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Didgeridoo - Yigi Yigi - David Hudson. David Hudson (musician) - Wikipedia. David Charles Hudson is an Australian Aboriginal musician, entertainer and artist.

David Hudson (musician) - Wikipedia

Hudson is a multi-instrumentalist and was taught to play traditional didgeridoo from an early age. He also plays guitar, kit drums, percussion. He plays traditional music, as well as more ambient music, country-folk, rock, and new age. 2013 David consulted for Dreamworld on the Gold Coast as cultural advisor, choreographer and script writer.On March 26, 2014 David was recently given an 'Honorary Doctorate' from the James Cook University Cairns Qld Australia for his Outstanding service distinguished public contribution to the Queensland community. Concerto for Didgeridoo: II. Wind.

William Barton- Bio, Albums, Pictures – Naxos Classical Music. William Barton is one of Australia’s most notable didgeridoo players, as well as a pioneer in the wider perception of his cultural traditions.

William Barton- Bio, Albums, Pictures – Naxos Classical Music.

Born in Mount Isa in 1981, he was taught the didgeridoo by his uncle, an elder from the Waanyi tribe of NW Queensland. At the age of eleven he became the leading didgeridoo player at traditional funerals and other ceremonies, and as a direct descendant from the Kalkadunga tribe, he became involved in dance and began to instruct others in aspects of his traditional culture.

In July 2001 he appeared at the Townsville International Festival of Chamber Music, performing in Peter Sculthorpe’s From Ubirr: String Quartet No. 12 with the Goldner String Quartet. That appearance launched an extraordinary association between the young man and Australia’s most revered senior composer. Australian indigenous ceremony – song, music and dance. Warning.

Australian indigenous ceremony – song, music and dance

Australian Stories may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. Australian Stories also contain links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Ceremonial performances are seen as the core of cultural life. Men At Work - Down Under. Biography & History. Men at Work were one of the more surprising success stories of the new wave era, rocketing out of Australia in 1982 to become the most successful artist of the year.

Biography & History

With its Police-styled rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, wailing saxophones, and off-kilter sense of humor, the band's debut album, Business as Usual, became an international blockbuster, breaking the American record for the most weeks a debut spent at the top of the charts. Their funny, irreverent videos became MTV favorites, helping send "Who Can It Be Now? " Australian music. Peter van Velthoven, Didgeridoo player from the band Yothu Yindi.

Australian music

Photograph courtesy of Peter van Velthoven. The music of a culture reflects the intonation of language, rhythms of speech, noises in the environment and different aspects of life – all of which is culturally based. Every culture has music that is distinctive and an important aspect of its identity. Defining an 'Australian musical sound' is about recognition of rhythmic patterns derived from our environment and a sense of place, as well as the Indigenous and the culturally diverse aspects of Australian life.

Indigenous music in Australia uses the environment itself to generate unique sounds and rhythms. Djelem djelem - Barcelona gipsy klezmer orchestra. Giora Feidman - Wikipedia. Giora Feidman (Hebrew: גיורא פיידמן; born March 26, 1936) is an Argentine-born Israeli clarinetist who specializes in klezmer music.

Giora Feidman - Wikipedia

Biography[edit] Giora Feidman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his Bessarabian Jewish parents immigrated to escape persecution. Feidman comes from a family of klezmer musicians. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather made music for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and holiday celebrations in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Feidman married Ora Bat-Chaim, his personal manager, in 1975.[1] Giora Feidman: The Klezmer's Freilach. Klezmer music. Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra - Wikipedia. Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO) is a band created in 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra - Wikipedia

The band draws on many musical influences, including Klezmer music, Jazz Manouche, and Roma music. BGKO also explores the sounds of some Eastern European regions and draws inspiration from music in the regions of South America, Spain, and the Middle East.[1] History[edit] The permanent members of BGKO are clarinetist Robindro Nikolić (Barcelona, Spain), accordionist Mattia Schirosa (Italy), double bassist Ivan Kovačević (Serbia), guitarist Julien Chanal (France), percussionist Stelios Togias (Greece), and vocalist Sandra Sangiao (Spain).

BGKO also includes rotating nomad musicians, and the band reflects the style of the various artists that have been a part of it. Indonesian folk music. HARRY ROESLI discography and reviews. Harry Roesli (born with the full name Djauhar Zaharsjah Fachruddin Roesli) has been a well known artist in Indonesia who pioneered contemporary music with consistent delivery of social and humanity critics in a straight forward and transparent way.

HARRY ROESLI discography and reviews

He was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia on September 10, 1951 an passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 19:55, Rumah Sakit Harapan Kita, Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a grand son of Marah Roesli - a well known literature writer in Indonesia. During early 70s, Harry formed a band called Gang of Harry Roesli with his friends: Albert Warnerin, Indra Rivai, and Iwan A Rachman. Harry Roesli - Ciociocio Werkewer. Sik Sik Sik Sibatu Manikam Paramabira Bina Nusantara University Choir Jakarta Indonesia. Historical Background of Indonesian Music by Ridzkhan Sahak on Prezi. Indonesian Music and Dance. By Kallie Szczepanski Across Indonesia, but particularly on the islands of Java and Bali, gamelan is the most popular form of traditional music.

Indonesian Music and Dance

A gamelan ensemble consists of a variety of metal percussion instruments, usually made of bronze or brass, including xylophones, drums and gongs. It may also feature bamboo flutes, wooden stringed instruments, and vocalists, but the focus is on the percussion. Toru Takemitsu - Hell's Picture Scroll (Ran soundtrack) Biography & History. Toru Takemitsu (1931-1996) was a self-taught Japanese composer who combined elements of Eastern and Western music and philosophy to create a unique sound world.

Biography & History

Some of his early influences were the sonorities of Debussy, and Messiaen's use of nature imagery and modal scales. There is a certain influence of Webern in Takemitsu's use of silence, and Cage in his compositional philosophy, but his overall style is uniquely his own. Takemitsu believed in music as a means of ordering or contextualizing everyday sound in order to make it meaningful or comprehensible. His philosophy of "sound as life" lay behind his incorporation of natural sounds, as well as his desire to juxtapose and reconcile opposing elements such as Orient and Occident, sound and silence, and tradition and innovation. From the beginning, Takemitsu wrote highly experimental music involving improvisation, graphic notation, unusual combinations of instruments and recorded sounds. Rodrigo Rodriguez - 尺八 Shakuhachi flute (A Winter Night) Traditional Japanese music. Wadaiko & Black Gospel Music Video. Traditional Japanese Music - Koto - Virtual Culture.

The history of traditional music in Japan is rich and varied. Many musical forms were imported from China more than a thousand years ago, but over the years, they were reshaped into distinctively Japanese styles of expression. Instruments were adapted and newly created to meet local needs, and the most important of these were the shamisen, shakuhachi, and koto. Japanese music. Enya - Only Time (video) Biography & History. With her blend of folk melodies, synthesized backdrops, and classical motifs, Enya created a distinctive style that more closely resembled new age than the folk and Celtic music that provided her initial influences.

Enya is from Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland, which she left in 1980 to join the Irish band Clannad, the group that already featured her older brothers and sisters. She stayed with Clannad for two years, then left, hooking up with producer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, with whom she recorded film and television scores. The result was a successful album of TV music for the BBC. The Dubliners - Rocky Road to Dublin.wmv. Traditional Irish Music. - The Story so far... The Dubliners' History. The Dubliners, now one of the most legendary bands in the world, started off in O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin in 1962 under the name of "the Ronnie Drew Folk Group". Then they were four, Ronnie Drew (vocals and guitar), Luke Kelly (vocals and 5-string banjo), Barney McKenna (tenor banjo, mandolin, melodeon and vocals) and Ciarán Bourke (vocals, guitar, tin whistle and harmonica).

In 1963, they played at the Edinburgh festival where they met the head of Transatlantic Records, Nathan Joseph, for whom they started recording. In 1964, Luke Kelly left, and Bobby Lynch (vocals and guitar) and John Sheahan (fiddle, tin whistle, mandolin, concertina, guitar and vocals) were added. When Luke Kelly returned and Bobby Lynch left in 1965, we have what is considered as the original Dubliners, five individualists, five men whose talents were mixed together in a superb blend and just wanted to play and have a good craic. If they only knew what was awaiting them! Celtic Lullaby Music - The Hollow Woods. 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.

The Celtic Music Regions. 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. African Voices:Spiritual, Relaxing, Tribal - Music NChant Nguru - Sounds of Africa - Dailymotion Video. African music. African music. Blinkx Video. African music. Biography & History. Wiri Wiri.