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    Phuru Runas - EXCELENTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollie John View Post


    Mägo de Oz (Spanish for Wizard of Oz) are a Spanish folk metal band from Begoña, Madrid.

    The band became well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music strengthened through their consistent usage of a violinist and flautist.
    All Hail the Rabble Rousers

    I was aware of this band but not enough to have been able to describe them with accuracy. The following posts provided clips from Mr Irish B*****d (Germany) and Greenland Whalefisheries (Norway). Both bands were entirely new to me. Clearly all of them are in the spirit of the Pogues (and to a lesser extent The Men They Couldn't Hang) as are several bands I do know fairly well including The Tossers, Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys. I believe the latter were recently in the UK.

    These sorts of bands have slightly different emphases and leanings, some being more overtly celtic or trad folk than others; some incorporating elements of metal or ska. I would also see something of a crossover with some of the bands I described earlier as "rabble rousers" which effectively means ones which create or created a special party atmosphere not dissimilar to that of a sports crowd. Les Negresses Vertes, Gogol Bordello and Mano Negra/Manu Chao are among those I would include in this category and indeed also the closer-to-the-mainstream-celtic rock way of the Saw Doctors.

    I find this to be quite an interesting area. Perhaps counter-intuitively, given my often softer music preferences, the Pogues were the band I saw live the lost times. 13 times in all. They did, of course, predate slightly most of the above who as their various styles imply were largely successful from 1989 or the 1990s/2000s. One thing that especially stood out with them was their songwriting capacity which managed to combine the often ultra-romantic and poetic with a daredevil vibe.

    I think the audiences at those gigs, well-oiled though they were, could genuinely have been described as a sort of social congregation. Somehow it all went beyond a mere concert experience. This was supported by the fact that there were also on those occasions traditional tunes. Clearly the Greenland Whalefisheries are named after just one of them. I feel so privileged for having been there for so many of the Pogues gigs, including no less than three (Mon, Tue, Thur) in one week of 1988 culminating in St Patrick's Night while somehow managing to go in to work on every morning afterwards.

    None of this is to imply that I don't like the other bands. I like many of them a great deal. I have seen Manu Chao live and he was absolutely fantastic. I saw the Saw Doctors and Les Negresses Vertes live too, among others. There is something very special about the excitement such groups can produce and it is therefore not especially surprising to me that every so many years we get a few new ones. Having said as much, the way things are going musically in this part of the new century - not so good and I don't think it is all because of my age - we may have a longer wait until the next one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    Phuru Runas - EXCELENTE
    I like this - thank you.
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    Ruby Hunter - Let My Children Be:


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    Ojos de Brujo - Todo Tiende:


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    Altan - A Bhean Udaí Thall:


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    Kanda Bongo Man - Monie:


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    Big Blue Ball - Altus Silva:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollie John View Post




    Nolwenn Le Magueresse (born 28 September 1982 in Saint-Renan, Brittany, France), known by her stage name Nolwenn Leroy, is a French singer-songwriter, musician and voice actress.
    New to me.

    According to Wikipedia:

    "Leroy's music was studied for its neurological impact in geriatric populations. Researchers found that Leroy's recordings might have a more beneficial effect than other music, noting that: "the music of Nolwenn Leroy was found to be significantly superior to other music tested".

    To describe the phenomenon they coined the term the Nolwenn Effect, saying: "the music of Nolwenn Leroy appears to have a different effect on brain-based modulation of gait and stance than other music tested to date".

    Mozart and Dutch and French singers were tested; only Mozart and Leroy's music were specified. The U.S. study was completed in February 2008, but no substantial results appear to be published."


    I am not sure what to make of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollie John View Post
    The Music of Papua New Guinea -





    Oh my God! - I just inadvertently became the forum's resident authority on the music of Papua New Guinea! -

    That's quite enough of that thank you very much - back to my own threads!
    The first one is really excellent.

    Thank you.

    You are now indeed our Papua and New Guinea expert.
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    Background on Some of the Artists - 5

    Archie Roach is an Australian singer-songwriter as well as a campaigner for the rights of Indigenous Australians. At the age of four, Roach and his sisters, along with the other Indigenous Australian children of the stolen generations, were forcibly removed from their family by Australian government agencies and then placed in an orphanage.

    After two bad placements in foster care, Roach was fostered by Alex and Dulcie Cox, who were Scottish immigrants. Alex would sing traditional ballads and introduced Roach to guitar and keyboards. Roach said "He was a big influence on me — a good influence. I'll love him to the day I die." At 15, Roach was contacted by his natural sister, who told him their birth mother had just died. He spent the next 14 years on the streets, battling alcoholism.

    Roach met his future wife, Ruby Hunter, at a Salvation Army drop-in centre when she was 16. In the late 1980s, Roach and Hunter formed a band, the Altogethers, with other Indigenous Australians. Roach wrote his first song, "Took the Children Away", which he performed on a local radio station in Melbourne and a current affairs show in 1988.

    Australian musician Paul Kelly invited Roach to open his concert in 1989, where again he sang the song which tells the story of the Stolen Generations and his removal from his family. His performance was met with stunned silence, followed by shattering applause. Later enjoying a long music career, he has also won many human rights awards.

    Hunter first performed in public in 1988 during a festival at Sydney's Bondi Pavilion where she sang "Proud, Proud Woman," the first song she wrote. In 1990, she wrote the autobiographical "Down City Streets", which was sung by Roach on his debut solo album Charcoal Lane as well as by her. In 1994, she became the first indigenous Australian woman to record a solo "rock" album, releasing her debut album Thoughts Within. She died in 2010.
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    Background on Some of the Artists - 6

    Dub Colossus is the vision of Nick Page - aka Dubulah. A prolific composer, guitarist, bass player and programmer, Nick started his music career with Mykaell Riley of Steel Pulse and has since worked with a long list of notable artists. In 1990 he formed Transglobal Underground with Tim Whelan and Hammid Man-Tu. and in 2006 he travelled to Addis Ababa to explore traditional Azmari styles, 60s Ethiopian pop, Ethiojazz, and 70s Jamaican dub reggae. Much as Ry Cooder had discovered many extraordinary musicians in Cuba before embarking on Buena Vista Social Club, Page came across some amazingly talented artists out of whom Dub Colossus was formed.

    The track I posted was Tizita Dub. Tizita which means memory, "nostalgia" or "longing" is a very special type of song in Ethiopia. The term itself may serve as the name of a ballad performed in this style, or it can refer to the, qenet, musical mode, used in such songs. Western sources often compare tizita to the blues. However, arguably it is largely recognized for its repetitive hypnotic quality into which one has to sink fully for a full appreciation rather than simply listening to it. Other musical equivalent are the Portuguese Saudade, Assouf for the Tuareg people, or Dor in Romania. In Slovakia, the closest word is clivota or cnenie, and Sehnsucht is the closest in German.
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    Background on Some of the Artists - 7

    Since 1987, Altan, a group from Donegal in Northern Ireland have been pleasing audiences with their brand of Irish folk music. They have performed with a wide range of artists including Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt. Ojos de Brujo was a commercially successful nine-piece band from Barcelona who described their style in the early 2000s as "jipjop flamenkillo" as in hip-hop with a little flamenco. Kanda Bongo Man is a Congolese soukous music who much appealed to the late legendary British broadcaster John Peel. Diblo Dibala was one of several popular musicians who worked with him early in his career. KBB's form of soukous gave birth to the kwassa kwassa dance rhythm where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips.

    Big Blue Ball is an album by many artists which "grew from three recording weeks at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in the summers of 1991, 1992 and 1995. The group which included, among others, Sinead O'Connor, Joji Hirota, Papa Wemba and Natacha Atlas went under the same name. Gabriel who, of course, was originally in rock band Genesis, has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982 and has continued for decades to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. There are very few other people who so symbolically represent the significant efforts that commenced in the 1980s to promote world music and broaden its appeal, especially initially to western music audiences.
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    Ten Pack 4

    Guo Yue - Dragonfly:

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    Toumani Diabate - Fantasie:


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