Let's explore the many facets of the the massive genre that's World Music. What's best of course will be Alan's or your pick we all have our own ideas as to that. To start us off here is Cesaria Evora in concert in Paris, known as the "Barefoot Diva" probably Cape Verde's greatest export. Alan
"Oreka Tx—Martinez and fellow txalapartari Mikel Ugarte, joined by several other musicians fluent in Basque and global sounds—have taken their instrument, which they make themselves, from precious folk symbol to cosmopolitan high art. The sound recalls the marimba, but only in the way a piano resembles a pipe organ. Its satisfying union of rhythmic and melodic colors can be exploited in full, thanks to a duo of performers who are constantly engaged in improvisatory give-and-takes and passionate interwoven conversations, establishing and breaking down each other's beats."
World Music is something that influences many other genres and creeps in all over the place, but there is something about the 'purity' of this music that I really like. Sa Ding Ding really caught my interest a few years back. Chinese/Tibetan influences merged with Western Pop music. She has a very unusual voice.
Hi Ian, I'm enjoying exploring the "World of Music", well isn't that why we're drawn to forums like this one and others. We may start out on the hunt for the best H/P or amp but the real driving force is always the music. As we all know who frequent it the internet is an amazing place, search for one artist and you have quickly found others who lead you along interesting musical paths. Sa DingDing I found a while back whilst looking for Mongolian Throat Music having heard The Flecktones with this one..........."A Moment So Close"
Hi Ian, I'm enjoying exploring the "World of Music", well isn't that why we're drawn to forums like this one and others. We may start out on the hunt for the best H/P or amp but the real driving force is always the music.
I often wonder about this actually, Alan. Looking on many hi fi sites, much less is said about music than gear. Same on the DIYAH blog music reading figures are way lower than modding gear. On other sites, the music areas don't tend to have as many posts.
It makes you wonder whether people like the gear better than what it actually does really!!
Well I doubt that Ian, without the music the rest (gear) is pretty pointless, canned music can certainly be better appreciated on good gear which is why I returned to the "Hi-fi" scene in my later years, but there is nothing to beat sitting in a nice pub with a pint your friends and live musicians enjoying what they do. Musicman on the "Flamenco" thread reminded me of John Feely, Ireland's great classical guitarist here he is playing in my favourite setting followed by two youngsters on pipes and fiddle a fitting addition to this thread. Regards, Alan