Friday, 20 February 2015

Filipe Raposo - En Tu Puerta, Portuguese/Sephardic

Traditional Portuguese theme, Sephardic origin from the Trás-os-Montes region, arranged and improvised by Filipe Raposo.

Filipe Raposo - Piano
Carlos Bica - Double bass
Carlos Miguel  - Drums

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Keyvan Chemirani & Pandit Anindo Chatterjee - Tablacadabra

Keyvan Chemirani was born in Paris  as the son of Jamsid Chemirani (Persian classical musican) from Tehran, Keyvan Chemirani started learning the zarb at the age of 13. Taught by his father, he soon assimilated the traditional technique. He studied for his masters in mathematics until 1989, when he launched an international career as soloist and accompanist.

Anindo Chatterjee is one of the world's greatest tabla players. The director of the Farrukhabad Gharana of Tabla, founded by Haji Vilayat Khan Saheb, Chatterjee continues to give new voice to his instrument.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas - South Indian Raga, Charukesi.

This is a composition of Pandit Shubhendra Rao on Sitar and Saskia Rao-de Haas on her Indian Cello based on the popular South Indian Raga, Charukesi.

The music of Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas has been hailed as "taking Indian Music to a brave new era". New York Times described their music as "movingly meditative". Together they carry Indian music towards new horizons with their strong belief in the unifying power of music. On stage, their effortless musical communication and improvisation is a joyful experience. A leading disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra Rao has been remarked upon as a "musical bridge to many cultures". Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, guru of Saskia says, 'Saskia is someone who has been taught by God'. Saskia is a pioneer in the world of music for introducing a new instrument, the Indian Cello, to classical Indian music.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ahaddaf Quartet - Nadra
This cross-cultural ensemble blends language, heritage and storytelling; all combined into a rich and harmonious rendez-vous. The Moroccan-Andalousian origine is combined with influences of jazz and Latin music.

Mohamed Ahaddaf - ud
Stephan Raidl - double bass
Ulas Aksunger - percussion
Avishai Darash - piano

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Gary Peacock - Vignette from the album Tales of Another.

by onikiadim

Tales of Another is an album by American bassist Gary Peacock featuring Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette.

Gary Peacock - Composition, Double Bass
Keith Jarret - Piano
Jack DeJohnette - Drums

Monday, 16 June 2014

Brasil Pandeiro - 4 Cantos.

Orlando Costa - Pandeiro, Tamborim
Di Freitas - Cello
Guilherme Kastrup - Drums, Percussion
Bule Bule - Vocals
Luê Soares - Vocals
T. Kaçula - Vocals,Cavaquinho
Wem - Vocals, Guitar
Marinez e Marias do Côco Frei Damião - Vocals
Renato Dias - Vocals, Caixa de Fôsforo (matchbox percussion)
Mestra Zulene Galdino - Dance
Calixto - Dance,Vocals
Samuel Macedo - Guitar

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Dance, Hip Hop, Reach Beyond - FEW Collective, Washington,

FEW is an artist collective that believes in the power of art to engage, educate, and inspire. The collective combines traditional forms of music, dance, and art with the elements of Hip Hop and theater to address contemporary issues

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Hamlet Gonashvili-Orovela, Georgian traditional song.

Hamlet Gonashvili - 1928 - 1985, was a Georgian singer (tenor), influential teacher, and performer of traditional Georgian music. Gonashvili was born in  the small village of Anaga in eastern Georgia and is considered the best interpreter of songs from the Kartli and Kakheti regions.

More about Hamlet Gonashvili

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Tah's Theme - In Motion Collective

In Motion Collective’s sound reflects a myriad of influence, drawing inspiration from West African Arobeat pioneers Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, to Ethiojazz legends Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed, as well as U.S. funk icons such as the JBs and The Meters.

Joe Harrison - Tenor Saxophone
Piano Jesse Audelo - Baritone Saxophone
Billy Edwall - Trumpet
Michael Armstrong - Trombone
Dillon Casey - Guitar
Louis Valenzuela - Guitar
David Castañeda - Congas, Shekere, Woodblock
Tim McNalley - Bass
Julien Cantelm - Drums

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Vidya and Vandana Iyer - Munbe Vaa, India.

Vidya & Vandana Iyer - vocals
Utsav Lal - piano
Sandip Bhattacharya - tabla

Vidya and Vandana started to learn classical Indian music at a very young age with D.K. Nagarajan, brother of D.K. Pattammal. Under his teaching and guidance, their passion for music grew throughout the years.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Jordi Savall, Hesperrion - Armenian Spirit, Kani vur djan im.

Jordi Savall - conductor, rebec
David Mayroal - percussion: darbuka, doira
Haïg Sarikouyoumdjian - duduk
Viva Biancaluna Biffi - bowed vielle

Monday, 18 November 2013

L'Alba - Sta Mane, Corsica.

Built around a polyphonic base, the music of Alba breaks rules and reinvents, introducing sounds from India, North Africa and the wider Mediterranean. In this leading group of Corsica, stage instruments and voices harmonize.

Realisation: Paul Rognoni

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Dr. Lonnie Smith's Yuga Adi trio performing 'Jungle Soul'.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Hammond B-3 organ 
Neel Murgai - sitar
Sameer Gupta - drums, tabla

An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith has been featured on over seventy albums.
Yuga adi (beginning of a new age) is a traditional Hindi expression and it’s a fitting name for this unique Indian–influenced trio combining Hammond B-3 with sitar, tabla, and frame drum.

Produced by Deep in the Pocket, Harlem, New York.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Białystok majn hejm from Mordechaj Gebirtig by Karolina Cicha.

Białystok majn hejm (Białystok My Home) from Karolina Cicha's CD 9 languages.
Song's lyrics were written in 1939 by poet Mordechaj Gebirtig, just after the German soldiers captured the city.

vocals, accordeon, sampler - Karolina Cicha
electric cello - Bart Pałyga
oud - Mateusz Szemraj
voice - Ewa Wroczyńska
mixed & mastered by Mario & Smoku - Studio AS ONE

film by Armand Urbaniak

Friday, 18 October 2013

The Kamkars ( Kamkaran, کامکارها ) Kurdish music with Omar Khayyam's 'Rubaiyat' by Cognitive Domain.

"Don't pursue happiness! Life is as short as a sigh.
The dust of people that were once famous

Turn with the reddish clay on the wheel you are looking at.

The universe is a fata morgana; life is a dream."

from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Kamkars, a Kurdish family of seven brothers and a sister, all from the city of Sanandaj, are one of the leading musical ensembles in Kurdistan and Iran today. The repertoire of Kurdish music is richly diverse and deeply-rooted in the ancient history and culture of its proud and passionate people. It speaks of epic tales and wars, romantic love, and recounts ancient myths and stories of national and religious heroes, some of which date back to thousands of years to the time of the ancient Medes (the ancestors of the Kurds).

Omar Khayyám was a Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet who lived from 1048–1131. Outside Iran and Persian speaking countries, Khayyám has had an impact on literature and societies through the translation of his works. The greatest such impact was in English-speaking countries; the English scholar Thomas Hyde (1636–1703) was the first non-Persian to study him. The most influential was Edward FitzGerald (1809–83), through his translation and adaptations of Khayyám's rather small number of quatrains (Persian: رباعیات‎ rubāʿiyāt) in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mulatu Astatke - ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ - the god father of Ethio Jazz.


Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music.

Shot by B+, Edited by Michael O'Sullivan For Choice Cuts

Documentary about the origins of Tezeta music and culture:

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Avishai Cohen & Lionel Loueke - After the Big Rain

Avishai Cohen is a New York City-based jazz musician originally from Tel Aviv, Israel. Lionel Loueke is a Jazz guitarist and vocalist born in Benin, West Africa who moved to Ivory Coast, France and the U.S.A. to study music.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita

Between Rita and my eyes 
There is a rifle 
And whoever knows Rita 
Kneels and prays 
To the divinity in those honey-colored eyes

Mahmoud Darwish

Anouar Brahem, The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (2009 - full album)
Oud player and composer, born on October 20, 1957 in Halfaouine, Tunisia, he fuses Arab classical music, folk music and jazz.The role of  the oud, has been revolutionalized through the playing of Anouar Brahem. While used in the past to accompany vocalists, the oud is used by Brahem as an imaginative solo instrument.

Anouar Brahem - oud 
Klaus Gesing - bass clarinet 
Björn Meyer - bass 
Khaled Yassine - darbouka, bendir

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Omar Hakim's jazz project: The Trio of OZ - Det tar tid.

Omar Hakim - drums
Rachel Z - piano
Solomon Dorsey - double bass

Live at Bravo Caffè, Bologna (Italy), Produced by Soundchess TV.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Montserrat Figueras - El Canto de la Sibilla II - Iudicii Signum

Musica Antiqua, 12th century Renaissance.
Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Tina Aagaard (Soprano), Arianna Savall (Soprano).

Monday, 7 October 2013

Erik Satie by Ako Taher on Piano and Monir Goran on Oud.

Ako Tahir is a refugee from Irak, he studied piano in Bagdad and now lives in the Netherlands.
Monir Goran was born in Kirkuk, Irak. Since childhood he plays guitar and oud and has always been interested in world music. He grew up with Kurdish music (oud and guitar) and studied music in Bagdad.

Monir Goran: "Erik Satie loved Eastern music, the roots of this piece are based on the two Eastern Maqam: Nahawd and Hijaz."

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) - Eighthundred Streets by Feet.

Esbjörn Svensson (piano), Dan Berglund (double bass) and Magnus Öström (drums).
Esbjörn Svensson (April 16, 1964 – June 14, 2008) was a Swedish jazz pianist and founder of the jazz group Esbjörn Svensson Trio, commonly known as E.S.T. Svensson became one of Europe's most successful jazz musicians at the turn of the 21st century before dying at the age of 44 in a scuba diving accident.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Habib Koité - Koulandian

Habib Koité (born 1958 in Thiès, Senegal) is a solo singer, songwriter and guitarist, based in Mali. His band, Bamada, is a supergroup of West African musicians.

Eric Vloeimans - Pèlerinage

Filmed by Michel Holla.

Eric Vloeimans - Trumpet
Jeroen van Vliet - Fender Rhodes, Keyboards
Jasper van Hulten -  Drums

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Joshua Redman - When the sun comes down.

When the sun comes down - Freedom In The Groove.
Joshua Redman (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones); Peter Martin (piano); Peter Bernstein (guitar); Christopher Thomas (bass); Brian Blade (drums).

Friday, 27 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Mahmood Schricker featuring Mohsen Namjoo - Silent City - Iran

Mahmood Schricker is living in Toronto where he produces and makes electronic music influenced by Persian sounds. Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in California. Film by Semco Salehi.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Gabriel Royal, cellist and singer-songwriter plays three songs in the Brooklyn subway.

Gabriel moved to New York in 2010 from Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been creating music and practicing his craft since. He's a musician, song writer, and educator. He has been playing his cello and singing at the Metropolitan Ave. Lorimer St. and other stops in the New York City subway.

Recorded by Brett Paine Murphy / BUSKRS

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Aaron Goldberg & Guillermo Klein - Burrito, from the album Bienestan.

Guillermo Klein (Fender Rhodes piano and composer); Aaron Goldberg (piano); Matt Penman (acoustic bass); Eric Harland (drums).

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Tunde Jegede, Sona Jobarteh, Juldeh Camara; Ancient futures, Mali

Led by Tunde Jegede, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ancient Futures brings together ancient traditions with digital technology - exploring old traditions in a new light. This is a unique collaboration between the African Classical Music Ensemble and multi-media visual artist Sunara Begum. Featuring Juldeh Camara, the extraordinary African violin player and Sona Jobarteh, the first woman within the Griot tradition to play the Kora.