BELLA CIAO: Italian Resistance Song

"Bella ciao" is an Italian protest folk song from the late 19th century, originally sung by the mondina workers in protest against the harsh working conditions in the paddy fields of Northern Italy. It is generally accepted that the song was modified and adopted as an anthem of the Italian resistance movement by the partisans… Continue lendo BELLA CIAO: Italian Resistance Song

CÍCERO – Laiá Laiá

Cícero Rosa Lins (1986) is a singer-songwriter from Rio de Janeiro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE6Ruxqu0Eg Vamos botarChapéu de burro na cabeça do reiDeixar a tristeza no canto e sairPra batucar na rio branco às seis Vamos cantarGlórias mofadas de um braguinha qualquerSambar na via atravessados (alguém deixou)Então tá deixado, não fique aí parado, essa é a leiVou pintar… Continue lendo CÍCERO – Laiá Laiá

Recitation of the sacred Avesta Holy Gathas

The Gathas are 17 Avestan hymns traditionally believed to have been composed by the prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroaster). They form the core of the Zoroastrian liturgy (the Yasna). They are arranged in five different modes or metres. The Avestan term gāθā ("hymn", but also "mode, metre") is cognate with Sanskrit gāthā (गाथा), both from the Proto-Indo-Iranian… Continue lendo Recitation of the sacred Avesta Holy Gathas

DEAD CAN DANCE – Dionysus [fvll albvm] (2018)

Dead Can Dance is an Australian music duo first established in Melbourne. Currently composed of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, the group formed in 1981. They relocated to London the following year. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance's style as "constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk,… Continue lendo DEAD CAN DANCE – Dionysus [fvll albvm] (2018)

SARATAN – Ederlezi

Saratan ("Cancer" in Arabic) is a very interesting and unusual metal quartet from Poland, playing oriental/arabic music wrapped in with some aggressive metal sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5lhLLHxoZY Saratan are: Jarosław Niemiec - vocals, bass, tar, setar, cura, kamancheh, santur, saz Małgorzata „Maggie” Gwóźdź - vocals Adam Augustyński - guitars Michał Stefański - drums, darbuka, riq, tombak

KAMERKOOR JIP CHOIR – Ederlezi

"Ederlezi" is a popular traditional folk song of the Romani people in the Balkans. The song got its name from Ederlezi, which is a festival celebrating the return of springtime, especially by the Romani people of the Balkans, and elsewhere around the world. Ederlezi is the Romani name for the Serbian Đurđevdan, the Feast of… Continue lendo KAMERKOOR JIP CHOIR – Ederlezi

CHRISTIAN BOLLMANN -Obertongesang

Christian Bollmann (born February 19, 1949) is a German singer, conductor and trumpeter. After the first tours and the musical production of his songs in the duo Midnight Circus, with Torsten Schmid, he studied trumpet with Manfred Schoof at the Cologne University of Music. In 1969, he discovered the phenomenon of pitch-singing in a performance… Continue lendo CHRISTIAN BOLLMANN -Obertongesang

DIAMANDA GALÁS & JOHN PAUL JONES – Skótoseme (studio/live)

The Sporting Life (1994) is an album by singer Diamanda Galás and multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, released by Mute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM45V5BIQPE John Paul Jones and Diamanda Gala collaboration for the Sporting Life LP. Here the band plays on the John Stewart show. I am guessing this is in the last few months of 1994.

STARAYA DEREVNYA – Boulder Blues

Based in London and Tel-Aviv, Staraya Derevnya (Russian: Старая деревня, “Old village”) is an experimental psychedelic band that has been active since 1994. It is named after the historic district of Saint Petersburg. The group’s music style is self-defined as “krautfolk” and is characterised by free-form jams, hypnotic rhythmic patterns and an eclectic mix of instruments. Their… Continue lendo STARAYA DEREVNYA – Boulder Blues