The Rough Guide To Salsa Divas

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 0 comments

For all the driving rhythms and weaving horn lines, it is the divas that define salsa's wild and free spirit. Dance the night away with salsa from the original revolutionaries Celia Cruz and La Lupe to the twenty-first century innovators Albita and Yoko.

Featuring the iconic Celia Cruz, as well as her key contemporaries from the 1970s, whilst also highlighting today's Salsa Divas and inspiring young talent. Focusing on the key innovators who are changing the gender equalities of previous eras. This collection also follows on from the immense success of other salsa titles in the Rough Guide series including 'The Rough Guide to Salsa Dance'. 'The Rough Guide to Salsa Divas' is accompanied by a FREE bonus CD by Yoko, our favourite source album. This delivers great value and encourages further exploration of salsa music.

Dubbed 'La Japonesa Salsera', Yoko Mimata is making waves and turning heads with her blistering brand of salsa dura. A native of Osaka but living and performing in New York, Yoko majored in Spanish language studies and sings salsa with authenticity, power and joy. Her commanding presence, combined with smoking arrangements and masterful playing by some of the most talented musicians in the genre make this album a true scorcher. 'La Japonesa Salsera' is lighting up the

[01]. Yo No Quiero Piedras En Mi Camino - Celia Cruz
[02]. Cuando Se Canta Bonito - Graciela
[03]. La Barbara - Noraida
[04]. Por Accidente - La Lupe
[05]. Pica, Pica - Cortijo Y Su Nuevo Combo
[06]. Camina Como Chencha - Myrta Silva
[07]. La Nueva Reina Del Sabor - Choco Orta
[08]. Guaguanco De Esquina - Budda Allstars
[09]. Los Hombres Son (Las Mujeres Son) - Yoko
[10]. Soy Una Mujer - Albita
[11]. Tu Condena - Cecilia Noël
[12]. Descarado - Mimi Ibarra
[13]. Un Poco De Salsa - Aymee Nuviola - La Sonera Del Mundo
[14]. Amor De Millones - Conjunto Cespedes
[15]. Mueve La Cintura Mulato - Omara Portuondo

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Concha Buika - Buika

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 0 comments

Concha Buika (b. May 11, 1972), is a critically acclaimed flamenco fusion vocalist from Spain. Born in in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, she is the daughter of political refugees from the African nation of Equatorial Guinea. She made her full-length recording debut with Buika (2005) on Dro Atlantic. She collaborated with accomplished producer Javier Limón for her second album, Mi Niña Lola (2006). Her breakthrough release, Mi Niña Lola, sold over 100,000 copies in Spain. She collaborated with Limón again for her third album, Niña de Fuego (2008), which garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Though Buika was frequently acclaimed by critics, the nomination came as a surprise, as she was little known outside the Spanish flamenco fusion scene.

Her voice has been described as “sultry,” “sonorous” and “achingly beautiful.”

Buika's voice has been a sensation in Spain since her previous album, “Mi Nina Lola,” came out in 2005. She is part of a new generation of flamenco performers who are hooking young audiences by mixing in other influences. The fusion of flamenco with jazz, soul and dance rhythms in Buika's music mirrors the story of her own life.

Her father was a political exile from Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony with one of the most repressive regimes in Africa. She grew up in Spain, on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where the population includes American millionaires, German and English tourists, and poor Gypsies in the barrio where her family lived. But, she says, there was no one else of African origin.

“I was always the only black in the movie theater, the only black in class, the only black in the library, the only black in the discotheque,” she says. “I always felt observed and judged.”

In Mallorca, her family sang African tunes at home, and her mother had an entire wall filled with jazz records. Buika got her start as a performer singing at clubs on Mallorca and neighboring Ibiza, Europe's party island. Later she tried her luck in Las Vegas. She sang in casinos, as a Tina Turner look alike.

“Yeah, I was there, having fun for a while. It was strange,” she says. “Las Vegas is a very strange place. It's a place of broken dreams.”

Buika's latest album, “La Nina de Fuego,” is a collection of flamenco songs and Spanish and Mexican folk ballads. The songs are about women dealing with loneliness, infidelity and the consequences of falling in love with the wrong man or woman. “I sing against emotional dictatorships,” she says, “and against the imposition of one person over another, in the name of love.”

Concha is a singer who handles many musical styles (jazz, bolero, flamenco, funk, ...). She is one of the most lively and spontaneous artists in the current Spanish musical scene.

1. New Afro spanish generation
2. Little freaky girl
3. Jodida pero contenta
4. Echate a mi vera
5. Que pasa
6. Talk to me (Habla)
7. Se me escapan las palabras
8. Tu caramelo
9. Solea de libertad
10. Niña de fiesta + Bailando mi pena
11. Nostalgias

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Concha Buika & Jacob Sureda - Mestizuo

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 0 comments

Buika was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1972 where her family, originally from Guinea Ecuatorial, live. She learnt from her mother to listen to the great voices of jazz, and from the Spanish radio, the copla that rushed into her life.
She started singing at bars & pubs in Mallorca, recording several songs (house style) and collaborated with La Fura del Baus in “Ombra”. In 2000, she dosen’t remember exactly how or why, she arrived to Las Vegas where she worked in Casinos as the double of Tina Turner and The Supremes where she got an invitation from Rachelle Ferrell, (a jazz mademoiselle) to act at Club Blue Note.
When she moved to Madrid and recorded her first album, in it, she showed the never-ending possibility of her skills as a singer. At the recording studio she kept her style besides the insistence of four producers that wanted to change her personal style.
With her second album “Mi Niña Lola”, produced by Javier Limón, she got the credibility, the recognition and the awards (Best musical production and Best album of Spanish song in the Spanish Music Awards; an award from the German critic, etc …), big festivals and the exiting critics that ended up people leaving her concerts without breathe.
We can’t resume her career in a sentence but when she opens her mouth you realise there is no singer like her.
Buika becomes, with her third album, a “Niña de Fuego” (“Fire little woman”) and Javier Limón took control of production again. In this album, Buika goes back to the Spanish copla, touches for the first time ranchera (Mexican popular song) and some unknown songs composed by herself and Javier Limón. The album is full of love and overall lack of affection songs. Buika sings her personal experience in the lyrics that Javier Limón writes especially for her and also in her own lyrics composed in a lot of sleepless nights during last year’s tour.
With her fourth album, Chucho Valdés and Buika met in Abdala studio in Cuba and, and thanks again to Javier Limón, they recorded “El Ultimo Trago”. The album pays homage to Chavela Vargas on her 90th anniversary, covering the repertoire that she has built during her entire career. “Las ciudades”; “Las simples cosas”; “Sombras”; “Luz de Luna”, these are some of the songs that Chavela delivered at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Buenos Aires’ Luna Park, Paris’ Olympia among others.

1. My one and only love
2. Stand by me
3. Teatro
4. Autumn leaves
5. Misty
6. La salvaora
7. Bye Bye Black Bird
8. Buika le Planette
9. Ragharab

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Inspire Of Relaxation Mood

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 0 comments


[01].Nothings Going Change My Love For You
[02].Caravan Of Love
[03].Eternal Flame
[05].All By Myself
[06].The Greatest Love Of All
[07].I Want To Know What Love Is
[08].Waiting For A Girl Like You
[09].What A Wonderful World
[10].Bright Eyes
[11].Unchained Melody
[12].Say You Say Me
[13].Woman In Love

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Toumani Diabate - Kaira

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 24, 2011 0 comments

This is a groundbreaking work establishing the 21-string kora as a solo instrument of great subtlety and range. Toumani Diabate is a virtuoso player and he delves into the classical West African kora repertoire with his masterful technique. The result is music that is both absolutely contemporary and totally timeless. The songs include the title track "Kaira," which means peace, and "Jarabi," which translates as passion. Peace and passion are key words pointing to why this album is so successful. Quietly, with dignity and grace, Toumani Diabate brings great beauty into the world, producing wellsprings of flowing music that transport the listener to a place of intense calmness and tranquillity. Kaira is a classic African recording that transcends genre to stand humbly among the best music ever produced.

Kora music from Mali, Africa. This is Toumani's first solo album. This recording was made entirely live and unaccompanied by Toumani Diabate. There is no double tracking and there is no accompaniment by another Kora.

Toumani Diabate, like Foday Musa Suso, is regarded as one of the greatest living virtuosos on the kora, the 21-string West African harp-lute. Coming from a prominent musical family in the country of Mali, Diabate showcases his reputation as an inventive and lyrical performer on Kaira, his first solo album. The five pieces represent some of the classic kora works, and, at five to ten minutes in length, they allow Diabate plenty of time to stretch out and reveal his dazzling virtuosity. The tunes are all built around a solid bassline and a basic melodic theme around which Diabate improvises, producing a richly ornamented sound that is lively, fluid and engaging. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats

1. Alla L'aa Ke
2. Jarabi
3. Kaira
4. Konkoba
5. Tubaka

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Karunesh - Nirvana Cafe

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 24, 2011 0 comments

Between the worlds of awake and sleep are welcoming inns and cafes where travelers can rest and acclimatize. At such places, wayfarers often connect with a wise one or simply bask in the music of the spheres before continuing on their way. Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Karunesh serves exquisite fare at Nirvana Cafe. Melodic rhythms artfully and at times spiritedly blended with an array of flutes, strings, piano, keyboards and percussion. On guitar, guest artist Govi conjures the language of desire, mystery and joy. Stop by for a sip of cosmic nectar.

Karunesh's second album is a pleasant mix of easy-listening pop and smooth jazz. If from that description you suspect this album of synthesizer ballads is laid-back, you'd be right, but there is enough melodic intrigue to keep things interesting. "Dazzled by the Light" is a smooth cha-cha featuring Real Music label-mate Govi on lead guitar. (He also shows up on the jazzy "Blessings Rain," and lays down a Spanish-style solo in "Follow Your Heart."). "The Peace Within" plays like one of John Tesh's more uplifting ballads. The best composition here is "Sapphire," an engaging slice of melodicism with flute-like voicing and infectious percussion.

1. Dazzled By The Light
2. Chuang Tzu's Dream
3. Blessings Rain
4. Sapphire
5. The Conversation
6. Revelry
7. Follow Your Heart
8. Stargazing
9. Keeper Of Mystery
10. The Peace Within

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Gipsy Romance

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 0 comments

A CD with famous Gipsy virtuosi flamenco guitarists, playing and singing popular authentic gipsy romantic hits. Enjoy Manitas De Plata, José Manuel Ortega Heredia (aka Manzanita), Gipsy Kongs, Manolo Sanlucar, Jose Reyes and Manolo Caracol (aka Manolo) in 16 wondeful flamenco jewels. A wonderful CD for all flamenco guitar lovers.

[01]. Gipsy Kings - Recuerda
[02]. Manzanita - Buleranas
[03]. Gipsy Kings - Pharaon
[04]. Manitas De Plata - Moritas De los Dos
[05]. Gipsy Kings - Viento Del Arena
[06]. Manolo - Le Chanson De Manolo
[07]. Gipsy Kings - Olvidado
[08]. Manzanita - El Pasotas
[09]. Gipsy Kings - Amor D'un Dia
[10]. Manolo Sanlucar - Dialogos
[11]. Manolo - Guitara De Oro
[12]. Jose Reyes Et Los Reyes - Guitares Du Rhone
[13]. Gipsy Kings - Un Amor
[14]. Manitas De Plata - Pajaros De La Marisma
[15]. Gipsy Kings - Calaverada
[16]. Manzanita - Ramito De Violetas

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James Galway - Sakura (Melodies of Japan)

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 0 comments

Irish flutist James Galway is a superb interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer. His silky tone and masterful technique, charismatic personality, and varied programs appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

Galway was born on Carnalea Street in a working-class neighborhood of Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father, James, was a shipyard riveter, and his mother Ethel worked as a winder in a spinning mill in West Belfast. The Galways were a musical family: Galway’s father played the flute and accordion in local bands and his mother taught herself to play piano. Jimmy’s first instruments were a harmonica, an old violin, and a penny whistle, but it wasn’t until he picked up a flute at about age nine that he seriously began to practice. He took informal lessons from his father and paternal grandfather and learned to read music from the leader of a local flute band. When he was ten years old he entered three solo competitions in the Irish Flute Championships and won them all.

While a student at the Mountcollyer Secondary Modern School, Galway came to the attention of Douglas and Muriel Dawn, who set him on the path to a musical career. A flutist with the BBC Northern Ireland Symphony Orchestra, Muriel gave Galway lessons in the rudiments of flute playing. Douglas found him a job as an apprentice piano tuner, arranged for him to perform with the Belfast orchestras, and was instrumental in the Belfast Education Committee’s awarding the young flutist with a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London. For three years Galway studied with renowned flutist John Francis before transferring to the Guildhall School of Music to study under Geoffrey Gilbert, whom Galway cites as one of the most important technical influences in his life. In the early 1960s Galway attended the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he studied with Gaston Camelie, who also taught Jean-Pierre Rampai. Galway never completed a degree, however, because he failed to attend classes peripheral to his interests.

Upon his return to London, Galway played flute and piccolo in several orchestras: Sadler’s Wells Opera Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). In the late 1960s, while on a tour of the United States with the LSO, Galway met and took some lessons with the celebrated French flutist Marcel Moyse, who was then living in Vermont. His lessons with Moyse inspired Galway to strive for greater artistry—particularly a greater variety of tone colors—in his playing.

Galway left the LSO to join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 1969 he became principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the world renowned conductor Herbert von Karajan. As Galway had for a long time been unsatisfied with orchestral performing, and even working with such a celebrated orchestra and conductor did not fulfill his need to express himself more fully, he began to accept extra-orchestral engagements. Michael Emmerson, a talent scout who has since become involved in managing RCA Red Label records, spotted Galway and offered to manage his solo career. In the summer of 1975, with Emmerson’s encouragement, Galway struck out on his own. In his first year as a solo performer, Galway taught flute for a semester at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, toured widely, and made four records. By the end of that year it was obvious to everyone that Galway had found his niche.

Since then Galway has become one of the most popular soloists on the international music scene. He tours widely to enthusiastic crowds that include flute students, flutists, and amateurs of classical and popular music alike. Galway programs concerts with particular audiences in mind and performs on any one of nineteen handmade gold flutes, which have become his trademark, and a penny whistle. Not hesitant to talk to audiences or appear in the media, Galway’s lilting brogue, twinkling eyes, and quick wit are known to many who have seen him on "Live From Lincoln Centre," "Sesame Street," talk shows, or credit card commercials.

Galway’s lengthy discography includes most of the masterpieces of the flute repertoire as well as forays into country, folk, jazz, and modern popular music. His more than 30 RCA Victor recordings are bestsellers—he has one platinum and several gold albums to his credit—and his hit records with John Denver, Cleo Laine, and Henry Mancini have made him one of the most successful crossover artists of our time.

Ever attentive to the quality of his recorded works, Galway has refused to release albums that did not entirely satisfy him. His recording of the Mozart concertos, which won the Grand Prix du Disque, attests to his concern for quality. Although critics sometimes decry Galway’s recording of popular tunes, Galway cites a famous precedent. "My own model is [violinist] Jascha Heifetz," he told Bob Porter in the Dallas Times Herald. "He recorded everything from Bach to ‘Ave Maria.’ He was the biggest influence on what I have done with my life."

Since the flute repertoire is limited, Galway has transcribed pieces originally composed for other instruments, such as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and commissioned new pieces by composers Joaquín Rodrigo and John Corigliano, among others.

The lifestyle of a celebrity on tour takes its toll. Galway had become known as a serious carouser, and after he underwent a crisis of conscience in 1987, he adopted a stricter lifestyle, checking into a health farm to lose weight. He also returned to a more regular practice regimen and decided to cut short his fledgling conducting career as too time-consuming. In 1989—after a twelve-year hiatus—he resumed teaching. He teaches in his home in Lucerne, Switzerland, and conducts masters classes in the cities where he performs. Galway is also co-authoring a book on flute performance and technique with Australian flutist and writer Andrew Richardson. What advice does Galway give his students? "Practice all the time, just non-stop practice, and listen to other people in the same business; establish where you’re at, where you’re going and what you’re going to do about it," he told Patricia Harty of Irish America Magazine.

01. Star Children - 4:14
02. Song of the Deep Forest - 4:09
03. Tokuyama Lu Haby - 2:06
04. The Enchanted Forest - 2:44
05. Love Song - 3:32
06. Echoes - 6:06
07. Into the Forest - 4:55
08. Zui Zui Zukkorobashi - 2:11
09. Song of Clay - 3:45
10. Nakasendo (The Old Road) - 3:44
11. Hietsuki Bushi (Love Song) - 3:40
12. Usuhiki Uta (Song of the Mill) - 2:15
13. Romantic World - 4:01
14. Harukoma (Spring Horse-Dance) - 2:28
15. Sakura (Cherry Blossom) - 4:08

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World Music Library "SOUTH EAST ASIA (Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos)"

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICC 5123 - Thailand - Mo Lam Singing of Northeast Thailand

Mo lam is a folk-song style from Isan province in northeast Thailand, although in the 1980s it enjoyed wide popularity in Bangkok and a few of the musicians actually made European and American tours. It is a form that has both structured and improvised parts, usually in the same song, and is best known for its sad and plaintive sound, although there are some uptempo modes that are quite lively. Chawiwan Damnoen is considered one of the best of the female mo lam singers, with a precise yet spirited delivery and a great skill at the improvised parts. She is accompanied by Thongkham Thaikla on the khaen, a wind instrument made of a bundle of bamboo tubes fitted with free reeds that is played by blowing into a central chamber and creating notes by opening and closing a hole on each tuned tube. They instrument necessitates a rhythmic playing style that is often at odds with the slow and ornamented vocals it accompanies.

01. Lam Klon: Wai Khru
02. Lam Doen Dong
03. Lam Kio (Thang San)
04. Lam Kio (Thang Yao)
05. Lam La
06. Lam Toei (Thammada, Phama, Khong)
07. Lam Toei Hua Non Tan
08. Lam Phloen
09. Lam Mu: Manora
10. Lam Phun
11. Lam Phl Fa
12. Lam Mu: Sang Sin-Chai
13. Lam Tangwai
14. Lam Khonsawan
15. Lam Phu Thai
16. Lam Klon: Chonnabot Isan

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[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5158 - Thailand - Virtuosi of Thai Classical Music

Solo performance by the three stringed instruments of Thai court music, so duang, so saamu saai and so u, and the zither, jahke. Also featuring khruang sai, an ensemble performance of string and traditional percussion instruments.

2. SO U

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[03]. World Music Library, KICC 5132 - Myanmar - Music of Myanmar

Located on the western edge of southeast Asia, Burma has developed its own unique culture under the powerful influence of Thailand, China and India. This recording presents an anthology of Burmese people's diverse music performed on their unique traditional music.

01. Weizayanda - U Myint Maung
02. Zatiana Sakyaweila - U Myint Maung/Mu Mu Thein
03. Song Of The Rain - U Myint Maung/Mu Mu Thein
04. Music Of The Than-Pattala - U Soe Hlaing
05. Music Of The Donmin - Taung-tan Maung Kyan
06. Improvisation On The Palwel - Taung-tan Maung Kyan
07. Madalin Solo - Taung-tan Maung Kyan
08. Beinbaung - Hsaing Waing Ensemble
09. Nanbon Thiha Bwei - Mu Mu Thei
10. Athet-Ke Shi-Sei Lo - Hsaing Waing Ensemble
11. Weizayanda 2 - Mu Mu Thein

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[04]. World Music Library, KICC 5160 - Vietnam - Instrumental Music of Vietnam

The King Record Co. team spent a few days in Hanoi in March 1991, and produced four albums, two traditional and two of musicians trained at the Hanoi Conservatory playing modernized traditional music and new "ethnic" compositions inspired by Socialist arts policies in eastern Europe and China. Both this album and String Instruments of Vietnam (KICC 5121) consist of this sort of music. While some new compositions are interesting, the performances of "traditional" music lack the spices (nuances) that give Vietnamese music its individuality. Related to this, and including many of the same pieces played by the same musicians, are The Music of Vietnam, Volume 1.1 and 1.2 (Celestial Harmonies 13082-2 and 13083-2), as well as Vietnam: Reviving a Tradition (Playa Sound PS 65116). None of these albums has expert annotations either. ~ Terry Miller, All Music Guide

01. Luu Thuy, Kim Tien, Xuan Phong, Long Ho (Running Water, Currency, Spring Wind, Tiger and dragon)
02. Ly Ngua O (Melody of the Black Horse)
03. Ly Hoai Nam (Remembering the South)
04. Canh Chim to Do (Wings of Freedom)
05. To Khuc Nhae Cheo; Dao Lieu Mot Chan; Duong Truong Duyen Phan-Chch Cu (Cheo Suite)
06. Mua Xuan Den (Spring Will Come)
07. Tro Ve Taynguyen (Returning to Tayngyuyen)
08. Van Thien Tuong (Sad and Lonely Melody)
09. Song of the Thai People
10. Bai Ca Dinh Nui (Song from the Mountain Top)
11. Promise of a Date
12. Qua Cau Gio Bay (Crossing a Bridge to Be Carried Away by the Wind)
13. Hoi Xuan (Spring Festival)

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[05]. World Music Library, KICC 5161 - Vietnam - The Art of Kim Sinh

Gai Luong is a popular music in Vietnam with influences from China and Europe. Kim Sinh is the leading figure of this music, playing a variety of styles from traditional to bluesy instrumental music.

1. Mot Thoi Da Yeu
2. Ly Giao Duyen
3. MEDLE~1
4. Ly My Hung; Vong Co
5. Truong Tuong Tu
6. Khuc Tah Tinh Ha Tinh
7. Kieu
8. Tha Nuoc Dem Trang

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Ustad Sultan Khan - The Legend Continues

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 0 comments
Live at Royal College Of Music, London

Emotional depth, virtuosic instrumental skills, and a passion for melody have been combined through the music of sarangi player Sultan Khan. Taught the rudiments of the sarangi by his father, Ustad Gulab Khan, Khan has continue to evolve as an instrumentalist. Performing his debut concert at the age of 11 at the All-Indian Conferences, Khan is a two-time winner of the prestigious Sangeet Natya Academy Award. He also received the gold medal award of Moharashtra and an American Academy of Artists award in 1998. Attracting international attention when he accompanied Ravi Shankar on George Harrison's Dark Horse tour in 1974, Khan has featured on the soundtracks of Gandhi and In Custody. In 1997, Khan performed at Prince Charles' 50th birthday celebration.

1. Rag Jaijaivanti - Introduction
2. Rag Jaijaivanti - Alap
3. Rag Jaijaivanti - Vilambit Teentaal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
4. Rag Jaijaivanti - Drut Teentaal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
5. Rag Hindol - Alap
6. Rag Hindol - Rupak Taal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
7. Rag Mishra Shivranjani - Intro
8. Rag Mishra Shivranjani - Kaharwa Taal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
1. Rag Shuddh Kalyan - Introduction
2. Rag Shuddh Kalyan - Alap
3. Rag Shuddh Kalyan - Rupak Taal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
4. Rag Shuddh Kalyan - Drut Teentaal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
5. Rag Rageshwari - Introduction
6. Rag Rageshwari - Alap
7. Rag Rageshwari - Vilambit Teentaal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)
8. Rag Rageshwari - Drut Teentaal (With Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan)

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Heartbeat Drummers Of Japan

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 21, 2011 0 comments

I firmly believe that Taiko drumming is not something one can capture on a recording. It must be heard and FELT live. However, as far as recordings go, this one has a good feel. I also believe the recording technique used for this cd was intentional on the part of the makers--it forces you to turn the volume up to a level which can allow you to appricate the drumming's effect. Traditionally, the softer lower-volume parts are intended to offset the louder parts. Also, the silent gaps are very important and should be appriciated, which is something Westerners are often unused to. I feel this recording is true to the nature of the art.

People have been commenting on the quality of the actual recording when they listen to this CD, and I can understand the negative feedback. On tracks 1 (Miyake) and 5 (Hae), there are sections where volume needs to be adjusted to hear practically anything above a whisper. It does detract from the overall enjoyment to fiddle with the volume knob, but aside from that, it's got a good acoustical feel to it. Miyake has a traditional song just before it, and the harmony of the voices really adds a great touch. Monochrome is on a few other CD's; it's not the easiest thing to listen to - it's a long piece and best served as a blend of visual/audial. The Odaiko piece is powerful - but then again, it always is... Chonlima is a personal favorite, and this time it's played fast, on the edge of amazingly so. Hae is only on this album, but it's got a soothing, relaxed feel even through the build at the end. I'd recommend this for Kodo/Taiko fans, but not for first-time buyers or just the curious. You'll like it better if you know what you're in for.

1. Miyake (Okiage - Fisherman's Song)
2. O-Daiko (Big Drum)
3. Monochrome
4. Chonlima
5. Hae

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12 Girls Band - 12 Girls Band

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 21, 2011 0 comments

It wasn't the like-minded, classical-meets-pop band Bond that gave Wang Xiao-Jing the idea for Twelve Girls Band, it was Chinese numerology according to the man himself. When the "father of Chinese rock music" decided he wanted to create a female ensemble, he knew it needed 12 members. In ancient Chinese mythology it's the 12 jinchai (12 hairpins) that represent womanhood. The 12 women that Xiao-Jing brought together were veterans of the People's Republic of China's top orchestras, played ancient Chinese instruments, and all were in their twenties. For this new project, the women were inspired by the art of the Yue Fang, the female ensembles that played in the royal courts of the Tang Dynasty, a period that spanned the years 618 to 907 A.D. The group debuted their modern compositions on ancient instruments in China and Japan during the Northern summer of 2003. Word of mouth spread, show after show were sold-out, and in Japan their debut album topped the charts for 30 weeks. Their self-titled debut was released in North America in August of 2004 with cover versions of Coldplay's "Clocks" and Enya's "Only Time" included, and a massive television advertising campaign announcing the group's arrival.

[01]. Miracle
[02]. El Condor Pasa
[03]. New Classicism
[04]. Clocks
[05]. Take Five
[06]. Reel Around the Sun (from Riverdance)
[07]. Whispering Earth
[08]. Dunhuang
[09]. The Great Valley
[10]. Carnival
[11]. Shining Energy
[12]. Freedom

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Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 20, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICW 1028 - Mongolia - Mongolian Songs 'NAMDZILIIN NOROVBANZAD'

This recording is a collection of Mongolian urtin duu singer, Namdziliin Norovbanzad whom is considered a treasure of Mongolia, demonstrating a variety of urtin duu styles. Also including special collaborations with xoomii and xel khuur (Mongolian jew's harp).

[01].At The Zeergen-grassy Mountain. [13:57]
[02].At The Top Of Altanbogd [2:52]
[03].Cloud Trailes Xangai Mountain [4:24]
[04].An Old Man And Bird [6:33]
[05].Erdene Zazag's Colt [6:12]
[06].KeruLengyin Bariya [3:39]
[07].Engke MenduYin Bayar [3:19]
[08].Jigqan Jarga [2:48]
[09].Ar Kobci [2:37]
[10].Uriqan Qongur Salki [3:20]
[11].Bayan Monggul [2:45]
[12].DoRben Cagyin Tala [3:15]
[13].ULemjiyin Cnar [3:28]
[14].UKercin Kuu [2:16]
[15].Lullaby [4:18]

| MP3 320 kbps | Covers | 155 MB


[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5174 - Nepal - Folk Music of Nepal
A collection of traditional musical performances, this album contains Gaine musicians and popular singers from Katmandu, treasured traditions from this multiracial country.

[01]. Runchin Celi Asuko Dharale
[02]. Amale Sodhlin Kha I Chora Bhanlin
[03]. Krsna Lila
[04]. Beli Camli
[05]. Phula Maya Ma Na Bhula
[06]. Wachu Galli
[07]. Wane Tela Jila Thau Kalaya Tha Che
[08]. Lyayam Daju
[09]. Ayo Balma
[10]. Rellai Salala
[11]. Tyankuli
[12]. Mohani Bhakale
[13]. Lekhai Phulyo Dhovi Salla
[14]. Lakhe Dhun
[15]. Madal Tarang

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 150 MB


Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko - New Ancient Strings

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 20, 2011 1 comments

Back in the early '70s, a recording by kora masters Sidiki Diabate and Djelimadi Sissoko called Cordes Anciennes first brought this rich acoustic music of Mali to the world. More than 20 years later, their sons, the now world-famous Toumani Diabate and the junior Ballake Sissoko, have come together to pay tribute to their fathers with 1999's New Ancient Strings. While many of the songs come from the original repertoire, the music is all modern Mali. Toumani Diabate has toured the world as a soloist, as a member of fusion groups like Songhai (with flamenco fusionist Ketama), and he has incorporated subtle changes into his music that makes it a living affirmation of the strength of the ancient harp of Africa. Together Diabate and Sissoko explore their fathers' roots while traveling their own new routes. This is the first all-acoustic kora recording Diabate has done since his stunning Kaira, released more than 10 years prior to New Ancient Strings, and it shows a mature and forward-looking artist that would make the elder Diabate proud.

This is an album of music played on the kora, a "harp-lute" with 21 strings in two parallel rows. Toumani Diabate is the world's formost kora player, from Mali--a musically rich land in Africa. He plays here in a duo with Ballake Sissoko, a longtime friend and musical associate. There is nothing else on this album--just the two koras. The sound is utterly captivating.
At first, you might feel that the songs are somewhat similar to each other. But the pleasant plucking sounds certainly had me listen again and again. I then noticed the jazzy sound of the first cut "Bi Lambam" This is a song that dates back to dancing girls and musicians in the court of the kingdom of Mali and it doesn't take much imagination to see cool, shaded stone courts and gently twirling dancers and their seated musician accompanists, entertaining a king and his courtiers. However, Diabate plays a contemporary style and this accounts for the hint of a modern jazz mood in some of the songs.

My favorite cut, however, is the second one on the album "Salaman" which is a love song and is so mysterious and haunting. The minor key and rocking rhythm are hypnotic.

This album was recorded live at the Palais de Congres in Bamako, Mali. The marble hall lends that "palace of ancient kings" sound and this is a live album, recorded in one take, which always lends a sense of intimacy and reality to any recording.

This album is great for relaxation, party or dinner background music, yoga or for relaxing kids before bed. It is also just great to put on any old time and feel, perhaps, like a courtier in the exotic palaces of old Timbuktu. The album grows on you. I just love it.

1. Bi Lambam
2. Salaman
3. Kita Kaira
4. Bafoulabe
5. Cheiknah Demba
6. Kora Bali
7. Kadiatou
8. Yamfa

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Musique Celeste D'Ostad Elahi

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 17, 2011 0 comments
Iran - La Musique Céleste d' Ostad Elahi (The Celestial Music Of Ostad Elahi) - Compositions, Modes and Improvisations on the Sacred Luth Tanbur

This CD is a gem for those interested in Eastern, mystical or Sufi music in its purest form. A must-have for anyone serious about Eastern traditional music as well as those searching for a unique musical experience.

LA MUSIQUE CELESTE D'OSTAD ELAHI is translated into English as "Centennial Of The Birth Of Ostad Elahi" and features performances in the Persian language recorded live in Tahran between 1964 and 1972.

Recording information: Tehran (1964-1972).

1. Suite Jelo Shâhi: Khân AmiriLent/Khân Amiri Rapide/Garduna/Jelo Shâhi
2. Hymes et Suite Ey Dâvud: Melodie de Najaf/Samâ/Ey Dâwud Lent/Ey ...
3. Suite Sahari: Sahari/Gol Wa Khâr
4. Sâru Khâni

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M.S. Subbulakshmi - Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 17, 2011 0 comments

M.S. Subbulakshmi is widely regarded as the premier female classical vocalist of her generation. Born around 1916, she is also a highly enjoyable and stylish singer whom Nehru is said to have called the Queen of Music. She was one of the people selected to illustrate the wealth of Indian classical music in Alain Daniélou's important Anthologie Musique Classique de l'Inde (Ducretet-Thomson 320 C 096/7/8). There she performed a composition by Syama Sastri with violin and mridangam accompaniment. A further indication of the esteem in which she was held during the 1960s was the fact that she joined a small core of important Carnatic music maestros on Richard Bock's World Pacific label. EMI India has a growing body of her work in catalogue on CD. In India her status is unassailable and any future contender for her crown will have to be special indeed.

1. Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham
2. Bhavayami
3. Sri Rangapura Vihara

Radha Viswanathan (Vocal Support),
R.S.Gopalakrishnan (Violin),
T.K.Murti (Mridangam)

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Mickey Hart - Planet Drum

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1 comments
A dazzling all-percussion workout with plenty of muscle and deep grooves, it features many of the world musicians from At the Edge, and is loosely tied to Hart's book of the same name. ~ Bob Tarte, All Music Guide

On the heels of Mickey Hart's acclaimed Global Drum Project album comes The Mickey Hart Collection, a series focusing on landmark world music albums masterminded by the Grateful Dead percussionist. On the innovative Planet Drum album, Hart brought together Nigerian drum legend Babatunde Olatunji, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Nigerian talking drum ace Sikiru Adepoju, Puerto Rico's master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, and Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira, and jazz singer Flora Purim. The album won the very first GRAMMY(tm) for world music in 1991, spent an unprecedented 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard world music chart, and remains a world-music staple.

[01]. Udu Chant
[02]. Island Groove
[03]. Light Over Shadow
[04]. Dance Of The Hunter's Fire
[05]. Jewe "You Are The One"
[06]. The Hunt
[07]. Temple Caves
[08]. The Dancing Sorcerer
[09]. Bones
[10]. Lost River
[11]. Evening Samba
[12]. Iyanu "Surprises"
[13]. Mysterious Island

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World Music Library "MIDDLE EAST"

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 13, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICC 5103 - Iraqi Music. Ud Taqsim and Pasta

Ud is a stringed instrument, and taqsim, an improvisational style. Pasta is a beautiful solo vocal performance based on fixed rhythmical patterns called maqam and ika.

1. Taqsim Segah
2. Taqsim Rast
3. Taqsim Kurd
4. A Glass Of Happiness
5. Wash Your Heart With Wine
6. My Heart Promised Me
7. A Girl With Brown Complexion

| MP3 192 kbps | Full Scans | 65 MB |


[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5104 - Iraq - Music Of Iraq

Featuring various music, from popular urban songs, folk music and religious music.

[01]. Qanun Taqsim
[02]. Pasta - Ibrahim R. Abdullah
[03]. Iraqi Maqam - Ibrahim R. Abdullah
[04]. Ataaba - Abdel Karim Halbud
[05]. Mohammedawi - Abdel Karim Halbud
[06]. Naqqare Solo
[07]. Matbudj Solo - Ibrahim R. Abdullah, Abdel Karim Halbud
[08]. Zurna-Tabl-Naqqare
[09]. Song With Matbudj "Sweheri"
[10]. Drum Ensemble
[11]. Zikr of Sufi

recorded in 1975/1977

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 135 MB |


[03]. World Music Library, KICC 5105 - Iran - Music of Iran, I

This is the first recording to introduce the post revolutionary music of Iran, a style adding the western taste onto practices of Iranian traditional music. An exquisite ensemble performance of traditional instruments and Avaz, a style of vocals.

1. Dastgah-e Mahur - Serre 'eshq
2. Dastaah-e Mahur - Serre 'eshq - Tashif
3. Dastgah-e Mahur - Tasnif - Mahde Honar
4. Dastgah-e Mahur

| MP3 320 kbps | Full Scans | 120 MB |


[04]. World Music Library, KICC 5147 - KICC 5106 - Iran - Music of Iran, II


1. Dastgah-e Mahur (Avaz and ney)
2. Dastgah-e Abu'ata
3. Dastgah-e Shur (Setar Solo)
4. Tombak Solo
5. Dastgah-e Mahur (Tar Solo)
6. Dastgah-e Mahur (Ud Solo)

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 115 MB |


[05]. World Music Library, KICC 5170 - Egypt - Classical Music of Egypt


1. Maqam Nahawand
2. Maqam Saba
3. Maqam Kurd
4. Maqam Hijaz Kar

| MP3 320 kbps | Covers | 145 MB |


[06]. World Music Library - Egypt - Vocal Music of Egypt

This album introduces western influenced modern songs of Egypt performed by three distinguished musicians playing representative instruments of Arabic classical music, the ud, qanun, and the nay, in the improvisational style, taqsim.

[01]. Longa nahawand
[02]. Muniyai 'azz istibari (I can't wait for you any longer)
[03]. Ughniyat al-shaytan (Song of satan)
[04]. Sakana al-layl (Silence of the night)
[05]. Madam tuhibb (If you'd love me)nce of the night)
[06]. Dhikrayati (My memories)
[07]. Haqabi bukrah (I'm going to see him tomorrow)
[08]. Ya bahgat al-ruh (My soul is gay)
[09]. Hamsa ha irah (Ceaseless whisper)
[10]. Lahz rana (Wink)
[11]. Ghazal al-banat (Amorous banter)

| MP3 320 kbps | Booklet Scans | 115 MB |


Joaquin Diaz - Merengue Alegre

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 13, 2011 0 comments
“Country cousin of the flashier merengue sounds heard in Latin clubs across North America, Diaz’s band pounds out accordion-fueled rhythms that sound like a Dominican version of Louisiana zydeco.”

Diaz sings and plays accordion on a mixture of traditional songs and original compositions on this lively merengue album, accompanied by the sort of rhythm section found in the traditional style of perico ripiao: guiro (a scraped metallophone) and tambora. Although this music has some resemblance to Tex-Mex conjunto music in the instrumentation (particularly the accordion and vocals), to North Americans who might be wearying of the wealth of similar-sounding conjunto combos, this is considerably more interesting. The tempos are so fast that it can initially be disorienting, as if these are Tex-Mex conjunto records playing at the wrong speed. But it's not just speed for speed's sake: The rhythms are cleverly syncopated and varied, and there's a cheerful urgency to the vocals and playing not always in found in other, similar forms of Latin American folk-based music. The original Spanish lyrics and their English translations are printed for about half the songs, and these are much in keeping with the energy of the record: exhortations to dance and celebrate and expressions of regional pride. ~ Richie Unterberger

Fast, exciting Afro-Caribbean music from merengue master Joaquin Diaz. Diaz excites crowds wherever he performs, thrilling with his lightning-fast accordion licks and driving rhythm section and deligtful vocals. Crowds who hear him literally spring to their feet, dancing and clamoring for more of this exciting music from the Dominican Republic.

Afro-Caribbean Music From The Dominican Public

1. Vamos A Bailar
2. Una Manana De Abril
3. Palo Bonito
4. Autentico Merengue
5. Bachata Sentimental
6. Cana Brava
7. Navidad Sin Mi Madre
8. Los Ritmos Oficiales
9. Merengue Alegre
10. Me La Pusieron Dificil
11. La Chiflera
12. Las Tres Muchachas De Don Pancho
13. Homenaje A San Pedro

Joaquín Díaz - accordion, vocals, with various accompaning güiro, tambora and bass.

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World Music Library "INDONESIA (Bali,Java and Sumatra)"

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 12, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICC 5126 - Indonesia - The Gamelan Music of Bali

On Gamelan Music of Bali, we hear a Gamelan Angklung, and a Gamelan Gong Kebjar producing some of the most powerful, tour de force gamelan performances ever committed to tape. The program includes a dizzying array of pieces which range from quiet anticipation to virtual explosions of synchronized metallaphones, all deftly hammered in furious poly-rhythmic symmetry!


[01]. Gamelan Gong Kebyar-Paksi Ngelayang
[02]. Gamelan Semar Pegulingan-Gambangan-
[03]. Gamelan Semar Pegulingan-Liar Samas
[04]. Gamelan Gong Gede-Tabuh Telu
[05]. Gender Wayang-Sekar Ginotan
[06]. Gamelan Selonding-Lente
[07]. Gamelan Beleganjur-Gilak

| MP3 320 kbps | SCANS | 120 MB |


[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5127 - Indonesia - Music in Bali


1. Cakepung: Sinom Imbalan And Jepun
2. Gambang: Panji Marga
3. Genggong: Donkang Menek Punyan Biyu
4. Enggung: Tabuh Enggung
5. Saron: Ginada
6. Kidung: Wargasari
7. Geguntangan Arja: Sekar Eled And Mas Kumambang
8. Joged Bumbung: Suar Budiatyani
9. Jegog: Tangis Alit And Mebarung

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 120 MB |


[03]. World Music Library, KICC 5128 - Indonesia - Kecak and Sanghyang of Bali

One of the most famous forms of Balinese performing art is kecak. The people of Bona, considered the origin of kecak, perform on this recording. Also included is sanghyang, the ceromonial music that gave birth to kecak.

[01]. Prologue
[02]. Entrance of Rama and Sitha/Rama Chases the Golden Deer
[03]. Garbed as a Saint, Rawana, the King of Hell, Kidnaps Sitha
[04]. Sitha, Imprisoned on the Island of the King of Hell
[05]. Entrance of Anoman
[06]. Meganada Ambushes Rama
[07]. Rescue by Jatayu (Garuda)
[08]. Confrontation of Sugriwa and Meganada
[09]. Sanghyang Dedari
[10]. Sangynag Jaran

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 130 MB


[04]. World Music Library, KICC 5130 - Indonesia - The Gamelan of Cirebon

The gamelan music of Cirebon, a province located next to the state of West Java facing the Java sea. Differing from both Sundanese and Javanese music, it uses iron made gamelan played on prawa scale sounding astnoshingly gentle.

1. Jipang Walik
2. Kiser
3. Dermayon; Bendrong; Oyong-Oyong Bangkong
4. Topeng Panji - Kembang Sungsang; Owet-Owetan; Lontang Gede

| MP3 320 kbps | Booklet Scans | 135 MB |


[05]. World Music Library, KICC 5198 - Indonesia - The Muisc of Lombok

Among the many music styles found in the multicultural island of Lombok, the pop music Cilokag is considered most special, having gentle melodies and roaring rhythms. This CD also contains works of Genggong, Rebana and Gamelan Telek.

01. Ratu
02. Trutuk Kau Ngorong
03. Andoridang
04. Gegai Mengadu Cepat
05. Dalngandut Dedare Ngandut Tubalen
06. Selandung
07. Sando Sando
08. Kelak Kosong
09. Selandung Dik Dak
10. Rangsang
11. Ngering Jaje - Amag Sip
12. Bendera Merah Putih - Rebana Desa Nyelot
13. Dasan Agung - Rebana Desa Nyelot
14. Serening - Rebana Desa Nyelot
15. Barongan - Telek Desa Batu Tilis
16. Bendera Merah Putih - Telek Desa Batu Tilis

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 130 MB |


[06]. World Music Library, KICC 5131 - Java - Sundanese Classical Music

The most graceful music of southeast Asia might be the Sundanese classical song, Tembang. The delicate tones of kacapi and suling create a calming sound.

The most famous form of Sundanese classical music is the tembang, a set of songs accompanied by two kacapis (zithers), suling (bamboo flute) and ocasionally a rebab (two-stringed violin). The poems are sometimes in free verse, sometimes in a rythmic arrangement, and highly ornamented,with the kacapis providing the bases of the melodic line, and the suling and rebab varying and commenting on it. Kacapi suling is a more recent form, consisting of the rythmic pieces of tembang with the song left out, creating a wonderfully flowing music, which is also very accessible to ears unaccustomed to Indonesian music. This CD contains very nice recordings of both types of music.

1. Sunda Mekar, Papatet
2. Kacapi Suling
3. Suling, Kacapi
4. Kacapi Suling
5. Sorog Scale, Sekar Manis
6. Rebab, Panambih, Salendro

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 130 MB |


[07]. World Music Library, KICC 5181 - Indonesia - Gamelan Joged Bumbung (Suar Aqunq, Negara)


1. Suar Udaya Giri
2. Merdangga Pati Nunggang Langgang
3. Suar Dwi Reni
4. Suar Sri
5. Suar Budiatyani
6. Tabuh Pengalang Manis
7. Tabuh Putri Manis

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 145 MB |


World Music Library "SOUTH ASIA (India and Pakistan)"

Posted By MiOd On Friday, November 11, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICC 5110 - India - The Art of the Sitar (Shahid Parvez)

Shahid Parvez is a middle-ranking sitar player. The son of Aziz Khan and the grandson of Wahid Khan, he was performing in public before he was ten years old. ~ Ken Hunt, All Music Guide

Recorded in 1990 in Tokyo, this album zooms in on "Yaman" and "Jhinjoti"... ~ Ken Hunt, All Music Guide

1. Raga Yaman: Alap-Jor Alap-Jala
2. Raga Yaman: Gat (Tintal)
3. Raga Jhinjoti

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 170 MB


[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5113 - India - Super Percussion of India

Joint performance by northern India's prodigious tabla player, Zakir Hussain and the young percussionists from southern India. This recording clearly shows the difference of rhythmic forms between north and south India. Includes commentary by Hussain.

1. El Tal (12:41)
2. Khanda Chapu (13:39)
3. Misra Chapu (16:14)
4. Aadi Tala (21:57)
5. Tabla demonstration (6:36)

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 100 MB


[03]. World Music Library, KICC 5109 - Kashmir - Pakistani Music, The Rubab of Kashmir (SUBHAN RATHORE)

Kashmir is located in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. This is a recording of Ghazal, songs of love and the rubab performance by an outstanding musician, Subhan Rathore.

1.Rag Kirwani
2.Ghazal - I did not know the God
3.Rag Bhairaw
4.Ghazal - My Lover's Beauty
5.Ghazal - My heart is burning

| MP3 320 kbps | Front Cover | 110 MB


[04]. World Music Library, KICC 5114 - Bhimsen Joshi - Hindustani Vocal Music

Born in February 1922 in Gadag in the present-day Indian state of Karnataka, Bhimsen Joshi is one of the truly matchless male vocalists of Hindustani music: his performances are always a source of joy. From early in his life he was driven by music, a drive which led him to leave home quite young. After many adventures he settled down studying with Sawai Gandharva of the Kirana gharana and one of the foremost students of Abdul Karim Khan. Bhimsen Joshi has a rich and resonant voice which, while utterly classical in tone, has a warm, lived-in quality. ~ Ken Hunt, All Music Guide

A live recording made in Tokyo in May 1985 with tanpura, tabla and vocal accompaniment with a strong devotional flavor. ~ Ken Hunt, All Music Guide

Vocal music is concidered the highest position in the Indian traditional music scene. This is a recording of Bhimsen Joshi, a great master of classical Indian vocal music. His rich voice and technique give listeners a deeply moving experience.

1. Khayal - Raga Puriya Dhanashri, Vilambit, Drut
2. Tulsidas-Ji Ka Bhajan
3. Marathi Abhang

| MP3 192 kbps | Covers | 70 MB


[05]. World Music Library, KICC 5115 - Jaffar Hussain Khan - Songs of Popular Islam

Qawwali, and Islam "gospel" sang by Jaffar Hussain Khan. Its orogin goes back to the poet-musician Amir Khusrau in the 13th century. Having a background of classic vocal techniques, Khan draws the listener into religious intoxication.

1. Man Kunto Maula
2. Apne Malik Ka Nam
3. Bhar Ghi Ke Die Na
4. E Ri Sakhi
5. Rat-Bhar Mujh Ko

| MP3 320 kbps | Booklet Scans | 110 MB


Music Of Central Asia - Badakhshan Ensemble - Song And Dance From The Pamir Mountains

Posted By MiOd On Friday, November 11, 2011 1 comments
Music Of Central Asia [Vol. 5]. Badakhshan Ensemble - Song And Dance From The Pamir Mountains

In the majestic Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, poetically called the "Roof of the World", trance-like rhythms and piercing melodies propel these vivid performances of Badakhshani folk songs, dance music, and mystical religious poetry that can embody the spiritual power known as baraka. A bonus DVD portrays the Badakhsan ensemble in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan melding the sounds of their different traditional instruments with the help of a Ghijak. 10 Tracks, 64 minutes, 44-page color booklet, photos, and song lyrics; DVD contains series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary, and map.
Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region.

When I saw the Badakhsahn Ensemble perform, I was immediately struck by their colorful costumes, which resembled East European, the Balkans or Ukrainia particularly, but they came from the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. Their music, too, could not be placed among the Hindustani zone, nor the Turkic or Persian forms that influence most of Central Asia. Isolated by the mountains, these people speak a unique language distantly related to those of Eastern Iran. Their instruments are akin to Persian, with daf large frame drum, spiked fiddle [made from a rectangular metal can], tanbur and setar lutes, and rubabs. The music and dances are slow and stately. Songs relate to Islam (Sufi ghazal poetry, for instance).

1. Falak-i Badakhshani
2. Ay Pari (Oh, Fairy)
3. Zohidi Pokizasirisht (Pious Ascetic)
4. Lolazorume (Tulip Garden)
5. Falak
6. Maddoh (Praise)
7. Rapo 3:11 $0.99
8. Khâlatro Banda (I'm a Slave of Your Mole)
9. Jonum, Ikhtiyor Dorî (My Life is in Your Hands & Yor-i Man (My Friend)
10. Sabzak Medley

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World Music Library "JAPAN AND KOREA"

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 10, 2011 0 comments
[01]. World Music Library, KICC 5186 - Japan - Biwa, The World of Tsuruta Kinshi

The disc is the last recording made by Tsuruta Kinshi, 18 October 1993. Ottantaduenne now, the great interpreter of satsumas biwa could no longer play his instrument because of rheumatic pain in the hands and then in the songs collected here is running only the voice, the biwa accompanied by three of his students. Only a week after registration, Tsuruta Kinshi was struck by a cerebral infarction, died April 4, 1995. It is therefore natural that the booklet that came with your CD (in Japanese and English) devotes space off the commemoration of the great musician. Narabe Kazumi briefly recounts the long and troubled career Tsuruta Kinshi: its rapid assertion in his youth as a great virtuous of biwa, his sharp retreat from music scene when he was just 25 years old (seems to understand because of friction with the environments traditional music) to manage a club nigth in downtown Tôkyô, his meeting with Takemitsu Tôru and its decision to resume the concert (at the age of 53 years); recalls its character and decided his great energy as interpreter and teacher; especially remembers her very personal style and the many technical innovations made to the executive and the same construction of the instrument, which it used not only in music but also in traditional compositions by contemporary authors. A second article is signed by the same Tôru Takemitsu, which recalls the circumstances of his meeting with Tsuruta Kinshi in 1964, when the composer was looking for a performer biwa for a scene of the film Kaidan, of which he was composing the soundtrack; this meeting was the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration between two musicians who exert a profound influence on both of them and produce works that became internationally famous as Eclipse and November Steps.

1. Shunkan(Mochizuki/Ako/Tsuruta Kinshi)
2. Dannoura(Mizuki Yoko/Tsuruta Kinshi)
3. Yoshitsune(Murakami Genzo/Tsuruta Kinshi)

| MP3 320 kbps | Incl. Covers | 155 MB


[02]. World Music Library, KICC 5163 - Korea - Sinawi Music of Korea

Sinawi has it's roots in shaminism. Powerful rhythms and melodies improvised by the instrumentalists present a kind of trance music.

Korean sinawi music originally accompanied propitiatory rites presided over by a female shaman, or mudang. The word sinawi is also synonymous with musical improvisation based on various rhythmic and melodic devices --the most important characteristic of this genre. This collection of sinawi-derived pieces, performed by groups of varying size and instrumentation, evokes the otherworldly sonic space of the shamanistic spirit realm. The opening "Sinawi ensemble" contrasts full-throated female vocals with the pinched, nasal keening of the double-reed piri and the two-stringed fiddle haegum, gradually building in speed and intensity. In "Haegum-sanjo," haegum virtuoso Choe Tae-hyon plays like a man possessed, etching jagged melodic flights with exaggerated vibrato and an almost violent bowing technique. "Piri-sinawi" is a brilliant exposition of the timbral peculiarities of the oboe-like piri, conjuring associations as disparate as Scottish bagpipe music and the plunger acrobatics of trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton.

1. Sinawi Ensemble - Kim Kwangbok/Choe Sanghwa/Choe Taehyon/Kim Mugil/Kang Jongsuk/Im Sukcha/Chang Dokhwa/No Jongak
2. Haegum-Sanjo - Choe Taehyon/Chang Dokhwa
3. Piri-Sinawi - Pak Pomhun/No Jongak/Chang Dokhwa
4. Poong-Mool Nori & Taepyongso Sinawi - Chang Dokhwa/Nam Kimun/jNo Jongak/Pak Pomhun/Kim Kwangbok

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[03]. World Music Library, KICC 5191 - Korea - Traditional Korean Music, Sanjo and Vocal Music

This CD features the essence of Korean vocal music, from pansori, sometimes known as Asian opera, to sanjo played on komungo, the largest of the Asian zithers. An Bichwi, a national treasure, is joined by other musicians on an outstanding recording. 1- Komungo-sanjo 2- Kayagum Pyongch'ang 3- Hoeshim-kuk 4- Kyongi-chapka Agyusanga 5 - From Pansori Simch'ong-ga.

For those of you who are looking for a little cultural variance,
this album is a well-produced introduction into the world or Korean Traditional Music. It has overtones of some more energetic opera pieces while still reminding one of a culture not heavily explored. The strong three-beat of Korean music is brought out with a kind of kettle drum called the changgo. Most prevalent however is the zither-like instrument known as the komungo. Hearing An Bichwi sing the excerpts included on this album makes one want to hear a full 4-hour production. Truly if one is unable to experience this music live, this is the next best thing.

1. Komungo-Sanjo
2. Kayagum Pyongch'ang
3. Hoeshim-Kuk
4. Kyongi-Chapka 'Yusanga'
5. From Pansori 'Simch'ong-ga'

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[04]. Japanese Tradition: Biwa

A biwa is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, and a close variant of the Chinese pipa. The biwa is the chosen instrument of Benten, Goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Japanese Buddhism.

[01]. Tsuruta Kinshi - Haru No Utage
[02]. Uehara Mari-arr - Chikuzen Shokyoku
[03]. Yoshimizu Kin'o I - Kawanakajima
[04]. Tsuruta Kinshi - Arsumori
[05]. Uehara Mari - Gionshoja
[06]. Uehara Mari - Gionshoja

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[05]. Japanese Tradition: Shamisen V.1

The shamisen or samisen (Japanese: literally "three taste strings"), also called sangen (literally "three strings") is a three-stringed musical instrument played with a plectrum called a bachi. The pronunciation in Japanese is usually "shamisen" (in western Japan, and often in Edo-period sources "samisen") but sometimes "jamisen"

1. Gidayu; Kiyari Ondo
2. Gidayu; Nozakimura No Dan
3. Kiyomoto; Kanda Matsuri
4. Tokiwazu; Yuzuki Sendo
5. Shin-Nai; Akegarasu
6. Shin-Nai; Rancho
7. Shin-Nai Nagashi

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The Golden Age Of Christmas Music

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Track List
Disc 1

01 - Andy Williams - Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season
02 - Ray Conniff - Frosty The Snowman
03 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
04 - Mitch Miller - Sleigh Ride
05 - Morton Gould - Home For Christmas
06 - Perry Como - Here We Come A Caroling/Wish You Merry A Merry Christmas
07 - Roger Whittaker - Holly And The Ivy
08 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
09 - Mel Torme - The Christmas Song
10 - Andre Kostelanetz - O Tannenbaum
11 - Mitch Miller - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
12 - Jim Reeves - Jingle Bells
13 - Patti Page - Christmas Bells
14 - Andy Williams - Do You Hear What I Hear?
15 - Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy
16 - Leontyne Price - Ave Maria (Schubert)
17 - Ray Conniff - What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
18 - Nat King Cole - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
19 - Philadelphia Orchestra - Messiah: Hallelujah! Chorus
20 - Bing Crosby - I Heard The Bells
21 - Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Disc 2

01 - Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
02 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Winter Wonderland
03 - Perry Como - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
04 - Bing Crosby - White Christmas
05 - Nat King Cole - Caroling Caroling
06 - Frank Sinatra - Christmas Waltz
07 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Baby It's Cold Outside
08 - Beach Boys - Santa's Beard
09 - New Christy Minstrels - We Need A Little Christmas
10 - Ray Conniff - God Rest Ye Gentlemen
11 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Deck The Halls
12 - Andy Williams - O Little Town of Bethlehem
13 - Robert Shaw & Leonard Bernstein - Carol Of The Bells
14 - Johnny Mathis - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
15 - Mitch Miller - Silent Night
16 - Mahalia Jackson - Go Tell It On The Mountain
17 - Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child
18 - Nat King Cole - I Saw Three Ships
19 - Philadelphia Orchestra - O Come All Ye Faithful
20 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - What Are You Doing New Years Eve
21 - Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad

Disc 3

01 - Johnny Mathis - Sleigh Ride
02 - Bing Crosby - A Time To Be Jolly
03 - Mitch Miller - Winter Wonderland
04 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
05 - Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
06 - Perry Como - Home For The Holidays (1959)
07 - Ray Conniff - Here Comes Santa Claus
08 - Gene Autry - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
09 - Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas
10 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Let Me Be The First To Wish You Merry Xmas
11 - Johnny Mathis - I'll Be Home For Christmas
12 - Robert Shaw - We Three Kings
13 - Julie Andrews - Patapan
14 - Johnny Cash - Little Drummer Boy
15 - Roger Whittaker - Ding Dong Merrily On High
16 - Morton Gould - Good King Wenceslas
17 - Luciano Pavarotti - Adeste Fideles
18 - Nat King Cole - O Little Town of Bethlehem
19 - Perry Como - O Holy Night
20 - Percy Faith - Joy To The World
21 - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Disc 4

01 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - That Holiday Feeling
02 - Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
03 - Johnny Mathis - A Marshmallow World
04 - Frank Sinatra - Mistletoe and Holly
05 - Eddy Arnold - Up On The House Top
06 - Perry Como - Silver Bells
07 - Ray Conniff - Here We Come A Caroling
08 - Chet Atkins - Jolly Old St. Nick
09 - Mitch Miller - Santa Claus Is Coming
10 - Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
11 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - That Ol' Christmas Spirit
12 - Percy Faith - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
13 - Johnny Mathis - O Holy Night
14 - Bing Crosby - Do You Hear What I Hear
15 - Andy Williams - The First Noel
16 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Good King Wenceslas
17 - The Nutcracker Suite - Dance of The Reed Pipes/Trepak (Russian Dance)
18 - London Philharmonic - Messiah: A Child Is Born
19 - New Christy Minstrels - Beautiful City
20 - Ray Conniff - Joy To The World
21 - Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick

Disc 5

01 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Happy Holiday
02 - Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting - Baby It's Cold Outside
03 - Percy Faith - We Need A Little Christmas
04 - Bing Crosby - The White World of Winter
05 - Mitch Miller - Twelve Days Of Christmas
06 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - White Christmas
07 - Robert Goulet - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
08 - Boston Pops - Sleigh Ride
09 - Perry Como - Home For The Holidays (1954)
10 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - The Christmas Song
11 - Mitch Miller - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12 - Nat King Cole - Joy To The World
13 - Boston Pops - Here We Come A Caroling/I Saw Three Ships
14 - King's College Choir - Shepherds, In The Field Abiding
15 - Andy Williams - Carol Of The Bells
16 - Renata Tebaldi - Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
17 - Philadelphia Brass - Silent Night
18 - Nat King Cole - Away In A Manger
19 - Gary Puckett - O Holy Night
20 - Grinch Soundtrack - Welcome Christmas
21 - New Christy Minstrels - It'll Be A Merry Christmas

Disc 6

01 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Sleigh Ride
02 - Barbra Striesand - Jingle Bells
03 - Tony Bennett - My Favorite Things
04 - Nat King Cole - Deck The Halls
05 - Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland
06 - Beach Boys - Christmas Day
07 - Burl Ives - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
08 - Perry Como - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
09 - Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka
10 - Doris Day - Toyland
11 - Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling
12 - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Hurry Home For Christmas
13 - Perry Como - There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas
14 - Ray Conniff - Silver Bells
15 - Robert Goulet - Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
16 - Mario Lanza - O Holy Night
17 - The Nutcracker Suite - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy/Dance of the Mirltons
18 - Harry Belafonte - I Heard The Bells
19 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Messiah: Hallelujah! Chorus
20 - Andre Kostelanetz - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
21 - Guy Lombardo - Auld Lang Syne

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