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Music of Africa. Women from the Masai tribe, singing.

Music of Africa

The music of Africa is as vast and varied as the continent's many regions, nations, and ethnic groups. The African continent comprises approximately 20 percent of the world's land mass and has a population of roughly 934 million. African music is as diverse as its cultures and peoples and has flowered in many indigenous forms as well as been shaped by foreign influences. 5 of The Greatest Socially Conscious African Musicians…EVER! -

What is Celtic music? Michael McGoldrick. Michael McGoldrick (born 26 November 1971, Manchester, England) is an Irish flute and tin whistle player.

Michael McGoldrick

He also plays the Uilleann pipes and low whistle. Bands[edit] McGoldrick has been a member of several influential bands. In 1994 he was awarded the BBC Young Tradition Award, and in 2001 he was given the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 1999 he joined Eden's Bridge and recorded three albums with them, "All in a Life," "Isle of Tides," and "Live - In a Little Room. " McGoldrick has played regularly for Afro-Celt Sound System and Kate Rusby's band. Album discography[edit] Solo/duo/trio[edit] Morning Rory – Aughgrim Records AUGH01 (1996)Fused – Vertical Records VERTCD051 (2000)At First Light (with John McSherry) – Vertical Records VERTCD061 (2001)Wired – Vertical Records VERTCD074 (2005)Aurora – Vertical Records VERTCD090 (2010)Live (with John McCusker & John Doyle, 2009 tour) – Vertical Records (2012) As band member of[edit] Flook[edit] Flook!

Arcady[edit] The Corrs - Toss the Feathers! Japanese music. Music before and through the Nara period Early evidence Ancient Chinese sources and modern archaeological data provide the earliest surviving insights into Japanese music.

Japanese music

Archaeologists have discovered materials of Neolithic people in Japan and pottery remains of the Jōmon culture dating back, according to some scholars, as far as the 11th millennium bce. Among the items recovered from the subsequent Yayoi period (c. 300 bce–c. 250 ce), the most significant musical finds are dōtaku bronze bells. They show that the native population had adopted Chinese metallurgy. That Japan gradually came to be dominated by one group called the Yamato clan became more evident in the Tumulus period (c. 250–c. 500 ce) and led to the present imperial system. The mention of shamanism is found in Chinese accounts and is of particular interest to those concerned with the northern Asian aspects of Japanese culture.

Predominant musical traits Aesthetic and formal ideals Sound ideals Structural ideals Guilds. Traditional Japanese Music 1. Historical Background of Indonesian Music by Ridzkhan Sahak on Prezi. 10 Incredible Indonesian Bands You Should Listen To. KLEZMER MUSIC. Klezmer music originated in the 'shtetl' (villages) and the ghettos of Eastern Europe, where itinerant Jewish troubadours, known as 'klezmorim', performed at joyful events ('simkhes'), particularly weddings, since the early middle age till the Nazi and Stalinian prosecutions.


It was inspired by secular melodies, popular dances, 'khazones' (khazanut, Jewish liturgy) as well as by the 'nigunim', the simple and often wordless melodies, intended by the 'Hasidim' (orthodox Jews) for approaching God in a kind of ecstatic communion. In (mutual) contact with Slavic, Greek, Ottoman (Turkish), Gypsy and -later- American jazz musicians, using typical scales, tempo and rhythm changes, slight dissonance and a touch of improvisation, the 'klezmorim' acquired the ability to evoke all kinds of emotions, through a very diversified music. back home "Klezmer: it's not just music - it's a way of life! " (Hankus Netsky) A klezmer kapelye (~1910) Dave Tarras / Yiddish-American Music, 1925 - 1956.

Mazel In Liebe. Music of Wales. Wales has a strong and distinctive link with music.

Music of Wales

Singing is a significant part of Welsh national identity, and the country is traditionally referred to as "the land of song".[1] This is a modern stereotype based on 19th century conceptions of Nonconformist choral music and 20th century male voice choirs, Eisteddfodau and arena singing, such as sporting events, but Wales has a history of music that has been used as a primary form of communication.[1] Music in Wales is often connected with male voice choirs, such as the Morriston Orpheus Choir and Treorchy Male Voice Choir, and enjoys a world-wide reputation in this field.

Morriston Orpheus Choir. The Morriston Orpheus Choir, based in Morriston, near Swansea, Wales, is a male voice choir, one of the best-known in the UK.[1] History[edit] The Choir was formed on April 23, 1935, by Ivor E.

Morriston Orpheus Choir

Sims and in its early days concentrated primarily on competitions and local concerts. In 1937, the Choir achieved its first success at the Royal National Eisteddfod in Machynlleth, going on to win at the "National" on six further occasions. The choir does not presently sing in competitions, preferring to concentrate on concert performances. Morriston Orpheus Choir — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at