Sunday, November 10, 2013

Elis Regina (March 17, 1945 - January 19, 1982) was one of Brazil's greatest singers and one of the most important musicians in Bossa Nova with her album ''Elis & Tom'' with Antônio Carlos Jobim. "Águas de Março" is one of the most loved brazilian songs.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Overtone singing, performed by Christian Bollman in the Balve Cave in Germany in 1995.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shahab Tolouie plays a piece from his album ''Tango Perso'' on which he combines traditional persian music with spanish flamenco.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Japanese musician Ikuzo Yoshi sings about a young cow breeders dream of big city life in Tokyo. Released in 1984. He is, self-proclaimed, Japans first rap artist.

Friday, September 6, 2013

La Dryade. The last piece of the Album ''Il était une forêt'' from canadian musicians Gris. A great dark instrumental piece featuring various acoustic instruments. Released in 2007.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The last song on the LP "World Music" from the swedish band Goat. Released in 2012 on Rocket Recordings label. The album combines different international genres into a unique blend.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The opening song of the most recent LP ''Advaitic Songs'' by the band Om. Released on Drag City label. Musicians: Al Cisneros - bass, vocals, piano, percussion ; Emil Amos – drums, guitar, piano, percussion ; Jackie Perez Gratz - Cello ; Jory Fankuchen - Violin ; Kate Ramsey - Vocals ; Lucas Chen - Additional cello. Language of the lyrics: Hindi.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Capital Children's Choir doing an amazing tribute to the amazing song ''So Long You Pretty Thing'' by the amazing band Spiritualized.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Talented jazz bassist and singer Richard Bona from Cameroon performs an improvised live piece with famous Bobby McFerrin.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Siberian Russian Folk Chorus singing ''Age-Old Pines Above the Shusha'' directed by Vladimir Chirkov. Released 1969 on  Мелодия label.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Shakuhachi (尺八), a japanese end-blown flute, traditionally made out of bamboo. It was used by Fuke-Zen-Buddhist monks for meditation and originated from the chinese Xiao (簫). It is also said that the instrument is pretty hard to learn.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Legendary Korean singer/songwriter Kim Kwang Seok. He was famous for his introspective lyrics and great voice and preferred performing in front of live audiences rather than in the studio. He committed suicide on
January 6, 1996.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Psychedelic pop sounds straight from Pakistan's Lollywood. This track is from the follow up of the amazing compilation ''The Sound of Wonder''. It features western-influenced psychedelic Urdu-pop songs from the 60's and 70's.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A pop and bossa nova tune from Japan's girl pop scene from 1966-1970. An important era for Japan's rock modernism. This song called ''Peacock Baby'' was sung by musician Reiko Ohara. Thanks to Big Beat label.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Once more Boubacar Traoré but this time a much older recording. This is the famous ''Mali-Twist'', recorded in 1963, which was played every day on the radio and became a symbol of Mali's indepence.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rhodope folk song, sung by Rumen Rhodopski and accompanied by Kaba Gaida. The Kaba Gaida is a traditional Bulgarian bagpipe instrument coming from the Rhodope Mountains. It is similar to the Gaida, a bagpipe made out of sheep or goat hide coming from Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. The stocks and the drone a normally made out of wood or animal horn. The blowpipe is wooden or bone. The drone which is a constant, low harmony tone, is mostly an E.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A beautiful piece of Chinese bamboo flute music performed by musician Chen Yue. The Xiao is an ancient Chinese vertikal end blown flute which comes in different varieties but is generally made of bamboo. The popular Japanese flute Shakuhachi is actually descendend from an earlier form of the Chinese Xiao, which was brought to Japan approximately 500 years ago. Originally this flute was used by Buddhist monks as an instrument for meditation. Also pay attention to the beautifully played piano which accompanies the flute.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A live recording of legendary Paskistani Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He is considered as one of the greatest singers of all time. Qawwali is a form of Sufi music which is about 600-700 years old. As musical instruments the pump organ, the Tabla and Dholak drum and hand-clapping are used. In addition to that is homophonic singing. Especially remerkable is that, although classical Sufi literature is used as basis for the lyrics, the singing of these long lasting pieces (this one is 30 minutes long) is mostly improvised.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From the Compilation ''Saigon: Rock And Soul - Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974''.
The name of the song is ''Hờn Anh Giận Em'' by back then popular musicians Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền. This is an amazing track of the mostly forgotten era of electrified Vietnamese music of the 1960's and 70's. This musical style developed through the various western influences on Vietnam at the time, and even before. It was one of the biggest musical scenes of this style in South East Asia.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This video features a performance of Faroese singer/songwriter Eivør Pálsdóttir. She is a skilled musician, covering many different genres. In this video, her distinct voice is especially remarkable.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Beijing Opera, one of Chinas many national treasures. It is known for its colorful costumes. The Dan (as shown above) is one of the four types of main performers. Be sure to watch Farewell my Concubine.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mali legendary musician Boubacar Traoré performing ''Diarabi'' (only audio). Traoré, also known as ''Kar Kar'', gained popularity with his ''Mali Twist'' in the early 1960's. He has had a very unique and exciting life story which has been picturized in the movie "Je Chanterai Pour Toi" by Jacques Sarasin. If you are interested, you can also check out a recent rendition of this song by the swedish band ''Goat'' on their album ''World Music'' which I also quite enjoy.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A live recording of Enkh Jargal, a Mongolian musician. He is a virtuoso on the traditional mongolian instrument Morin Khuur, a bowed stringed instrument with a horse head. This amazing singing technique is called overtone singing. in the end he leads into a gallop rhythm of the folk music of the horsemen of the steppe.

about this blog

on this blog i am going to post music which is, in my opinion, worth sharing with those who are interested.
i will not be limiting myself to any genres, regions etc. so there will probably be great variety. that is why this blog is probably most interesting for those who are interested in all kinds of music and music in general. i will maybe try to include some information about the music that is featured but, since i am not a music expert but just a passionate listener, these informations, if present, will only be of a general nature and may include unintentional errors.
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