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Indigenous Australian music. Yothu Yindi. Yothu Yindi (Yolngu for "child and mother") were an Australian musical group with Aboriginal and balanda (non-Aboriginal) members formed in 1986.[1][2][3] The Aboriginal members came from Yolngu homelands near Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula in Northern Territory's Arnhem Land.[1][3] Founding members included Stuart Kellaway on bass guitar, Cal Williams on lead guitar, Andrew Belletty (Drums), Witiyana Marika on manikay (traditional vocals), bilma (ironwood clapsticks) and dance, Milkayngu Mununggurr on yidaki (didgeridoo), Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu on keyboards, guitar and percussion, and leader Mandawuy Yunupingu on vocals and guitar.[1][2][3] Early years: 1986–1990[edit]

Yothu Yindi

Traditional indigenous Australian music. Klezmer. Klezmer (Yiddish: כליזמר or קלעזמער (klezmer), pl.: כליזמרים (klezmorim) — instruments of music) is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.

Klezmer

Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. In the United States the genre evolved considerably as Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, who arrived between 1880 and 1924,[1] met and assimilated American jazz. During the initial years after the klezmer revival of the 1970s, this was what most people knew as klezmer, although in the current century musicians have begun paying more attention to the "original" pre-jazz traditions as revivalists including Josh Horowitz, Yale Strom, and Bob Cohen have spent years doing field research in Eastern/Central Europe. Josef Gusikov. Michal Josef Gusikov (born Yehiel-Michiel, also spelt Guzikow or Gusikow) (2 September 1806 - 21 October 1837) was a klezmer who gave the first performances of klezmer music to West European concert audiences on his 'wood and straw instrument'.

Josef Gusikov

Gusikov and his instrument[edit] Gusikow's 'wood and straw instrument', from Lewald's 'Europa' He was heard in a concert in Odessa by the Polish violinist Karol Lipinski, and with the support of Lipinski and the poet Lamartine undertook a concert tour of Western Europe, from 1835 onwards. Budapest klezmer band I. Music of Indonesia. The music of Indonesia demonstrates its cultural diversity, the local musical creativity, as well as subsequent foreign musical influences that shaped contemporary music scenes of Indonesia.

Music of Indonesia

Nearly thousands of Indonesian islands having its own cultural and artistic history and character.[1] This results in hundreds of different forms of music, which often accompanies by dance and theatre. Traditional regional musics and songs of Indonesia natively compromises of strong beat and harmony type musics with strong influence of Indian and Malay classical music. The influence is strongly visible in the traditional popular music genre of Dangdut. Musical instruments[edit] Balinese gamelan performance. Acha Septriasa. Jelita Septriasa (born 1 September 1989), better known by her stage name of Acha Septriasa, is an Indonesian actress and also a singer.

Acha Septriasa

She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Biography[edit] Septriasa was born Jelita Septriasa in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 1 September 1989 to Sagitta Ahimshah and Rita Emza; she is the third of six children. Her younger sister, Juwita Maritsa, who looks like her, is also an entertainer. She first studied at Muhammadiyah Elementary School 6 from 1995 to 2001, then State Junior High School 73 from 2001 to 2004; both are in Tebet, South Jakarta. The following year, Septriasa and Irwansyah starred in the teen romance Love is Cinta. Indonesia music video1. Music of Japan. The music of Japan includes a wide array of performers in distinct styles both traditional and modern.

Music of Japan

The word for music in Japanese is 音楽 (ongaku), combining the kanji 音 "on" (sound) with the kanji 楽 "gaku" (enjoy).[1] Japan is the largest physical music market in the world, with US$2 billion in 2014 and the second largest overall music market, with a total retail value of 2.6 billion dollars in 2014[2] – dominated by Japanese artists, with 37 of the top 50 best selling albums[3] and 49 of the top 50 best selling singles in 2014.[4]

Michiya Mihashi. Michiya Mihashi (三橋美智也 Mihashi Michiya, November 10, 1930 – January 8, 1996), born Michiya Kitazawa (北沢 美智也 Kitazawa Michiya)[1] in Kamiiso, Hokkaidō, was a famous enka singer in postwar Japan.

Michiya Mihashi

Along with Hachiro Kasuga and Hideo Murata, he was regarded as one of most notable singers to have established the genre enka.[2] Mihashi was among the leading Enka singers in his time and was known for his high-pitched and elastic singing voice. He recorded around 2,500 songs.[3] By 1983, he sold more than 100 million records.[4] The famous singer Takashi Hosokawa was his pupil. Biography[edit] Mihasa began his career as a singer of Japanese folk music or min'yō, winning a min'yō competition in his native Hokkaidō at age 11. In 1960, he sang the theme song for the tokusatsu series Kaiketsu Harimao, which was created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Mihasa died in hospital in Osaka on January 8, 1996 from multiple organ failure at the age of 65. BEAST - 'Midnight -星を数える夜-' Celtic Music Instruments - Irish Traditional Music. Enya. Enya (born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin; Irish pronunciation: [ˈɛnʲə nʲiː ˈvˠɾˠiːn̪ˠaːnʲ], anglicised as Enya Brennan; 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter.

Enya

Enya continued to enjoy steady success during the 1990s and 2000s; her 2000 album A Day Without Rain sold 15 million copies,[4] and became the top selling new age album of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[5] She received the world's best-selling female award at the 2001 World Music Awards.[6] She is Ireland's best-selling solo musician.[7] Her record sales stand at more than 80 million worldwide,[8] including over 26.5 million in album sales in the US,[9] making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Her work has earned her four Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination. Celtic Music - Listen to Free Radio Stations - AccuRadio. 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. Broadway: The American Musical. Pioneer of the Stage.

Broadway: The American Musical

W. C. Fields, star of the silent screen, called Bert Williams “the funniest man I ever saw and the saddest.” As a central figure on America’s vaudeville circuit, Williams sang, danced, and pantomimed in clubs, cabarets, and theaters across the country. Williams was one of, if not the most, famous African-American performers in the 1900s.

Facing Racism. Bert Williams Born: 1874. Sama Radio Senegal - Dakar.