10 Ağustos 2010 Salı

meno ektos - eleftheria arvanitaki

Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Greek: Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη) (born October 17, 1957 in Piraeus) is a Greek pop folk singer. She originates from the island of Icaria.

Arvanitaki started her career in singing in 1980, by joining the group "Opisthodromiki Kompania" / "Οπισθοδρομική Κομπανία" (Retrograde Company) and in 1981 she had her first guest appearance on a CD, by being featured in the album of Vangelis Germanos titled "Ta Barakia". She broke away from the group and started a solo career in 1984 with her album Eleftheria Arvanitaki.
In August 2004 she participated in the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics.
She has performed in several WOMAD and other festivals. In 2006 she took part in the Christmas concert "Frostroses" in Reykjavik, Iceland as a part of a group of singers named "European Divas". The other "divas" were Sissel Kyrkjebø (Norway), Eivør Pálsdóttir (Faroe Islands), Petula Clark (UK), Ragga Gisla (Iceland) and Patricia Bardon (Ireland).
Thanks to her contract with Universal Music Group's jazz label Verve Records, her music has enjoyed international release and exposure to some extent. Verve has subsequently assigned her to the EmArcy label, Universal's European jazz arm, whose focus includes developing local European talent to an international calibre. Her recordings are all generally produced under her native signing with Universal Music Greece.
She is a cousin of award-winning Greek Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras.

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Ari Im Sokhak - Lilit Pipoyan

Lilit Pipoyan (born June 16, 1955) is an Armenian musician, singer and architect.
Pipoyan belongs to that narrow circle of modern Armenian musicians whose works present an alternative to the traditional folk, classical, spiritual and pop music. Born in Yerevan to a family of artists, she graduated from the Spendarian specialized music school and later studied architecture, receiving her PhD in the Theory and History of Armenian Architecture.
Pipoyan's compositions are based on Armenian poetry and folklore. She is especially fond of medieval secular songs, for which she creates modern arrangements or new melodies when the originals are lost, with distinctly Armenian character.
She also composes music based on modern Armenian poetry. She has recorded three CDs and has performed on stages in Armenia, Switzerland, Syria and the United States. She lives in Yerevan with her husband and two children.

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Adai - Ulytau

Ulytau (Türkçe: Uludağ) ünlü Kazak folk rock grubu.Grubun müziği viyolin ve elektro gitarın yanında Dombıra ile Kazak kültüründen izler taşımaktadır.

Ulytau Kydyrali Bolmanov tarafından 2001 yılında Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly, Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolò Paganini and Johann Sebastian Bach gibi bestecileri örnek alarak doğu ve batı müziğinin izleri taşıyan bir grup amacıyla kuruldu.Grup kurulduğundan bu yana Türkiye,Almanya,Rusya,İngiltere,İskoçya,Polonya,ABD,Japonya ve Çin'de konserler verdi.2001 yılında şarkıları Aday ile Altın Disck ödülünü aldı.Bu parça ayrıca Orta Asya'nın özelliğini taşıyordu.Grup 2006 yılında Almanya'da çıkardıkları Jumyr-Kylysh albümüyle üne ulaştı.Albüm dünya çapında İki Savaşçı adıyla yayınlandı.

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Rumba Do Vesou - Thierry Titi Robin

Thierry Robin, known as “Titi”, the self-taught musician born at the end of the fifties in western France, has created a musical world for himself instinctively assimilating elements in response to his need to express himself. The two worlds in which he has navigated daily and that have both directly and deeply influenced him are the gipsy and oriental cultures.

Before the World Music trend was born, these communities were open and encouraging to him while French mainstream music struggled with his approach. Arab and gipsy community celebrations provided him with the opportunity to test his original musical sound against these rich traditions from which he took his inspiration while never imitating them, obstinately looking for the best way in which to express himself as a contemporary artist. The musicians accompanying him were almost all from these minority groups. The two artists of major importance to him were the flamenco cantaor Camaron de la Isla and the Iraqi master oud player Munir Bachir.

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Larmame - hassan hakmoun

Hassan Hakmoun was born in Marrakech in 1963. At the age of seven he began performing tagnawit, the Gnawa related arts and lore, under local Gnawa Masters. Starting with a few dances and songs, he gradually moved on to learn drumming, sintir playing ( sintir is a three-stringed long-necked lute), litanies, chants, costume and knowledge of the spirits. Hakmoun began to play for the Derdeba (Gnawa ceremony), which can last from ten in the evening into the next day. It is believed to release spirits that have inhabited a person or place. At fourteen, Hakmoun left school to pursue a less formal education on the road. He traveled throughout Morocco, Spain and through all of Europe, learning from his experiences and from the Gnawa masters he visited on his journey. Returning to Marrakech, Hakmoun continued to work as a Gnawa, performing as an entertainer on Jamaa el-Fna, the town square and working as a m'allem (master musician) in the Derdeba. Along with other young musicians in Marrakech, he has begun to broaden the repertory of Gnawa entertainment songs by performing Arab and Berber tunes in the Gnawa style. Whether onstage, or visiting with friends in a small apartment, as Hakmoun sings and plays himself into a trance, people around him seem not too far from a trance-like state themselves. The pentatonic scale and driving rhythm of the Sintir are instantly appealing and familiar to Western audiences; music of the Gnawa, like much American popular music, is built from elements borrowed from West Africa. Clawhammer banjo enthusiasts will also find commonality in the percussive style of plucking the Sintir. Hakmoun made his U.S. debut in 1987 at Lincoln Center and has been living in New York City ever since.In 1989, Hassan made his television Debut on David Sanborn Show "NIGHT MUSIC", sharing the stage with Miles Davis. He performed at Woodstock '94 and on the WOMAD '94 tour. Hakmoun was also a guest on Jay Leno's "TONIGHT'S SHOW" in 1994. Besides performing traditional Gnawa music he has performed and recorded with jazz musicians such as Don Cherry and Adam Rudolph, pop stars like Peter Gabriel and Paula Cole, and world beat artists like Jamshied Sharifi and many more. In the year 1999, Hassan moved from New York to Los Angeles. He was married to pop singer Paula Cole, and had a baby girl, "Sky Hakmoun". They moved back to NYC in 2005, a year following their return to NYC, Hassan filed for divorce and after fighting 2 1/2 long,hard and devastating years,now,2009, Hassan has begun altogether new projects. His new album and has also opened his own Restaurant in the East Village in NYC. The name??? Of course, "Sintir", after his instrument. Running the show with Hassan, his Fiancee/his manager, Cindy Comoli.

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Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano is a Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles-based mariachi ensemble under the direction of Natividad "Nati" Cano.
The ensemble was one of four mariachis that collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 milestone album Canciones de Mi Padre. They also appear on Ms. Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones and toured with the singer nationwide.

Stimela - hugh masekela

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Masekela was born in Witbank, South Africa. He began singing and playing piano as a child. At age 14, after seeing the film Young Man With a Horn (in which Kirk Douglas plays a character modeled after American jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke), he took up playing the trumpet. His first trumpet was given to him by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, the anti-apartheid chaplain at St. Peter's Secondary School. [1]
Huddleston asked the leader of the then Johannesburg "Native" Municipal Brass Band, Uncle Sauda, to teach Masekela the rudiments of trumpet playing. Masekela quickly mastered the instrument. Soon, some of Masekela's schoolmates also became interested in playing instruments, leading to the formation of the Huddleston Jazz Band, South Africa's first youth orchestra. By 1956, after leading other ensembles, Masekela joined Alfred Herbert's African Jazz Revue.
Since 1954, Masekela played music that closely reflected his life experience. The agony, conflict, and exploitation South Africa faced during 1950’s and 1960’s, inspired and influenced him to make music. He was an artist who in his music vividly portrayed the struggles and sorrows, as well as the joys and passions of his country. His music protested about apartheid, slavery, government; the hardships individuals were living. Masekela reached a large population of people that also felt oppressed due to the country situation.[2] [3]
Following a Manhattan Brothers tour of South Africa in 1958, Masekela wound up in the orchestra for the musical King Kong, written by Todd Matshikiza. King Kong was South Africa's first blockbuster theatrical success, touring the country for a sold-out year with Miriam Makeba and the Manhattan Brothers' Nathan Mdledle in the lead. The musical later went to London's West End for two years. devamı

Women of Ireland - chieftains

The Chieftains are a Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1962, best known for being one of the first bands to make Irish traditional music popular around the world. The band's name came from the book Death of a Chieftain by Irish author John Montague.[1] Assisted early on by Garech Browne, they signed with his company Claddagh Records. They needed financial success abroad, and succeeded in this, as within a few years their third album's sleeve note section was printed in three languages.

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Wassermannmusik 1 - hans otte

Hans Otte born Hans Günther Franz Otte in Plauen, Germany (December 3, 1926 – December 25, 2007) was a German composer, pianist, radio promoter, and author of many pieces of musical theatre, sound installations, poems, drawings, and art videos. From 1959 to 1984 he served as music director for Radio Bremen. From the early 1960s onwards, Otte frequently presented contemporary experimental American composers in his Bremen radio festival pro musica nova, among them in those days completely unknown people like John Cage, David Tudor, Terry Riley, Lamonte Young a.m.o. Since 1959 Otte lived and worked in Bremen, Germany. His catalogue of works contains more than 100 works.
Hans Otte had studied in Germany, Italy, and at Yale University in the United States. His teachers included the composer Paul Hindemith and the pianist Walter Gieseking.
Some of Otte's works, especially his extended suites for solo piano, are characterized by very minimal means but are nevertheless quite subtle and sophisticated in their architecture and expression. Das Buch der Klänge (The Book of Sounds, 1979-82) and Stundenbuch (Book of Hours, 1991-98) are his best known works in this vein, and Otte often performed them himself. His last public recital was given in Amsterdam in 1999. Recordings of these works, with Otte as performer, are available on CD.
In his works, Otte drew significantly on European and Asian spirituality, integrating various prayers into the fabric of the music. Although some have categorized him as a "new age" composer, this is an inaccurate characterization{fact}.
In 1991 his work "KlangHaus" became a permanent interactive sound installation in the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen in Bremen, Germany.[1]
Pianist, composer and sound artist Hans Otte is still undervalued in Europe, and the Anglo-American cultural scene just starts to notice him, as Ingo Ahmels states in his bilingual study »Hans Otte – Klang der Klaenge/Sound of Sounds« (book+dvd+cd, Schott, ISBN: 978-3-7957-0586-2). Dr. Ahmels' study of his biography and artistic work highlights Otte’s view of life and his aesthetical orientation, providing the fundamentals for an adequate reception.
At the centre of the book are the solo piano cycles »Das Buch der Klänge« (The Book of Sounds, 1979-82) and »Stundenbuch« (Hours Book, 1991-98) as well as the related sound installations »Atemobjekt« (Breath Object, 1970) and »NamenKlang« (NameSound, 1995).
In addition, the publication includes digital media containing sound examples and excerpts from the Otte Media Pool (OMP), and for the first time the authorized catalog of works (Otte Werkverzeichnis, or OWV). kaynak: wikipeida

Pierre Bastien, Eggs Air Seas Dust Hill

13 - Eggs Air Seas Dust Hill by vile e. peyote

Pierre Bastien (born Paris, 1953) post-graduated in eighteenth-century French literature at University Paris-Sorbonne. In 1977 he built his first musical machinery. For the next ten years he has been composing for dance companies and playing with Pascal Comelade. In the meantime he was constantly developing his mechanical orchestra. Since 1987 he concentrates on it through solo performances, sound installations, recordings and collaborations with such artists as Pierrick Sorin, Karel Doing, Jean Weinfeld, Robert Wyatt or Issey Miyake. (kaynak: web sayfası)

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Pascal Comelade, Ava, In A Palindromic Garden

11 - ava, in a palindromic garden by vile e. peyote

Ragazzin' The Blues, 1991

Pascal Paul Vincent Comelade (born June 30, 1955), is a French Catalan musician.
Comelade born was in Montpellier, France. After living for several years in Barcelona, he made his first album, Fluences, influenced by electronic music and by the group Heldon.
Subsequently, his music has become more acoustic and is characterised by the sounds of toy instruments, used as solo-instruments and as an integral part of the sound of his group, the Bel Canto Orquestra. In 2007 he did a Take-Away Show acoustic video session shot by Vincent Moon.
He has collaborated with many singers and musicians from diverse genres of music including Robert Wyatt, Dani, Faust, Christophe Miossec, Toti Soler, Jac Berrocal, and P.J. Harvey to mention just a few.

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