The world music thread

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...loads of good tunes....

Cheers! All of those are great - I think my favourite is the second one... I've never heard Greek music that sorrowful before. Is there a specific name for that kind of stuff so I could start my own hunt? I would be interested in the lyrics, but only if you can be arsed! I think I can probably hazard a guess :p
 

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Hariprasad again...

If you're digging Hariprasad, I'd recommend his Rag Bhimpalasi album. One of the few albums I can have on repeat for hours and never get bored of - totally transporting. The first track Alap, Jod, Jhala is just flute over zzzzweeeeeooow drone thing, and listening to it is like putting your brain into warm bath of honey.
 

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Shakti:


John McLaughlin is just so crazy on that guitar.
 

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Cheers! All of those are great - I think my favourite is the second one... I've never heard Greek music that sorrowful before. Is there a specific name for that kind of stuff so I could start my own hunt? I would be interested in the lyrics, but only if you can be arsed! I think I can probably hazard a guess :p

Glad you like'em :Smile3:
There's a lot of sorrow and melancholy in old Greek songs, because Greece has gone through many hardships throughout its modern history. But I digress.

Since the 2nd one was your fav make sure to check out the film it was taken from, called Rembetiko
(Rembetiko is that style of music btw). A great film with a great soundtrack.

Here's tha translation of that 2nd song:

When one is born
A sorrow is born
When the war escalates
You can't keep track of the blood

I'm burning, I'm burning
Throw more oil in the fire
I'm drowning I'm drowning
Throw me in a deep sea

I swore to your eyes
That I had as a gospel
The stab you gave me
To turn into laughter

I'm burning, I'm burning
Throw more oil in the fire
I'm drowning I'm drowning
Throw me in a deep sea

But you, deep inside hell
Break the chain
And if you pull me beside you
Blessed be
 

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Always got played when we were putting on Frozac in Sheffield and we had a really world music vibe. Massive tune
 

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Yeah that was tune was more of a 'banger' of his but love the stuff at the opposite end of the sepctrum he does too. I find it super calming



not sure I'll have the means to venture to Wales - tho cheers for the heads up, would love to see him though, as is often the way I missed him at Glastonbury 2007 as I wasn't listening to this kind of stuff back then
 

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Been going mad for Fela for a long while now. This live with Ginger Baker is KILLLAAAAAAA

innit

 

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Yes!!!!!
Btw can we add at least minimal background to the things we post, like this is x from y doing z??
I wasn't sure about including Fela Kuti in this thread because after all no traditional instruments are used in his music, but obviously there is a strong link with rytmich patterns of the NIgerian tradition and even the "call and response" vocal element you find in many of his tracks.
Anyway, Fela Kuti, is nothing short of a legend, a Nigerian equivalent of Bob Marley in terms of iconic status, bridging musical innovation with political consciousness, from the kalakuta commune to the party of the people (his view about polygamy were a load of bollox tho) and being incredibly funky in doing so, and I don't think is far fetched saying that james brown got the funk bug from him, I love love loooove his work.
Like many, I was instantly hooked after listening to his classic Zombie, this is mastery, flawless funky business, but a good part of his back catalogue is gold.
Oh and this is great cooking music!!!!


His musical and genetical heir Sean Kuti is on fire as well, and just last year came out with some of his best music ever "From Africa with fury:Rise"

when it come sot AFrobeat, another favourite of mine is the Orchestra Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

That compilation is great btw.
I love Afrobeat
 

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Located that Balinese CD I was talking about, which as it turns out was actually Sundanese (West Java), and is what's called "Gamelan Degung", which according to the wikipedians is a "Sundanese musical ensemble that uses a subset of modified gamelan instruments with a particular mode of pelog scale."

It sounds like the music from the Forest Temple in Ocarina of Time :Grin:


Oh yes is exactly the same theme, of the track I had posted, they just added the percussions!
Good find!!
 

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I could post a whole bunch of Prem Joshua tunes, but I think this one's my favourite. It features on a remix album of prem tunes by Maneesh de Moor and if you haven't heard it before well it's...

just great :Smile3:


I NEED to get my sitar fixed :Sad:
 

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Both of these are winning.

This is an album I first came across in 95 I think.

Dadawa often called the Chinese Enya apparently.
Sister drum was an album created from recordings made during a trip to Tibet.
Its music that has that rearrest of all things. dynamic range. Turn your speakers up and sit back.
 

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oh Noice!

Since the Mystic Pavlova there went all jingoistic about that I want to do it too!! :Grin:
so I WILL PLAY YOU THE SONG OF MY PEOPLE.
Which is called Taranta, the traditional music of South of Italy (here be dragons), is very fast, because the resulting hectic dance was meant to be a remedy for the poison of the the tarantulas (so basically was about sweating the poison away). These are Pizzica pieces, a particular
variation of Taranta (played in the Puglia region but at this point you are already sleeping so yeah).
Damn I want to some wine now, they do festivals in the summer and people go totally crazy
And the gorgeus dancing lady there is a welcome bonus!!


And here is Mr.Capossella's personal take on this music, kind of unusual, because it mixes Calabrian and Pugliese styles, and there are a lot of lyrics compared to the traditional ones, but he nailed the beat. Oh if he did!



Summer hurry up!!!
 

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Ok since the subsequent silence about that is eloquent enough,l
et's talk about this guy:



Omar Souleyman, Syrian, he plays dabke music, the music they play at weddings over there, and doing so, his fame escalated 'till it spilled in the west, to the extent that you can find a remix of his on the last Bjork album.
I don't know why I like this, It's party music, played with horrendous keyboards but surprisingly twisted (really distorted) and unapologetically groovy, the weird thing is that some of the track, if sped up a tad and stripped of the lyrics sounds like some old school goa (when it was produced with a sega master system) ahah!
His last Live album "Haflat gharbia" is a very good to start with him!!!

 
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