Ethnica

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Track Listings
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Disc 1:
[01]. K'naan - Wavin' Flag
[02]. Akon Feat. Keri Hilson - Oh Africa
[03]. Jovanotti - L'ombelico Del Mondo
[04]. Juanes - La Camisa Negra
[05]. David Bisbal - Silencio
[06]. Sergio Mendes Feat. the Black Eyed Peas - Mas Que Nada
[07]. A. R. Rahman Feat. Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer - Jai Ho
[08]. Mustafa Sandal Feat. Gentleman - Isyankar
[09]. Freundeskreis & Fk Allstars - Tabula Rasa Pt. II
[10]. Gentleman - It No Pretty
[11]. Mattafix - Living Darfur
[12]. Beirut - Elephant Gun
[13]. Till Br?nner & Hugh Masekela Feat. Livingston - Win the World
[14]. Youssou N'dour - Mame Bamba
[15]. Khaled - Aicha
[16]. Baaba Maal - African Woman
[17]. Miriam Makeba - Pata, Pata
[18]. India.Arie - The Heart of the Matter
[19]. Adiemus - Adiemus
[20]. Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema

Disc 2:
[01]. Edward Maya Feat. Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love
[02]. Velile & Safri Duo - Helele
[03]. Stromae - Alors on Danse
[04]. Dario G. - Carnaval De Paris
[05]. Salif Keita Vs Martin Solveig - Madan (Exotic Disco Mix)
[06]. Mory Kant? - Yeke, Yeke
[07]. Buraka Som Sistema Feat. Pongolove - Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)
[08]. M.I.A. - Jimmy
[09]. Panjabi Mc - Mundian to Bach Ke
[10]. Miss Platnum Feat. Pete Fox - Come Marry Me
[11]. Loituma - Leva's Polka (Ievan Polkka)
[12]. Dunkelbunt Feat. Boban I Marko Marcovic Orkestar - Cinnamon Girl
[13]. Parov Stelar - Chambermaid Swing
[14]. Shantel - Disko Partizani
[15]. Fanfare Ciocarlia - Ailili (Shantel Remix)
[16]. Manel Feat. Don Cali & Lafrotino - Leche Leche (Anna Anna)
[17]. Sezen Aksu - Hadi Bakalim
[18]. Femi Anikulapo Kuti - Traitors of Africa
[19]. Angelique Kidjo - Agolo
[20]. Natacha Atlas - Mon Amie La Rose

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Udi Hrant, Early Recordings, Vol. I&II, Traditional Crossroads

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Udi Hrant Kenkulian
The Early Recordings
Vol. 1 Traditional Crossroads, 1995


Udi Hrant Kenkulian(1901–August 29, 1978), often referred to as Udi Hrant ("oud-player Hrant") or as Hrant Emre ("Hrant of the soul") was an oud player of Turkish classical music, and a key transitional figure in its transformation into a contemporary popular music. He was an ethnic Armenian citizen of Turkey who spent most of his life in Turkey and wrote most of his lyrics in Turkish. He went to the United States of America to have his blindness treated, and performed while in America. As an oud player, he was a major innovator, introducing left-hand pizzicato, bidirectional picking (the tradition had been to use the pick only on the downstroke), double stops, and novel tunings (sometimes using open tunings or tuning the paired strings in octaves instead of to a single note). According to Harold G. Hagopian, he was most respected for his improvisational taksim Born near Istanbul, declared blind four days after his birth, Hrant as a child sang in the choir of an Armenian Apostolic Church. His family fled to Konya in 1915 to escape the Armenian Genocide; there Hrant first studied the oud, with a teacher named Garabed. In 1918 the family returned west, first to Adapazarı and then to Istanbul, where Hrant continued his musical studies under some of the leading teachers of the time, including Kemani Agopos Ayvazyan, Dikran Katsakhian, and Udi Krikor Berberian. Somewhere along the way he also learned to speak French, and was actually accepted at age 16 to a Paris-based school for the blind, but he contracted typhoid fever and was unable to travel. Several attempts (including by doctors in Vienna) failed to restore his eyesight, which prevented him from playing in ensembles. He made a modest living playing in cafes, giving music lessons, and selling instruments. There is some question about when he first recorded; he claimed to have made a record as early as age 19, but his earliest known recordings would appear to be from no earlier than 1927, since they used an electronic microphone. In 1928, he fell in love with Ağavini, the sister of one of his students, but her parents would not let her marry a musician; they met again by accident in 1937 and married ten years later. In the meantime, he had written numerous songs about his desire for an absent love. He slowly, but steadily, gained more fame as a musician. Some of his Turkish recordings were released internationally as early as the 1930s, first on RCA Victor, and later on such labels as Balkan (New York), Perfectaphone and Yildiz (probably, according to Hagopian, a single company, address unknown), and Istanbul (Los Angeles). Composer Şeirf Içli introduced him to Kanuni Ismail Şençalar, in whose group he played for a while, leading to opportunities to perform on Ankara Radio. In 1950, a wealthy Greek American brought him to America for another (unsuccessful) attempt at restoring his eyesight. The trip, however, led to a series of concerts in New York City, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Fresno, California, playing both Turkish classical music and his own compositions. This tour apparently increased his prestige at home: he began to perform frequently on Istanbul Radio, first as a soloist and later with a chorus he formed. It also recorded in U.S. recording sessions for Smyrnaphon and Oriental Moods. The former, according to Hagopian, are marred by his being "paired… with inferior musicians". The latter were a deluxe set, believed to be the first ever inclusion of an oud with a violin and piano in a chamber music setting, issued in an elaborately packaged set with English language titles given to the songs. The recording included both Hrant's originals and classic songs by Kanuni Artaki, Bimen Şen, and others. During his trips to the U.S., he conducted master classes with young Armenian-American oud players such as Richard Hagopian, John Berberian, and Harry Minassian. His recordings for Balkan, (with Şükrü Tunar on clarinet, Ahmet Yatman on kanun and Ali Kocadine on drum, are notable for the fact that although they were recorded in Turkey, with a mix of Turkish and Armenian musicians, they include lyrics in Armenian; he also did other records with Turkish lyrics with the same line-up. His original songs written in Armenian include "Parov Yegar Siroon Yar," "Siroon Aghchig," "Anoosh Yaren Heratsa," "Khrjit," and "Srdis Vra Kar Me Ga." He toured internationally again in 1963, playing in Paris, Beirut, Greece, the United States, and Yerevan, then the capital of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. He recorded again in the U.S. at this time, but according to Hagopian the recordings are "inferior… for small labels and record producers eager to capitalize on the 'belly-dance craze'". His last performance was in Istanbul in April 1978, at which time he was already suffering from the cancer that would kill him that August. Get this and Volume 2 and you are well on your way to a stunning collection of music to immerse yourself in. I don't have the self-titled collection yet. To the best of my knowledge it is an amateur recording made by a student of Hrant's during some oud lessons. I've just always felt iffy as to whether or not that would be interesting. In the end, I am sure I will buy it, but I just haven't yet. If you stumbled upon this disc, you should buy it.

01. Sirdus Vera Kar mu ga 3:05
02. Siroon Aghcheek 3:00
03. Haygagan bar 2:50
04. Kalbimde Yaran 3:05
05. Sana Olan Askimi 2:37
06. Huseyni saz semai 6:30
07. Setarban taksim 7:05
08. Suzinak taksim 5:59
09. Egin Havasi 3:28
10. Huzzam Violin taksim 2:44
11. Urfa Havasi 3:08
12. Hicaz Violin taksim 3:04
13. Ne Capkin Dudagin 2:51
14. Saba taksim 3:12
15. Mehtaba Sordum 2:51
16. Hicaz taksim cifte kiris 3:11
17. Gecmis guzel gunleri 3:07
18. Huzzam taksim 3:12

Udi Hrant Kenkulian
The Early Recordings
Vol. 2 Traditional Crossroads, 1995


UDI HRANT- MASTER OF THE OUD Udi Hrant Kenkulian, the blind master of the oud, is regarded as one of the greatest innovators of modern oud playing, and one of the most unique singers of this genre. Born in 1901 near Istanbul, Hrant was declared blind four days after birth. Despite frequent treatments, his condition did not improve. He survived the Armenian massacres of 1915, and in 1918 settled in Istanbul. There he studied with famous teachers including Kemani Agopos Ayvazyan, Dickran Katsakhian, and Udi Krikor Berberian. Istanbul attracted so many top musicians that it was difficult for Hrant to find employment. And because Hrant was blind, no ensembles would accept him as a member. Consequently, he often played alone in cafes for little money. To supplement his income, he sold musical instruments. During the hard times, Hrant never gave up hope to have his eyesight restored, even traveling to Vienna for treatment. Unable to attract the attention of famous groups, Hrant's career seemed stagnant until he was noticed, while playing at the Yenikauh Café, by the famous musician and composer, Serif Icli. He was introduced by a mutual friend, Kanuni Ismail Sencalar, and soon after, Hrant was invited to play with their group. The exposure led to concerts on Ankara Radio. The year 1950 marked a major turning point in Hrant’s life. A wealthy Greek-American, moved by Hrant’s talent, invited Hrant to the United States to see eye specialists. Unfortunately, doctors in New York were unable to correct Hrant’s condition and, ultimately, Hrant would remain blind for life. Meanwhile, friends approached Hrant about playing in the United States. At first he was reluctant. His main concern was that middle-eastern music be presented to American audiences in the same concert format as European classical music. He felt that Americans regarded middle-eastern music as inferior to western music. With the understanding that concerts would be presented according to his ideals, Hrant agreed to perform. His friends, Hrant Nishanian, Melkon Ohanesian, Hovaness Chalikian, Manoog Boyajian and Peprouhi Asvarian, formed the Association of Putania which sponsored a series of concerts in New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles and Fresno. The repertoire consisted mostly of classical pieces of Ottomon composers; however, his improvisations (taksims) and original compositions were the tour de force for those who attended. Hrant returned to Turkey, and became known as a soloist frequently performing on Istanbul Radio, and later devoted much of his time teaching young oudists and singers. A special concert was arranged to take place in Yerevan in 1963, wherein Armenians in the homeland would hear Hrant for the first time. After the concert, the next day’s headlines read, "He came from Istanbul and conquered the Motherland where people received him with warmth. The sixty-five year old blind master sees with his heart and sings with his heart". Udi Hrant died August 29 1978, and is buried at the Armenian cemetery in Sisli, Istanbul. He had the title "Udi" which denotes him as Master of the Oud". His oud playing and singing will live forever!

01. Neva Hicaz taksim 3:12
02. Hastayim Yasiyorum 3:15
03. Violin Cifti telli 2:55
04. Sevdaliyim 3:13
05. Derdimin dermani yok 3:03
06. Anadol Oyun Havasi 3:11
07. Sensiv n'idem 3:06
08. Nihavent taksim 3:12
09. Memeories of the Dardanelles 3:20
10. Dancing Maidens 3:13
11. Hrant's lament 3:06
12. On the Shores of the Bosphorus 3:36
13. Near Eastern Airs 3:33
14. Fortune Teller's Dream 3:08
15. Agin 4:08
16. Ud Cifte telli 3:08
17. Kurdili hicazkar taksim 3:16
18. Huseyni taksim 3:26

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Indian Meditation - Traditional Music From The Far East

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Raga é um estilo de música instrumental indiana que objetiva alcançar um estado meditativo. Neste álbum, são executadas três peças tradicionais com maestria pelo excelente instrumentista de sitar.

Raga is a style of Indian instrumental music that aims to achieve a meditative state. On this album are performed three traditional pieces with mastery by excellent instrumentalist sitar.

1 - Raga Malkauns - 34:46
2 - Raga Malakosha - 19:48
3 - Suite for Two Sitars and Indian Folk Ensemble (Part 1) - 16:00

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Shivkumar Sharma - Sampradaya

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Sampradaya is the passing of tradition from master to disciple, from one generation to the next. As the undisputed master of the Indian santoor, Shiv Kumar Sharma has a lot to pass on to his youngest son, Rahul, who joins him on this recording. Rahul is equal to the task. The two santoors meld beautifully on the extended Hindustani raga "Janasammohini." The shimmering sound of the hammer dulcimers lends a relaxing quality as the Sharmas explore the dreamy, ethereal, serene alaap section of the raga. Tabla maestro Shafaat Ahmed Khan joins in on the second section, providing the rhythmic base on which the father and son weave increasingly complex and beautifully realized patterns. Building slowly and growing in intensity, the second and third parts of the raga feature inspired improvisation that glitters with lightning-fast interplay. --Jeff Grubb

The Kashmiri santoor (Indian hammered dulcimer) pioneer Shiv Kumar Sharma, at 61, stands at the peak of a brilliant musical career and one need no further proof than this incredulous performance of a new raga, "Janasammohini". Sampradaya refers to disciplic succession and for this three-part, hour plus journey Sharma illustrates the process with his son Rahul and chosen tabla accompanist Shafaat Ahmed Khan. The three of them proceed to weave an experience that is exceptional even among the famously demanding ranks of Indian classical music and its makers. Each movement spans 20+ minutes, developing from simple, succinct musical language and rises stealthily toward a climactic plateau of harmonic density, accelerated speed, and finally both. Not one but two Sharma santoors and the blistering, full-bodied hand drumming of Khan accomplish this to dazzling, mind-soaring effect. The first movement profiles a percussionless duet, suitably relaxing and initiatory yet ecstatic in itself. In the trio-ed second and third, moments of three separate rhythmic voices, differingly paced yet still in step, are not uncommon, and build to delicious complexity. The santoors of the Sharma family are easy to listen to, especially in this lively presentation, where the resonant finish of the instruments tones shine as nakedly as their tactile leading edge. Ambience is perfect as the performers are -right there- but crucially leave a warm round shadow in Realworld's medium-sized room, averting sterility or deadness. The variety of ornamentation, rhythmic attack, and phrasing here is vast; the technical and artistic requirements of the musicians unimaginable from the perspective of this mere listener. For the rightly prepared mind, capable of a deep undistracted 66 minutes of inner quiet, a volume-boosted audition of this will predictably yield a flash glimpse of mortal perfection and ...pure bliss.

1. i) Alap ii) Jorn iii) Jhalla
2. i) Rupak Taal ii) Adha Taal
3. Teen Taal

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Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar - Together

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Even on paper, this combination is breathtaking, for the mind can only begin to imagine what subtle brilliance will be created by two of the most innovative Indian musicians around. London based Talvin Singh, known for his groundbreaking work as a Tabla player and producer for Bjork, Madonna and Massive Attack; Niladri Kumar, a fifth-generation sitar player with a fresh, experimental approach. A unique musical experience.

This is an intriguing meeting of two virtuosos who have each set out to shake up the Asian music scene. The tabla percussionist, producer, composer and electronica exponent Talvin Singh won a Mercury prize more than a decade ago, and has worked with everyone from Madonna to Massive Attack, while Niladri Kumar is a classically trained sitar player who also invented the zitar, a mix of sitar and guitar. Together is a series of often free-wheeling instrumental pieces in which the duo explore common influences that range from rock to Indian classical styles, and the result is a stylish album that would make great film music – and I don't mean that as an insult. The tracks range from Play, a playful percussion piece that's just a minute and a half long, through to the lengthy Threads, a mostly gentle sitar piece helped along by tabla and percussion. Then there's River, which sounds like an Indian rock anthem, featuring Kumar's zitar, a wash of electronica and more fine tabla playing. There are further examples of Singh's exhilarating percussion work on the elegant title track, built around an almost Celtic melody, and there's a furious work-out on the finale, Joy. They should sound even better playing live; their tour starts next week.

1. River
2. Pink
3. Mirror
4. Ananta
5. Together
6. Jogi
7. Play
8. The Bliss
9. Threads
10. Joy

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Vanuatu (Nouvelles Hebrides) - Musiques coutumieres

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Vanuatu (Nouvelles-Hébrides / New Hebrides) -
Singsing-Danis Kastom. Musiques coutumières / Custom music, 1994
Track Listings
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Introduction
01. Ahi Gavegave (Song of Anger) Scénes de rites publics de prise de rang
02. Dingidingi
03. Ahi Tigo Qaravu
04. Ahi Bue-Suresure
05. Ahi Bue-Suresure [Fin]
06. Speech by a Sponsor; "Welcome Drumming"
07. Na Huqe
08. Sawagoro Démonstration de percussions
09. Buelamba Chants collectifs ou en solo
10. Rugurugubea
11. Surisuri Basatura
12. Tuvai
13. Siro-Siroi
14. Na Polo
15. Waswastambia
16. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 48)
17. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 64)
18. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 66) Rite de société secrète
19. Qat Baruqu

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Terremoto de Jerez - Grands Cantaores du Flamenco

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Terremoto de Jerez - Grands Cantaores du Flamenco, Vol.4, 1994 (1988)
Fernando Fernández Monje a.k.a. Terremoto de Jerez was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádix), in 1934 and died in this same city in 1981. He was a singer (cantaor), and dancer (bailaor) of Flamenco. He started his career as a dancer, and at that time he was called Terremoto (earthquake) because of his very percussive way to stamp on the ground. In the 1950s he launched his career as a singer and sang in the taverns of Jerez, Madrid and Barcelona. He died of a heart failure when he was 47 years old. He is regarded as one of most impressive flamenco singers of all times. He excelled in the profound vocal styles of tonas, seguiriyas, soleares, as well as fandangos and malaguenas, but his speciality were the bulerias. His powerful singing was characterized by a deep voice with gypsy accent. Together with Manuel Torre, Agujetas, La Piriñaca and others, he represents the tradition of "cante de Jerez", the vocal style of Jerez

01. De Santiago Y Santa Ana (Siguiriyas)
02. Como Si Fuera Una Iglesia (Bulerias)
03. Ni Testigos Ni Abogados (Fandangos)
04. No Me Quiere Tu Gente (Soleares)
05. La Calle Nueva (Bulerias)
06. Remedio No Tenga (Soleares)
07. Que La Besara En Las Manos (Fandangos))
08. Mira Lo Que Es Ignorancia (Bulerias por Solea)
09. Morirme Quisiera (Siguiriyas)
10. Fiesta En El Barrio Santiago (Fiesta por Bulerias)

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Tunisie - Chants & Rythmes

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Tunisie - Chants & Rythmes, 1988
Track Listings
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01. Sidi Mansour - Jerrari
02. Zarzis - Na’ama (Danses des veillèes de garçons, groupe de Zlass)
03. Salah ya bou hella
04. Khalkhal Aïcha
05. Ya zitouna
06. Jani el mersoul
07. Allomo - Hedi Habbouba
08. Elaïn zarga - Salim Hallali
09. Aïssaoua (Musique thérapeutique)
10. Mrid fani - Saliha essaghira (Final de Nouba Malouf sur un poème alphabétique)

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Teodoro Anzellotti - Musik für Akkordeon

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Teodoro Anzellotti
Musik für Akkordeon, 1989 (1994)
Sofia Gubaidulina
1. De Profundis
Nicolaus A. Huber
2. Auf Flügeln der Harfe
Volker Heyn
3. Quetsch
Gerhard Stäbler - Californian Dreams
4. I. Lullaby
5. II. Shooting Stars
6. III. Soul Trap
7. IV. Crack Of Dawn

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Gopal Shankar Misra - Out Of Stillness

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Gopal Shankar Misra Out Of Stillness, 2000

The late Gopal Shankar Misra, who died in 1999, was one of the masters of the voicelike vichitra veena, one of India's oldest and most expressive instruments. He was also one of the few to take its sound outside classical music, performing with Ananda Shankar and State of Bengal, exploring the possibilities of fusion. This disc, however, shows him in a more contemplative mood, performing four parts of "Darzabi Kanbra" with thundering tabla as accompaniment on part 4 and "Mishra Pilu." His command of the veena is nothing short of staggering, executing precise phrases at the fastest tempo, but also letting it sing in a way few could. Misra (who was also an adept sitar player) never let technique win out over feel, however, and to hear his playing is to encounter virtuosity on a rare level. This is a quiet, gorgeous gem of a record to be enjoyed many times.

The expressive, liquid sound of the vichitra veena - an instrument older than the sitar, associated with Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning - is perfectly suited to Indian classical music's instrumental ideal: to emulate the subtle nuance and fluidity of the human voice. Traditionally used to support the Drophal style of singing, various types of veena are found throughout India - but few players there or elsewhere can play the ancient vichitra veena with any degree of proficiency, and the instrument has rarely travelled beyond the Indian Subcontinent.

1. Darbari Kanbra - Alap
2. Darbari Kanbra - Jod
3. Darbari Kanbra - Vilambit Gat
4. Darbari Kanbra - Drutgat

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Tahmoures Pournazeri - Leyla Khatoun

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Tahmoures Pournazeri
Leyla Khatoun
(Avaye Novin)
Lute & Iranian Percussion

Tahmoures Pournazeri was born in Iran, and is the son of the well-known Iranian musician Kaykhosro Pournazeri, founder of the Shams Ensemble. This group, which includes Tahmoures and his brother Sohrab, was established in 1977 to revitalise traditional Persian music and musical instruments. Tahmoures himself plays a variety of instruments including the tar, setar, dotar and daf as well the oud. He has worked with a wide range of artists, including jazz, Indian and classical musicans, and is a regular performer in the United States as well as in his native Iran.

Tahmoures Pournazeri is the son of the well-known Iranian musician Kaykhosro Pournazeri, and as well as the oud (barbat) he plays other traditional Persian instruments including the tar, setar, dotar and daf.

A selection of Tahmoures Pournazeri's own compositions, accompanied by Shahab Paranj on percussion. This CD is available from Ketab.com.

1. Mastom
2. Yare Aziz
3. Navaee
4. Naranj o Limoo
5. Leyla Khanoom
6. Barivan
7. Manijeh
8. Shamameh

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Stimmhorn - Inland

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Stimmhorn Inland Make Up Your World, 2001

stimmhorn, the musical duo from Basle, specialise in a quite unique form of artistic expression based on the delicate balance between the human voice and archaic wind instruments. The contrasting sounds of the song of the alpenhorn, a-semantic singing, rich harmonies, fascinating overtones and silence are brought together onto the stage in a playful atmosphere characterised by its theatrics, humour and sensitivity. Past and present meet on a quest for something new to create previously unheard musical seismograms imbued with originality. stimmhorn’s mythical musical style tells of the hidden depths of the human body and ancient and undisturbed landscapes. Throughout this artistic exploration of both external and internal spheres of resonance, the unbridled human voice meets the hazy tone sculptures of the horn and the phenomenal heights of overtone singing meet the incredible depths of the alpenhorn. This album allows us to participate in the creation and performance of a whole series of works of art that continuously play on the effects of the different dimensions of space. On stage, these original stimmhorn acoustic compositions take on a visual aspect and are represented in a simple but accurate style. Using symbolic and actionistic elements, the spectator is drawn into the world of the two performers and through their musical dialogue makes new discoveries of outer and inner worlds, looks in on imaginary spheres of forgotten sensitivities and unimaginable histories from the tangible mysteries of the topos and the corpus. Inland is the title of the new musical production by artists Christian Zehnder and Balthasar Streiff, in which they extend yet further their own, unconventional universe of sounds, originally created in previous projects. But in this album they also present us with brand new flotsam and jetsam picked up along the shores of the human imagination. IN LAND - The Film Film producer Pierre-Yves Brogeaud and the SF DRS (Music & Dance) have worked together on this first musical production about the Basle-based duet stimmhorn. It captures, above all, their unique expressive style. The film has neither dialogue nor commentary and both the music and pictures form an integral part of the overall composition. This marriage of image and sound presents the creation and development of stimmhorn’s music to us in a highly tangible manner. The duet composed several pieces specially for this production. The film medium also had a decisive influence on the theme adopted for the production of the inland album. The film delves into both the macro and microcosms of the visual world to represent the correlations that exist between stimmhorn’s music and a host of both inner and outer landscapes. From the expanses of space to the tiniest molecular structures, from dialogues of sound to acoustic voyages of discovery via archetypal musical instruments, from the human body to the human voice, inland the film creates links between both contrasting and coherent worlds, exposing the most emotional moments in the birth of the duet. The film’s first showing will take place at the Alpentöne Festival to be held in Altdorf in August 2001. No date has as yet been fixed for a television screening. EchoOrte, the composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia, also features in inland the film. stimmhorn stimmhorn made their first public appearance five years ago and very quickly gained international renown with their unique musical offering. Two successful albums, melken and schnee, soon followed and are now regularly taken to the stage. The duet have performed their work on several occasions both within Switzerland and abroad, adding to their repertoire several commissioned compositions. The Salzburger Festspiele, for example, called upon the talents of the duet to create stage music to accompany the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida (Director: Stefan Bachmann) and even requested that they assist in the stage management for the piece. Following this, the duet came up with their original creation Verlust der Stille for a production by the Basle Theatre which also involved performances by actors from within the company. Next came tours in Europe, Japan and even South Africa. stimmhorn is currently planning a joint project with ARTE involving a concert performed together with the Mongolian overtone group Huun-Huur-Tu. 1996 melken, images through sound (artistic guidance: Daniel Prieto) 1997 schnee, music for the stage (artistic guidance: Daniel Prieto) Swiss Stage Art Prize 1997 Concert, a combination of melken and schnee, EchoOrte, composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia 1998 Troilus and Cressida by W. S. Shakespeare, Director: Stefan Bachmann.Composition commissioned for the Salzburger Festspiele 1998.AZ-Stern des Jahres. The Münchner Abendzeitung newspaper awarded stimmhorn a ‘Star of the Year’ for its outstanding musical performance of melken in Munich in 1997. 1999 Verlust der Stille. Own composition for the Basle Theatre (play).Music: stimmhorn, Director: Christian Zehnder. CHRISTIAN ZEHNDER Voice, overtone singing, small bandoneon, accordion, bandora & related instruments Born in Zurich in 1961. Lives and works in Basle. After breaking off his guitar studies, Christian Zehnder began lessons with baritone signer Raphael Laback and overtone singing lessons with Tokne Nonaka (J). He then went on to further train his voice with Alfred Wolfson and Daniel Prieto. He has been involved in a variety of projects as a theatrical musician as well as in dance and music cabaret shows. He has undertaken solo performances, taken part in sound sculptures and has completed several compositions for the film industry. He worked together with music and sound designer Kold on the recent poppel music project that lies midway between electronic and archaic sounds (CD & Performance). He is currently preparing a solo project entitled Genom at the Gorki Theater Berlin, which is to be staged for the first time in the Autumn of 2001 under musical director Lavinia Frey.. BALTHASAR STREIFF Various alpenhorns, buchel, tuba, trumpet & related instruments Born in Baden in 1963. Lives and works in Basle. Balthasar Streiff trained at the in trumpet and voice, going on to study art at the Basle Higher Education Institute for the Creative Arts. Since then he has concentrated essentially on the alpenhorn and its value as a cult instrument. He has produced a variety of constructions of his own, often closely observing the rules of historical instrument making. He has been involved in diverse projects in the spheres of new music, the creative arts, theatre, film and literature. In May of 2001 he released the production sanshi/Purpurberg which he worked on together with Ueli Fuyûru Derendinger and which is a musical dialogue between Streiff’s horns and classical Japanese chamber music (Shakuhachi).

01. Wududu
02. Suedfass
03. Ihu iho (solo)
04. Obtubi
05. Patagalp
06. Inland
07. Plu fir (solo)
08. Mjandrio
09. Val lung
10. Ausland
11. Faulisch

Christian Zehnder - Voice/Jodel, Obertongesang, Jodel, Wippkordeon, Orgelpfeifen, Laudola, Bandurria Balthasar Streiff - Alphorn, Doppelalphorn, Alpofon, Büchel, Cornet, Barocktrompete, Tuba, Zink, Ziegenhorn, Stimme

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K Shridhar & K Shivakumar - Shringar

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Ragas build on a simple element for an extended period of time. The first here is forty-five minutes, but it is brilliant throughout. A good introduction to Indian music.

Amid all the late-'80s flutter over Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, it was nice -- and somewhat bold -- of Peter Gabriel's RealWorld label to put out such a calm, stately Indian classical album. Two longer ragas featuring sarod and violin, along with some understated percussion. Nice record; check it out if you get the chance.

1. Raga Bageshri
2. Raga Bhairavi

Sarod – K Sridhar*
Tabla – G S Sabri
Tambura [Tanpura] – Camilla Hale
Violin – K Shivakumar

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Sounds of Korea, Today

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1. Sosoewon (A garden called Sosoewon)
2. Kayagum Sanjo
3. Sanchon Chomok (Mountains & River, Trees & Grass)
4. Yongsanhoesang
5. Shin Kwandong Byolgok
6. Deul Chum (Field Dance)
7. Surijae (Joyfully Intoxicated & Scent of Tea)
8. Haegum and Jass - Bang'a-taryong (Milling Song)
9. Minyo & Acappella-kumbam-taryong (Roasting Chestnuts)

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South Africa

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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world's cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Dan to launch Putumayo World Music and establish a non-traditional sales division. Putumayo World Music has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company's motto: "guaranteed to make you feel good!" Putumayo's CD covers feature the distinctive art of Nicola Heindl, whose colorful, folkloric style represents one of Putumayo's goals: to connect the traditional to the contemporary. By combining appealing music and visuals with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity - a rarity in today's artist-based music industry.

Putumayo will release South Africa, a CD collection that celebrates the rich musical diversity of this unique country at the southern tip of Africa. With the soccer World Cup taking place for the first time on African soil in 2010, international attention will be focused on South Africa and its post-apartheid status as a democracy and economic powerhouse. Over the course of its history, this & Rainbow Nation; with 11 official languages has nurtured many musical styles, including mbaqanga, kwela and township jive, among others. While South Africans have endured many struggles, they have often used music as a tool to protest and to express their hopes for a better future. Putumayo's South Africa CD is a fusion of the traditional and contemporary, with legends like the late singer and political activist Miriam Makeba, who mixed kwela and township jive on & Orlando, a tribute to the Soweto township of the same name. The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir and mbaqanga pioneers Soul Brothers are just two of the internationally renowned groups featured on this collection. On Oxam, Mahube epitomizes the growing pan-African music movement as they effortlessly combine the sounds of artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and other African countries. The group features vocalist Phinda, who recently completed a stint in the The Lion King and who also performs solo on Tiki Tiki. As with many of Putumayo's previous collections, South Africa features a recipe by chef Amos Dlamini, of the acclaimed Moyo group of restaurants.

1. Ujaheni - Soul Brothers
2. Mbombela - Bholoja
3. Oxam - Mahube
4. Nkosi - Blk Sonshine
5. Beautiful Feet - Nibs van der Spuy
6. Mananga - Steve Dyer
7. Orlando - Miriam Makeba
8. Tiki Tiki - Phinda
9. Halala Afrika - Johannes Kerkorrel
10. Work - Zoro
11. Vulamasango - Kaya
12. Ngahlulele - Soweto Gospel Choir

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Sardaigne. Musique de bergers et chants

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Choeur de Neoneli
Sardaigne. Musique de bergers et chants, 1979 (1994)
Alt text
Track Listings
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(01). Ballu tundu neonelesu
(02). Per la morte di guido rossa
(03). Natale
(04). Ballo sardo
(05). Sa ninnia
(06). Ballo sardo, inst.
(07). Mutos
(08). Ballo sardo, inst.
(09). Ballu e trese
(10). Gosos
(11). Saludu a sos emigrados sardos
(12). Ballo sardo, inst.

Tonino Cau - Vocals
Alberto Zucca - Vocals
Nicola Loi - Vocals
Badore Loddo - Vocals
Guests:
Peppino Marotto - vocals
Attilio Scroccu - launeddas

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Taksim Trio

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Taksim Trio is a Turkish trio playing in a variety of musical styles, inclusing Turkish traditional and classical music, Arabic styles, and jazz.

Taksim Trio is made up of Hüsnü Şenlendirici on clarinet, İsmail Tunçbilek on baglama, and aytaç doğan on quanun.

1. Bicare
2. Gözüm
3. Baglama Solo
4. Derdin Ne
5. Güle Yel Degdi
6. Klarnet Solo
7. Gitti de Gitti
8. Kanun Solo
9. Belalim
10. Ussak Oyun Havasi
11. Muhayyer Kürdi Saz Semaisi

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Pologne - Chansons et danses populaires

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POLOGNE / POLAND
chansons et danses populaires • folk songs and danses
A more "hardcore" selection of field recordings compiled by Anna Czekanowska. Includes recordings of music by ethnic minorities. Good notes.

Musique instrumentale polonaise
01. Zbójnicka nutas (mélodie de voleur)
02. Zbójnicka nutas
03. Suite de la région de Podhale
04. Obyrtac (danse tournoyante)
05. Polne (mélodie populaire)
06. Oberek (danse en couple)
07. Chodzony (marche) Chants coutumiers
08. Sidaj panna mlodo (chant de noce)
09. Oj przyleciala siwa zezolia (chant de noce)
10. Wianij mnie matejko wianuj (chant de quête)
11. Le départ de la mariée (chant de noce)
12. Chant de moisson Chansonnettes et danses chantées
13. Chodzony (marche)
14. Chant d’amour et vivat
15. Chant de danse satirique Chants longs, lyriques et narratifs
16. Fragment de balade
17. Berceuse
18. Lesna (chants lyrique rituel)
19. Chant historique Musique des ensembles folkloriques
20. Zarzyj ze koniu zarzyj (chants lyriques)
21. A jak ze koniu zarzyj (chant lyriques)
22. Polka Musique des minorités
23. Chant de noce ukrainien
24. Chant historique ukrainien
25. Chant de Noël ukrainien
26. Chant d’orphelin lithuanien
27. Chant polyphonique lithuanien
28. Polka Szabasówka (danse du répertoire juif)
29. Kolo, danse balkanique
30. Ozwodna, mélodie tsigane

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Mauricio Kagel - Solowerke für Akkordeon und Klavier

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Mauricio Kagel
Solowerke für Akkordeon und Klavier, 1997
This side of the Atlantic we rarely encounter the Accordeon as a seriously proclaimed instrument, a timbral minefield,or a gold vein waiting to betapped/ sapped clean. Guy Kluvicek,avant-garde composer/performer of the Accordeon and Pauline Oliveros are the only two serious devotees to this wonderful,magical Wind Box that come to mind here.
Anzellotti has made this instrument his own, he can quite literally play anyting on it, Schoenberg I've heard,and he has a comparable disc on Erik Satie.He has a marvelous sense of beauty and sensitivity to what he plays enveloping timbres while holding chords arching nicely into nothingness.

Mauricio Kagel is a creative aesthetic goldmine all to himself. He emerged from the Post-War avant-garde from South America settling in Cologne, a city that almost bears his name whenever new music expression is mentioned. He has toyed,and scoured and experimented and played with just about every genre imaginable within the avant-garde,Renaissance instruments,cinema,but theatre,musical avant-garde-theatre and the cracks and crevices which that implies has been a fruitful land for Kagel.Extremly prolific and versed in them, I've seen him perform with a bare torso, at the piano,simple chords with some mechanical device for time keeping while some yellowed costumed trombonist gets his foot stuck in his slide. His music has the strong element of Dada-esque play to it, yet ever bit a serious as the angst and dread that has been part of the ideologic existential corridors in Europe.

This music here is playful "Rondena" a marvelously simple melody yet with dirty atonal chord thrown in at the ends of phrases to unsettle the festivities. Likewise "Rosalie",captures a disarming like melos,not quite predictable yet evocative. All the "rrrrrrrr" originally for organ is a nice post-modern way of thinking of collecting genres that springboard into sets of works,where the cohesive element is more imaginary than real.The transmogrification from the organ timbre lends itself quite nicely, nothing is sacrificed. In fact I prefer Kagel this way,more at street level,than in a cathedral. This is one of the more positive features of postmodernities modus operandi the ability to fly in between differing genres,gestures,gnomes,gesticulations,gods,golems,gigues,graves,without sacrificing content.

The "Metapiece" was from the early Sixties a point of the high avant-gardewhen the tyranny of serilized music was brokened,and here the pianist should rightfully be a entertainer,playing keys with his nose,like the opening hit. This piece utilizes graphic notation, meaning the performer is allowed some interpretive freedoms on tones and entrances. It is fun to play, Fun is also a strong post modern category we should look for.

Rrrrrrr.. . (4 Orgelstücke)
1. I. Rondena
2. II. Rosalina
3. III. Rossignols enrhumés
4. IV. Ragtime Waltz
5. Metapièce
6. A deux mains
7. Episoden, Figuren
8. Mm 51
9. Passé Composé

Teodoro Anzellotti - Akkordeon
Luk Vaes - Klavier

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Gillian Welch - Soul Journey

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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings may, in fact, shock and appall folk purists with their fourth album, Soul Journey. "Are those drums?" "Is that an organ?" "Wait a minute, is that an electric bass?!?" The album uses these musical elements to drive home a living-room, lazy-summertime jam-session feel that hasn't really shown itself on Welch's previous releases. The album's opener, "Look at Miss Ohio," evolves into her toughest rocker since "Pass You By" on her debut, Revival, and the whole album culminates in the relative cacophony of "Wrecking Ball," a drunked-up barroom stumble highlighted by Ketcham Secor's loping fiddle lines and Rawlings' fuzzed-out guitar solo. Between these bookends is a mixed bag of traditional folk songs ("Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor," "I Had a Real Good Mother and Father"), loose blues phrasing ("Lowlands," "No One Knows My Name"), and a number of trademark Welch/Rawlings near-whispered murder ballads and orphan love songs. The thing that shines through most clearly is that the group had a lot of fun making Soul Journey, but that doesn't necessarily translate into a terrific album. Aside from a handful of real solid honest-to-gosh gems, the whole album feels a little too casual and off-the-cuff to stand on equal footing with her other recordings. The choruses often become just repeated phrases over and over again ("Lowlands," "No One Knows My Name," "I Made a Lovers Prayer," and the unfortunate "One Monkey"), and the songwriting seems less developed, as if the initial construction of the song has taken a back seat to the sheer enjoyment of performing it. That being said, it is a wonderful, dusty summertime front-porch album, full of whiskey drawls and sly smiles, floorboard stomps and screen-door creeks. While it does not exactly meet the impeccable standards that her previous three releases set, it is still a fine addition to her discography and well worth listening to all summer long.

1. Look At Miss Ohio
2. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
3. Wayside Back in Time
4. I Had A Real Good Mother and Father
5. One Monkey
6. No One Knows My Name
7. Lowlands
8. One Little Song
9. I Made A Lovers Prayer
10. Wrecking Ball

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Musique populaire africaine

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Musique populaire africaine. La voix du passé, Archives 1926-1952, 2004
Track Listings
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01. Francis Boloyyi & Shangaan Band - Flore Lakusaseka-Mozambique 2:34
02. Francis Boloyyi & Shangaan Band - Miyelo Bebe-Mozambique 2:35
03. Abugu Kisukwe & Bamba Men - Lusunga Bakali-Ouganda 2:38
04. Abugu Kisukwe & Bamba Men - Mauwa-Ouganda 2:43
05. Tobo Eitel - Ndol'a Jomba-Cameroun 2:53
06. Tobo Eitel - Ndol'a Bwam-Cameroun 2:52
07. Wendo K. Ngoma - Bokilo-Congo Zaire 3:07
08. Wendo K. Ngoma - Napessi Yo Mbongo-Congo Zaire 3:04
09. Manuel D'oliveira & Les San Salvador - Cherie Bondowe-Ghana 3:03
10. Jack Dawudu - Ifabanke-Ghana 2:55
11. Ben Simmons - Osofu Da Banim-Ghana 3:02
12. Ben Simmons - Ohse Nta Ma Qua-Ghana 2:57
13. Domingo Justus - Bi Ina La Ku Fi Eru Loju-Ghana 3:17
14. Georges Williams Aingo - Fine Fine Sha't Are-Ghana 2:53
15. Tunde King & His Group Jùjù - Aronke Macaulay-Nigeria 2:54
16. Irewolede Denge - Orin Asape Eko-Nigeria 3:00
17. Jolly Orchestra - Abonsa-Nigeria 2:48
18. Cuasgo & Gouama - Kikiriga Poco-Nigeria 2:59

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Mahwash - Ghazals afghans

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Farida Mahwash Ghazals afghans.
Poèmes d'amour séculiers et sacrés /
Secular and sacred poems of love, 2007
‘Art’ says Ustad Farida Mahwash, ‘is about affection and kindness.’ Ghazals afghans : secular and sacred poems of love is her new album. For most of her 61 years Mahwash has been Afghanistan’s best-loved singer. Its only female Ustad (‘master musician’) has lived in exile since 1991. The Californian resident is still a superb singer, determined to make the world ‘know that Afghanistan has been through 25 years of war, but still we didn’t lose our culture’. Her new album’s sitarist/arranger and harmonium player is a Melbourne-resident Ustad from Afghanistan - Khalil Gudaz.

The legendary queen of ornamentation displays a rainbow of the most refined tone colours to express feelings of love. After the album “Radio Kaboul”, a homage to the disappeared or exiled compositors and musicians of the radio of Afghanistan, Mahwash declines today the refined and complex forms of the feeling of love through the “ghazal”, privileged poetic frame of the human or devotional love. Infinite arabesques of sense, metaphors, oscillations from oriental modes to Indian ragas, permanent sliding from the profane to the sacred... “It’s the game around the ambiguity of this love what distinguishes the great musicians. Their role is to make people hear the hidden sense of the verses” said Ustad Mahwash. Characteristic of the Muslim presence in South Asia and sound personification of the ambiguity, the ghazal is the place of the indirect discourse and of the collective imaginary of the Indo-Muslim society, to which Afghanistan is connected. Mahwash is a legend in Afghanistan. She receives there the title of Ustad (master) in 1977. She leaves her country and goes to California, after the tragic events we all know. In the United States or in Europe, an enthusiastic public appreciates her voice with a slightly husky timber, but she refuses to return to Afghanistan to sing as long as the situation of women keeps them away from the musical world. An exceptional woman, she explains in the interview with Martina Catella the singularity of her situation: “In Afghanistan, we had many artists who sang mostly to divert. From the beginning, I decided to sing music that evokes noble feelings. Even in those days no woman frequented Kharabat, the musicians’ quarter. Women didn’t work. Society didn’t permit that. Thus, going to Kharabat or singing on the radio...you can imagine ! Their families forbade them to do that... I took that risk. I went to Kharabat with my husband to learn the rules of music. I am the first woman that followed this path. I learned the true Afghan music and the musical theory in a professional manner. Kharabat is our faculty of music. It is there where this art is transmitted in a professional manner from generation to generation...” (see the remainder in the booklet). An essential album of poetry and history, together with a booklet full of texts of the expert in the subject, Martina Catella, and with the direct words of the artist with a strong temper.

01. Dokhtar e bagh (Girl of the garden)
02. Khuye Atashin (An impassioned nature)
03. Dar an nafas (The breath)
04. Zindegi (Life)
05. Farchar
06. Del e na sukhte (A heart not burned)
07. Paye ashq (Tears)
08. Bad az Khoda (After God)
09. Tchechman siah (Your black eyes)
10. Lalo, lalo (Sleep, child, sleep!)

Farida Mahwash - vocals
Ghalil Gudaz - sitar, harmonium
Daud Khan Sadozai - sarod, rubab
Gholam Nejrawi - zirbaghali
Henri Tournier - flute Prabhu Edouard - tabla
Khaled Arman - rubab
Hussain Arman - harmonium

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Lestari: The Hood Collection

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MUSEUM COLLECTION BERLIN: Lestari: The Hood Collection - Early Field Recordings from Java

this cd, which is a co-production with the berlin ethnological museum, is a sample of the larger mantle hood collection of 164 reel-to-reel tapes representing more than 80 hours of music and improvisations of principal javanese gamelan musicians in yogya, solo and bandung in the 1950s. the recordings capture improvisation rooted in a truly javanese traditional rote system of learning during a pivotal era before the widespread influence of western-modelled conservatory pedagogy all pieces of this cd - recorded in 1957 and 1958 - are first releases.

01. Lagon Tlutur (slendro pathet manyura)
02. Ladrang Asmarandana (slendro pathet manyura)
03. Jineman Uler Kambang (slendro pathet sanga)
04. Ketawang Tarupala (slendro pathet manyura)
05. Budak Ceurik
06. Ketawang Langen Gita Srinarendra (pelog pathet barang)
07. Kidung
08. Ladrang Kandamanyura (slendro pathet manyura)
09. Bandjaran
10. Gendhing Rambu (pelog pathet lima)

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Smooth Jazz Cafe Vol. [1-9]

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 1
Track Listings
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(01). Don Grusin - Outback Oasis
(02). Nicky Holland - Prelude, Lady Killer
(03). Pete Belasco - Without Within
(04). String Connection - Bizzaramente
(05). Basia - Simple Pleasure
(06). Michael Franks - Barefoot On The Beach
(07). John Scofield - Tulle
(08). Beminek - Powrotna Bossa Nova
(09). Mark Ledford - Way I Feel
(10). Eric Marienthal - Easy Street
(11). Laima - What’s Forever
(12). Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons - Taos
(13). Vanessa Williams - Sister Moon
(14). Acoustic Alchemy - Lazeez

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 2
Track Listings
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(01). Maynard Ferguson - Gonna Fly Now
(02). Noa & Pat Metheny - Child Of Man
(03). Dave Koz - Thats The Way I Feel About You
(04). Brian Bromberg - Through The Window
(05). Bernard Oattes - When I Go To Sleep
(06). Bobby Caldwell - Where Is Love
(07). Loud Jazz Band - 4ever2u
(08). Angelique Kidjo & Trilok Gurtu - African Fantasy
(09). Lionel Richie - Time
(10). David Benoit - Miles After Dark
(11). Basia & Spyro Gyra - Springtime Laughter
(12). Kayah - Jak Lisc
(13). Stanley Clarke - East River Drive
(14). Brenda Russell - Soul Talking
(15). Carl Anderson - Love Will Follow
(16). Gato Barbieri - Europa

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 3

Track Listings
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(01). Marc Jordan - This Is How Men Cry Charlie Parker Loves Me
(02). Jimmy Haslip - Los Feliz
(03). Kenny Loggins - Conviction Of The Heart
(04). Peter White & Basia - Just Another Day
(05). Patrick Leonard - The Slough
(06). Ella Fitzgerald - Bewitched
(07). Chuck Mangione - Children Of Sanchez
(08). Grover Washington Jr. - Soulful Strut
(09). Anna Maria Jopek - Poranne Lzy
(10). Keiko Matsiu - Night Hawks Dream
(11). Sovory - Love Is Still Enough
(12). St Germain - Rose Rouge
(13). Till Bronner - Have You Met Chet
(14). Marc Antoine - Sunland

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 4
Track Listings
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(01). Chris Botti & Shawn Colvin - All Would Envy
(02). Kenny Rankin - Round Midnight
(03). Jimmy Sommers & Coolio - Lowdown
(04). Kayah & Cesaria Evora - Embarcacao
(05). Mietek Szczesniak & Paulinho Garcia - Spoza Nas
(06). Ella Fitzgerald - Wait Till You See Him (De-Phazz rmx)
(07). Miles Davis - Human Nature
(08). Randy Crawford - When I Get Over You
(09). Will Downing - I Cant Help It
(10). Norman Brown - Just Chillin
(11). Anita Baker - Sweet Love
(12). Michael Franks - This Must Be Paradise
(13). Basia & Taro Hakase - So Nice
(14). Woobie Doobie - Mr Jeff
(15). Jeff Golub & Sue Ann Carwell - If I Ever Lose This Heaven
(16). Gare Du Nord - Pablos Blues
(17). Richard Bona & Pat Metheny - Reverence

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 5
Track Listings
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(01). Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project rmx)
(02). Peter Cincotti - Are You The One
(03). Maysa & Will Downing - Simple Life
(04). Glenn Lewis - Fall Again
(05). Mindi Abair - Lucy’s
(06). Caddish - Dizzy
(07). Michael McDonald - I Want You
(08). Natalie Cole - Tell Me More About It
(09). 15 Minut Projekt - Soca
(10). De Phazz - You Stayed
(11). Yuyu - Mon Petit Garcon
(12). Richard Elliot - Corner Pocket
(13). Matt Bianco - More Than I Can Bear
(14). Namaste - Havana Blues
(15). Jevetta Steele - Calling You
(16). Lizz Wright - Goodbye
(17). Gotan Project - Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 6
Track Listings
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CD1
01. Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething
02. Stacey Kent - Too Darn Hot
03. Till Bronner - Bein’ Green
04. Kayah - Twoja Dlon
05. Matt Bianco - Ordinary Day
06. Eliane Elias - Baubles, Bangles & Beads
07. Peter White & Christopher Cross - She’s In Love
08. Brenda Russel & Joe Esposito - Piano In The Dark
09. Chris Botti - A Thousand Kisses Deep
10. Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
11. Al Jarreau - Cold Duck
12. Cassandra Wilson - Drunk As Cooter Brown
13. Mike Stern & Richard Bona - If Only
14. Breaking News - Coffee Cup
15. Bugge Wesseltoft - Skog
16. Beady Belle - One & Only
17. Button Hackers - Night

CD2
01. The Moody Blues - Don’t Need A Reindeer
02. Anna Maria Jopek - W Tej Piosence Jest Stale Zima
03. Fourplay & Eric Benet - The Christmas Song
04. Dave Koz - December Makes Me Feel This Way
05. Basia - Angels Blush
06. Michael McDonald - To Make A Miracle
07. Take 6 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
08. Ewa Malas-Godlewska - W Kropki Zielone
09. Grzegorz Turnau - Platki, Oplatki
10. Mindi Abair - I Can’t Wait For Christmas
11. Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
12. Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
13. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
14. Anna Maria Jopek & Jeremi Przybora - Na Calej Polaci Snieg
15. Antonio Carlos Jobim - Looks Like December
16. Love Unlimited - It May Be Winter Outside
17. Raz Dwa Trzy - Pod Niebem
18. Donna Summer - Winter Melody
19. Jamie Cullum - Next Year, Baby

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 7
Track Listings
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01. Kurt Elling - The Uncertainty Of The Poet
02. Telepopmusik feat. Angela McCluskey - Love’s Almighty
03. Billie Holiday - Speak Low (Bent remix)
04. Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me To The End Of Love
05. Matt Dusk - Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad
06. Lizz Wright - Stop
07. Gino Vannelli - Walter Whitman Where Are You
08. Basia - Drunk On Love
09. Pawel Rosak - Spanish Sun
10. Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia - Apelo
11. David Sanborn - Tin Tin Deo
12. Chiara Civello - Here Is Everything
13. Marcin Nowakowski - You Are The Sun
14. Kenny Loggins - Love Will Follow
15. Caroline Henderson - Libertango
16. Marek Napiorkowski - Niedopowiedziane
17. Beady Belle - Irony

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 8
Track Listings
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01. Grzech Piotrowski - Chik Chika
02. Gino Vannelli - Venus Envy
03. Jim Tomlinson & Stacey Kent - Jardin d’hiver
04. Peter Cincotti - He’s Watching
05. Curtis Stigers - To Be Loved
06. Anna Serafinska - Zielono mi
07. Maria Peszek - Moje Miasto (Niewinni Czarodzieje Big City Mix)
08. Rosario - El Nino De Tus Ojos
10. Chris Botti - Let There Be Love
11. Paul Anka - It’s My Life
12. Leszek Mozdzer - Easy Money
13. Marc Jordan - Let’s Waste Some Time
14. Sophie Milman - Dark Eyes (Ochi Chernye)
15. Lionel Richie - Piece Of Love
16. India Arie -The Heart Of The Matter
17. Eric Benet - Hurricane
18. Basia - Reward

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 9

Track Listings
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01. Mark Sholtez - If You Were A Song
02. Anna Maria Jopek - Teraz I Tu
03. John Mayer - Belief
04. Silje Nergaard - Darkness Out Of The Blue
05. Stephen Bishop - Save It For A Rainy Day
06. Inger Marie Gundersen - Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
07. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
08. Madeleine Peyroux feat. K.D. Lang - River
09. Sophie Solomon - Burnt By The Sun
10. Natalie Cole - The Man With The Child In His Eyes
11. Art Mengo - Je Passerai La Main
12. Matt Bianco - Ronnie’s Samba
13. Simply Red - Enough
14. Cris Delanno - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
15. Toto - Lea
16. Voo Voo - F1
17. Jason Moran - Cradle Song

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 8

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Smooth Jazz Cafe 8
Track Listings
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01. Grzech Piotrowski - Chik Chika
02. Gino Vannelli - Venus Envy
03. Jim Tomlinson & Stacey Kent - Jardin d’hiver
04. Peter Cincotti - He’s Watching
05. Curtis Stigers - To Be Loved
06. Anna Serafinska - Zielono mi
07. Maria Peszek - Moje Miasto (Niewinni Czarodzieje Big City Mix)
08. Rosario - El Nino De Tus Ojos
10. Chris Botti - Let There Be Love
11. Paul Anka - It’s My Life
12. Leszek Mozdzer - Easy Money
13. Marc Jordan - Let’s Waste Some Time
14. Sophie Milman - Dark Eyes (Ochi Chernye)
15. Lionel Richie - Piece Of Love
16. India Arie -The Heart Of The Matter
17. Eric Benet - Hurricane
18. Basia - Reward

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Le Festival au Desert

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, April 25, 2013 0 comments

Throwing an enormous Woodstock-style music festival in the middle of the Sahara desert--the gorgeous photos included in the booklet to Festival in the Desert make clear--isn't exactly easy. Held during the last three years in the shifting sands of northern Mali, the Festival in the Desert has brought together a mix of desert nomads and pop stars to play sublimely enchanting music in some of the harshest but most starkly beautiful conditions imaginable. Luckily for us, the 2003 Festival produced this impressive and varied CD, mixing together tracks from Malian superstars like Oumou Sangare and Ali Farka Toure with lesser knowns like the Mauritanian singer Aicha Bint Chinghaly and the desert nomads Tinariwen, who a few years ago traded their rifles in for electric guitars when the civil war in northern Mali abated. The biggest name here, of course, is Robert Plant, who turns in a wailing medley of old blues tunes. But Led Zeppelin-heads who buy the CD just for him--particularly those drawn to the Middle-Eastern strains of Plant's music from "Kashmir" through his recent collaborations with Jimmy Page--are in for quite a pleasant surprise when they hear the rest of the disc. What comes across the most, despite the star power present, is the energy of the live performances in such an extraordinary setting, making the Navajo rock band Blackfire, the gorgeous duet between Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi and the Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko, the otherworldly collaboration between French rappers Kwal and the Touareg (desert nomad) guitarist and singer Foy-Foy, and the French sisters Lo'Jo's duet with Malian guitarist Django all sound like natural pairings, unfolding together under the Saharan sky.

(01). Super 11 - Takamba Super Onze
(02). Buri Baalal - Afel Bocoum
(03). Tihar Bayatin - Tartit
(04). Win My Train Fare Home - Robert Plant
(05). Ya Moulana - Sedoum Ehl Aida
(06). Jah Kas Cool Boy - So Jo/Django
(07). Wayena - Oumou Sangare
(08). Karaw - Ali Farka Toure
(09). Aldachan Manin - Tinariwen
(10). Politique - Adama Yalomba
(11). Ariyalan - Tidawt
(12). Chameaux - Ludovico Einaudi/Ballake Sissoko
(13). Ihama - Kel Tin Lokiene
(14). Le Juge Mant - Kwal/Foy-Foy
(15). Wana - Tinde
(16). Koultouleili-Khalett La - Aicha Min Chigaly
(17). Oubilalian - Igbayen
(18). Fady Yeina - Bab Salah
(19). What Do You See - Blackfire
(20). Laisse-Moi Dire - Django

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L'Arpeggiata - La Tarantella. Antidotum Tarantulae

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, April 25, 2013 0 comments
Les Flemmes d'Enfer / Flames of Hell. Best of Cajun and Zydeco Tradition (Swamp Music, Vol.I), 1989
Alt text
A fascinating, original crossover of folk and classical, with the musicians of the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata joining the illustrious singers Galeazzi and Beasley, performed on modern and ancient instruments including chitarra battente, lutes, harp, psaltry. It's a mix of traditional songs and composed works form the 17th century, which gives it a unique and uncompromising quality.
With Alfio Antico, Eero Palviainen, Marcello Vitale and many other fine musicians. Includes detailed notes in French and English.

In 1630 a strange disease called “Tarantism” struck Italy. It was attributed to a spider’s bite with alternating symptoms of exaltation and prostration. Tarantella are enchanting songs and dances meant to heal the patient by creating a state of trance.

01. La Carpinese
02. Lu gattu la sonava la zampogna
03. Tarantella Napoletana, tono hypodorico
04. Lu passariellu
05. Lamento dei mendicanti
06. Luna luneda
07. Ah, vita bella!
08. Tarantella del Gargano
09. Pizzicarella mia
10. Silenzio d'amuri
11. Tarantella calabrese
12. Sogna fiore mio
13. Tarantella italiana
14. Tu bella ca lu tieni lu pettu tundu
15. Pizzica ucci
16. Lu povero 'ntonuccio
17. Antidotum tarantulae

Lucilla Galeazzi - chant
Marco Beasley - chant, tamburi a cornice
Alfio Antico - chant, tamburi a cornice
Christina Pluhar - harpe baroque, théorbe, guitare baroque, chitarra battente
Eero Palviainen - archiluth, guitare baroque
Edin Karamazov - colascione, archiluth
Marcello Vitale - chitarra battente, guitare baroque
Eduardo Eguez - guitare baroque, chitarra battente
Elisabeth Seitz - psaltérion
Johanna Seitz - lirone, viole
Paulina Van Laarhoven - lirone, viole
Pierre Boragno - cornemuse
Michèle Claude - percussions

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Trilok Gurtu - Broken Rhythms

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 0 comments
Since Trilok Gurtu is not a vocalist, it's difficult to know what to expect from a CD that contains a lot of vocal tracks. Broken Rhythms proves you need only expect something great and you will not be disappointed. The music is both very Indian and very contemporary without falling into the genre of Bollywood or Bhangra. And the fact that it is both distinctly Indian and contemporary is what I particularly like about the CD. For often times Gurtu collaborates with other internationally renowned artists at the risk of letting his work fall into the realm of "world" music. This is the CD to change that perception. Here, tabla, sitar and traditional Indian folk instruments are deftly arranged with contemporary percussion, bass and guitar. The vocals add variety and character to the music without distracting from the hot percussive rhythms of which Gurtu is the master.

1. Broken Rhythms
2. Kabir
3. Nine Horses
4. Beyond
5. Sohum
6. Vignola
7. Dubash Lane
8. The Way to Banganga

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Trilok Gurtu / Arkè String Quartet ‎– Arkeology

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 0 comments
There's definitely something interesting going on here. Mix percussionist Trilok Gurtu with Italy's Arke String Quartet, whose instrumental arsenal extends a little beyond convention, and you have a marvellous blend of East and West, apparent from the outset with "Balahto," which just cracks out of the box. It really is a cultural blend, too, with everyone responsible for the compositions, such as Gurtu's "Folded Hands," which is extensive and exploratory, gorgeously melodic, and rhythmically inventive. Creatively, the musicians are real equals, all striving for something new and making connections. The fact that they're all virtuosos doesn't hurt, either, readily able to translate their ideas from the head to the fingers, and with a deep knowledge of global music and an obvious desire to learn more. It takes some unexpected turns, like the tabla that mixes with the music of Southern Italy on "Taranta Suite," but works perfectly. In its own quiet way, this is one of the great successes of the year.

1. Balahto
2. Nanda (To My Mother)
3. Kermanşah
4. Dea
5. Fes
6. Taranta Suite
7. Yoragathupaga
8. Folded Hands
9. Skopje
10. Sveva

Double Bass, Ukulele, Bass [Eminence/aptflex] – Stefano Dall'Ora
Strings – Arkè String Quartet
Tabla, Drums, Percussion, Flute, Voice – Trilok Gurtu
Viola – Sandro Di Paolo
Violin – Valentino Corvino
Violin, Strings [Dilruba]

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L. Subramaniam - The Magic of

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 0 comments
L. Subramaniam
The Magic of, 2001

A gifted South Indian counterpart of Jean-Luc Ponty on the electric violin, and endlessly curious about all kinds of music, Subramaniam has been a pioneer in exploring intelligent fusions between European classical music, American jazz, rock, and South Indian music. His father, a master Indian violinist, and mother, who played the Indian veena, were his first musical influences, and after abandoning a career in medicine, he formed a violin trio with his two brothers while still in India. He toured America and Europe with Ravi Shankar and ex-Beatle George Harrison in 1974, made his first fusion album in Copenhagen (Garland), and wrote material for Stu Goldberg and Larry Coryell in 1978. He settled in the Los Angeles area in the late ’70s in order to earn a doctorate in Western music at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also taught South Indian music. He led a group with Coryell, George Duke, and Tom Scott in the 1980s, and recorded several fascinating LPs for Milestone — including an LP with Stephane Grappelli — that fused classical music, electric and acoustic jazz, and South Indian music. Subramaniam has also written works for classical orchestras; his Violin Concerto juxtaposes naïve Hollywood-ish romantic music with South Indian instruments and structures. His debut for the Erato Detour label, Global Fusion, followed in 1999.

1. Varnam Evvari bodhana (Patnam Subramania Iyer). Ragam Abhogi, Talam Adi 15.53
2. Kriti Maha Ganapatim (Muthuswamy Dikshitar). Ragam Nattai, Talam Adi 6.46 Ragam Vachaspati, Talam Tisra Jati Jampa (Khanda Nadai)
3. I. Ragam 7.21
4. II. Thanam 3.14
5. III. Pallavi 12.52
6. Mangalam (Tyagaraja). Ragam Saurashtram, Talam Adi 1.25

L. Subramaniam - violin
Zakir Hussain - tabla
R.V. Raghavan - mridangam, ghatam

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L. Subramaniam - Kalyani

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L. Subramaniam
Kalyani, 1992
A gifted South Indian counterpart of Jean-Luc Ponty on the electric violin, and endlessly curious about all kinds of music, Subramaniam has been a pioneer in exploring intelligent fusions between European classical music, American jazz, rock, and South Indian music. His father, a master Indian violinist, and mother, who played the Indian veena, were his first musical influences, and after abandoning a career in medicine, he formed a violin trio with his two brothers while still in India. He toured America and Europe with Ravi Shankar and ex-Beatle George Harrison in 1974, made his first fusion album in Copenhagen (Garland), and wrote material for Stu Goldberg and Larry Coryell in 1978. He settled in the Los Angeles area in the late ’70s in order to earn a doctorate in Western music at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also taught South Indian music. He led a group with Coryell, George Duke, and Tom Scott in the 1980s, and recorded several fascinating LPs for Milestone — including an LP with Stephane Grappelli — that fused classical music, electric and acoustic jazz, and South Indian music. Subramaniam has also written works for classical orchestras; his Violin Concerto juxtaposes naïve Hollywood-ish romantic music with South Indian instruments and structures. His debut for the Erato Detour label, Global Fusion, followed in 1999.

1. Varnam. Ragam Kalyani, Talam Adi 21.45
2. Kriti (Tyagaraja). Ragam Bilahari, Talam Khanda Capu 24.08

L. Subramaniam - violin
Poovalur V. Srinivasan - mridangam
T.H. Subashchandran - ghatam

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D.K. Pattammal - Live At Music Academy - 1989

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 0 comments
Damal Krishnaswamy Pattammal (Tamil: தாமல் கிருஷ்ணசுவாமி பட்டம்மாள்) (28 March 1919 – 16 July 2009) was a prominent Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian languages. D. K. Pattammal and her contemporaries M. S. Subbulakshmi and M. L. Vasanthakumari were popularly referred to as the “female trinity of Carnatic Music.” Pattammal has been appreciated all over the world by Carnatic music lovers. This trio initiated the entry of women into mainstream Carnatic Music.

Pattammal was born on March 28, 1919 at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, India. She gave her first public performance in Chennai at the age of 14. She quickly rose to stardom, and her musical career has spanned more than 65 years.


DK Pattammal (right) in concert with her brother, DK Jayaraman; circa early 1940s.Pattammal’s sweet disposition and humble nature belie the fact that she started a few revolutionary trends in Carnatic music[3]. She is the first Brahmin woman to have performed this music publicly, both on stage and on air. Brahmins ranked as the highest in the caste hierarchy prevalent in India in the early 20th century, and society considered it taboo for a Brahmin woman to perform on stage. Furthermore, Pattammal is also the first woman to have performed Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi on stage. Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi (or Pallavi) is the most difficult concert item in Carnatic music. Before Pattammal, it classed as a male stronghold. Not only did Pattammal boldly venture into Pallavi-singing, but she also performed very complex Pallavi-s in intricate Talas (rhythmic cycles) impressively enough to earn the respect of her male peers. For this reason, she became dubbed “Pallavi Pattammal”. Today, many female Carnatic musicians perform Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi as the main item in their concerts.

Pattammal popularized many compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar and Papanasam Sivan. Particularly, she has a reputation as an authority on the compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar. She has learnt authentic versions of Dikshitar’s compositions from Ambi Dikshitar (Dikishitar’s grand-nephew)[4] and from Justice T. L. Venkatrama Iyer[5].

Pattammal has performed in numerous venues throughout India, the United States, and other countries. Although she received many offers to sing for films, she only accepted those which involved the singing of devotional or patriotic songs. She has popularized several nationalistic compositions of Subrahmanya Bharati, and other composers.

Pattammal has received several awards and titles throughout her career. Most notably these include the title “Gana Saraswathi” bestowed on her by the musician Tiger Varadachariar, the Sangeetha Kalanidhi (considered the highest accolade in Carnatic music) in 1970, the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1971, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Pattammal possesses a full-throated voice in the low alto/high tenor range. Her outstanding musical qualities include an overwhelming technical expertise, an uncompromising adherence to pitch and rhythm, and clear enunciation of lyrics. Her performances of shlokas and viruttams (poetry or verse sung improvisationally without rhythmic accompaniment) express great emotion. She also has a reputation as a very disciplined musician. As a child she woke up before dawn and practised for hours. Throughout her performing career she meticulously planned her concert items weeks in advance and practised rigorously[citation needed].

Pattammal’s style of singing attracted many students, foremost among them her younger brother D.K. Jayaraman, who sang with her in several concerts, and who himself received the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1990. A few of her other popular students include Lalitha Sivakumar, Geetha Rajashekar, Nithyasree Mahadevan, and Bhavadhaarini Anantaraman. Pattammal has taught students from several countries.

1. Varanam - Viroboni - Ata - Pachi Iram Appayya
2. Dinamani Vamasa - Harikambhoji - Adi - Thyagaraja
3. Naan Oru Villayattu Bommaya - Navarasa Kannada - Adi - Papanasam Sivan
4. Nilayadakshi - Puras - Thriputa - Shyama Sastri
5. Kanaga Sabapathy - Dhanyasi - Adi - Gopalakrishna Bharathi
6. Yentha Cheluvage - Karnataka Devi Kandhari - Adi - Purandaradasa
7. Petra Thaaithanai - Ragamalika - Ramalinga Swamigal
8. Thoomani Madathu - Hameerkalyani - Adi - Andal - Thiruppavai
9. Shanthi Nilaivavendum - Thilank - Adi - Sethu Madhava Rao

Composers:
Andal, Papanasam Sivam, Ramalinga Swamigal, Sethumadhava Rao, Gopalakrishna Bharathi, Shyama Shastri, Pachimiriam Adiapayya, Tyagaraja
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L. Subramaniam - Electric Modes

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 0 comments
L. Subramaniam - Electric Modes, 1988/1995


TRACK LISTINGS
CD 1
1. Dance of Shiva
2. Passion
3. Contemplation
4. Ragam
5. Tanam

CD 2
1. Hamsadhwani
2. Hindolam
3. Revati
4. Hamsanadam - Ragam & Tanam
5. Abhogi
6. Kapi, Talam Eka

L. Subramaniam - violin
Poovalur V. Srinivasan - mridangam
T.H. Subashchandran - ghatam

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Inde Centrale - Traditions musicales des Gond

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 0 comments
Inde Centrale - Traditions musicales des Gond VDE-Gallo VDE CD-618, 1990


India is the homeland for more than 40 million "tribals" -- aboriginals or indigenous peoples -- whose ancestors lived there before the Aryans arrived in approximately 1500 B.C. Many of these people live in the more inhospitable forests and mountain regions, or work as hunters or farmers; some have become "outcast" Hindus. There are about four or five million Gond who speak an unwritten Dravidian language, and this recording is primarily of the Gond who live in Bastar, the southernmost district of Madhya Pradesh. Many of their villages show characteristics of megalithic civilization, with menhir grave monuments and enormous stone slabs that serve as roofs and fences. There is a wide variety of songs presented here: a drumming "Rain Dance"; the fascinating "L'Escorte de la Mariée" ("Bridal Escort") for antiphonal chorus of friends and family wishing her farewell as she makes a strange noise like weeping; the joyous "Pani Mali Gala Jai" ("The Rainshowers Pour Down"); and a heartfelt "Ode to Bastar" sung in elegant Halbi by a famous poet met on a deserted mountain road on the hottest day of the year.

01. Danse de la pluie
02. Danse des cornes de bison
03. Cérémonie de chasse
04. Retour des chasseurs
05. L’escorte de la mariée
06. Les conseils de la mariée
07. Affection
08. Mari Rosana
09. Conseils pour la vie conjugale
10. Fleurs pour Sarie
11. Ghor Saheb
12. Chant de récolte
13. Chanson comique
14. Des poissons à vendre
15. Improvisation relo
16. Danse instrumentale
17. Musique de fête instrumentale
18. Ode au Bastar
19. Pani mali gala jai
20. Jhaliana, jhalipora
21. Ye jolire

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