African music. History It is widely acknowledged that African music has undergone frequent and decisive changes throughout the centuries.
What is termed traditional music today is probably very different from African music in former times. Nor has African music in the past been rigidly linked to specific ethnic groups. The individual musician, his style and creativity, have always played an important role. The material sources for the study of African music history include archaeological and other objects, pictorial sources (rock paintings, petroglyphs, book illustrations, drawings, paintings), oral historical sources, written sources (travelers’ accounts, field notes, inscriptions in Arabic and in African and European languages), musical notations, sound recordings, photographs and motion pictures, and videotape. In ancient times the musical cultures of sub-Saharan Africa extended into North Africa. AFRICAN SAVANNAH, AFRICAN MUSIC RELAX, RELAXING MUSIC, MUSICA RELAX, MUSICA RELAJANTE SD. Alokli - African Music Audio Clips. What is celtic music? The term 'celtic music' is a rather loose one; for the purpose of Ceolas, it covers the traditional music of the celtic countries - Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany (in France), Galicia (in Spain) and areas which have come under their influence, such as the US and the maritime provinces of Canada, as well as some newer music based on the tradition from these countries.
The term is sometimes controversial. For starters, the Celts as an identifiable race are long gone, there are strong differences between traditional music in the different countries, and many of the similarities are due to more recent influences. There is also the notion that 'celtic' implies celtic mysticism and a particular influence in new-age music which has little to do with traditional music.
In general, the strongest connections are between Irish and Scottish tradition and it is on these that Ceolas concentrates. Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. The phrase “celtic music” has many different meanings to many different people.
It is often the subject of many arguments among Celtic music lovers. Who is right? And who is wrong? Well, there is no right or wrong answer. Celtic Music Instruments. From the thump of the Bodhrán to the airy rasp of the wooden flute, celtic music is known by its instruments.
Here's an introduction to the main players, with links to more information, for players and afficionados. Fiddle The fiddle is the mainstay of most Scottish and Irish music. The instrument is exactly the same as a violin; fiddle is simply the term used in traditional music. Despite it's popularity, there's not much information on the net about fiddles or fiddling. Flute Flutes of one sort or another have been played in the celtic countries for over a thousand years. Tin Whistle (pennywhistle) The simplest and cheapest of traditional instruments, yet not so simple to master. More information: Ceolas Tin Whistle guide.
Bagpipes & uilleann pipes Several forms of bagpipe are used in celtic music. The Scottish highland pipes are the loudest, played standing, usually in pipe bands. Bagpipe FAQ Bagpipe Web David Daye's Bagpipe site, for Scottish and uilleann pipes. Bombarde Banjo. 2 Hours of Celtic Music. Celtic. Japanese music. The traditional instruments of Japanese music. The shakuhachi is Japan's vertical bamboo flute with five finger holes, four in front and one at the back.
It is an ancient instrument and yet, due to its versatility, it has a uniquely contemporary appeal. Related to similar flutes found in China, India and the Middle East, The shakuhachi was first introduced into Japan around the end of the 7th century AD and evolved through a series of modifiations until it reached its present form during the 17th. century. During the 17-19th centuries, the shakuhachi was played by Zen monks as a form of 'musical Zen meditation'. Called Komusõ (literally, 'Priests of Nothingness'), these men, often ex-samurai warriors, traveled throughout Japan, collecting alms and playing the shakuhachi, their identity hidden behind deep straw hats called tengai. The tengai was symbolic of a wall between the spiritual Buddhist world of the Komusõ and the mundane world of everyday life through which they traveled.
3 HOURS of the Best Traditional Japanese Music ! - Relaxing Music - Meditation and Zen Music. Royalty Free Japanese Music, music clips, stock music clips, websites music. MUSIC IN INDONESIA. Indonesia is home to hundreds of forms of music, and music plays an important role in Indonesia’s art and culture.
‘Gamelan’ is the traditional music from central and east Java and Bali. ‘Dangdut’ is very popular style of pop music is which is accompanied with by a dance style. This style first came into being in the 1970s and became a fixture of political campaigns. Wayan Loceng - Indonesian Traditional Music.
Music of Indonesia. Kroncong Kronkong's roots lie in the Portuguese songs and instruments brought to Indonesia in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
By the end of the 19th century, kroncong was associated with lower-class, Portuguese-speaking Eurasians in Jakarta, located in west Java. Klezmer music. What is Klezmer Music? What is Klezmer Music?
By Becky Weitzman Klezmer (klez´mær) n. 1 pl. klez´mor·im´ (-mæ reem´) a) [Historical] an itinerant musician who performed at Jewish weddings and holiday celebrations in Eastern Europe b) a musician who performs instrumental Jewish folk music derived from Eastern European folk songs, Hebrew melodies, etc. 2 this instrumental folk musicfrom Webster's NewWorld Dictionary When my non-Jewish friends ask me what is Klezmer, my typical answer is always, "You know - the music from Fiddler on the Roof. Beyond that, I had never really thought about it - Klezmer music and Klezmer bands just seemed like an obvious part of my experience of being Jewish, like lighting the Shabbos candles or going to a Bar Mitzvah.
I didn't have much knowledge of the origins of Klezmer, and the dictionary definition (above) didn't satisfy me, so for this page I did a bit of research. Klezmer: Definition, Music & Instruments. Klezmer. Greek Folk Music And Songs. Greek Folk Music derives from the music and sounds produced and played by the ancient Greeks.
This genre is actually extremely diverse, as it includes a variety of styles played all over Greece. Greek Instruments ~ Greek Folk Music and Dance ~ John Pappas ~ Ioannis Pappayiorgas ~ Greek Dance Greek Music Klarino Bouzouki Greek Instruments Greek Clarinet. This page consists of pictures and information on various Greek folk instruments.
For more information about how the various instruments are used together in various regional styles, please visit my page on Greek folk instrument groups. The Three General Families Click on the jumplinks in the table below for more information on each particular instrument. Stringed Instruments (Chordophones) Lyra Pontos Pontian Lyra from Thessaloniki, 1970. Greece Folk Music.