the recordists who came before him, themselves pioneers in the sound-capturing field, and the extraordinary technological developments that have made their work possible. "Songcatchers looks at our universal appreciation of music and the reasons why, over the past century, technology and curiosity have carried the shamanic chants of Siberia, the dying folk music of isolated European villages, and the ecstatic gamelan sounds of Bali to music lovers all over the world.

The personal tales of the songcatchers are full of romance, derring-do, and intrigue: some of them were scholars, others adventurists, and a few full-fledged spies. The machines that made their work possible progressed from the early treadle-powered phonographs that allowed sound waves to imprint wax cylinders to magnetic tape that captured sound in iron oxide particles to the digital domain of today.

Hart ventures across time and continents in following the songcatchers and their machines, and throughout it all he celebrates music and its ability to transcend the mundane and transport the human spirit.


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The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa and Middle East (other topics)
The Rough Guide to World Music (Vol 2, 3rd Edition): Europe and Asia (other topics)
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