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Mdou Moctar. Nigerien musician Mahamadou Souleymane[1][2], known professionally as Mdou Moctar (also M.dou Mouktar; born c. 1986[3][1] or 1984[1]) is a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Agadez, Niger, and is one of the first musicians to perform modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar music.[4][5] He first became famous through a trading network of cellphones and memory cards in West Africa.[6] Mdou Moctar is a popular wedding performer and sings about Islam, education, love, and peace in Tamasheq.[7][8][9] He plays a left-handed Fender Stratocaster guitar in a takamba and assouf style.[7][10] He is originally from Abalak and has also lived in Tchintabaraden and Libya.[11][12][13] Albums[edit] His next album, Afelan, was recorded live in Tchintabaraden and features "rusty-edged jams and sun-weathered ballads".[19] The title track is named after a celebrated historical/folkloric hero of the Azawough of Western Niger.[20] It contains a cover of "Chet Boghassa" by Tinariwen.

Mdou Moctar

Films[edit] The Unexpected Heaviosity Of 'The Girl From Ipanema,' Explained. Fembots, dancing queens, and love fools: 60 minutes of Swedish pop. Trabant - Ragaszthatatlan szív. Your Own Pirate Radio. In my favorite bar in the world, all the men look like Lino Ventura and all the women look like a photograph by Brassaï.

Your Own Pirate Radio

They only serve two drinks: pastis and cold vodka (Żołądkowa). The only food is black bread and herring. It’s hard to get there. The bar doesn’t have a sign, and you have to know someone to get in. The space is barely wider than a zinc countertop. On Sunday (which, contra the Bangles, is actually the gloomiest day of the week), he plays this: I don’t know how I first came across Trabant (the Hungarian band, not the Icelandic band—and not the fabulously decrepit, partially wooden East German-made car that gave them both their name). I’ve been listening to Trabant for years now, but I still don’t know much about them. Though they didn’t put out any albums, the members of Trabant did appear in several Hungarian films in the 80s. That’s what I’ve been able to piece together, which admittedly, isn’t much. Growing up, my parents didn’t listen to much music. Pussy Riot Releases First English Song, 'I Can't Breathe,' Inspired By Eric Garner. Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot released their first English-language song on Wednesday, titled "I Can't Breathe" -- the final words of New York police chokehold victim Eric Garner.

Pussy Riot Releases First English Song, 'I Can't Breathe,' Inspired By Eric Garner

Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina told The Guardian that they wrote the song after taking part in protests against police brutality in New York last December. The song, inspired by Garner, is dedicated to people "around the globe who suffer from state terror -- killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds," Pussy Riot wrote on the video's YouTube page. American cities convulsed in protest last fall after grand juries declined to indict police linked to Garner's death in New York and Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Missouri. Garner's last words -- which he repeated 11 times -- became a symbol of public outrage at the police treatment of unarmed black men.

Gorchitza - Call It A Dream Official Video. Ukrainian folk song "Ishov kozak z Donue" (Ішов козак з Дону) Festival Chervona Ruta Preserves Authentic Ukrainian Music. 6 Ukrainian Musicians You Need To Know · Tastebuds Blog. Did you know that the Ukrainian language is one of the most melodic languages in the world?

6 Ukrainian Musicians You Need To Know · Tastebuds Blog

No wonder there are many great musicians and bands from Ukraine! It seems like singing and playing music are as simple as breathing for them. Have no idea who they are? Raga Majh Khamaj (Live at The Woodstock Festival 1969) - Ravi Shankar. He's Lost Control Again. Ленинград — Рыба. Song Crafted In The Deepest Pit Of Hell Wins Big At Grammys. LOS ANGELES—A song forged by the Ruler of Darkness himself in the blackest bowels of the accursed underworld proved to be the big winner at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, taking home an impressive six of the music industry’s top honors, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Song Crafted In The Deepest Pit Of Hell Wins Big At Grammys

“This was a huge night for [the fallen angel Lucifer],” said E! Ravi Shankar, Prolific Indian Sitarist, Dies at 92. Associated Press George Harrison with Ravi Shankar in 1967. In particular, his work with two young semi-apprentices in the 1960s — George Harrison of the Beatles and the composer Philip Glass, a founder of Minimalism — was profoundly influential on both popular and classical music.

And his interactions throughout his career with performers from various Asian and Western traditions — including the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, the flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and the saxophonist and composer John Coltrane — created hybrids that opened listeners’ ears to timbres, rhythms and tuning systems that were entirely new to them. Mr. Shankar died in San Diego, at a hospital near his home. Mr. A Beatle Was Intrigued Western interest in his instrument, the sitar, exploded in 1965 when Harrison encountered one on the set of “Help!

At first Mr. But his reach went much further. Last week Mr. Though linked with the early rock era by many Americans, Mr. Eastblok Music.