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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