Armenian Traditional Song https://www.facebook.com/CollectifMedzBazar/ https://soundcloud.com/collectif-medz-bazar-1 Vahan Kerovpyan, 30 ans, est musicien au sein du Collectif Medz Bazar. Formé en mai 2012, ce dernier se compose de huit musiciens de différentes origines (française, arménienne, turque, américaine) qui (ré)interprètent musiques traditionnelles et jouent leurs propres compositions originales.
Loop Guru is a worldbeat group consisting of bassist/guitarist Salman Gita (born Sam Dodson) and programmer Jamuud (born David Muddyman). They first met around 1980 and initially played together in The Transmitters and released their debut single as Loop Guru, Shrine, in 1992. The band's music is a melange of Asian and Western music, infusing Western dance beats with the rich textures and sounds of Indonesian gamelan and traditional Indian music. Heavy emphasis is placed on electronic samples of traditional instruments, voices, and miscellaneous sounds. Loop Guru's main exuberant oeuvre of lively rhythms and effusive sounds is occasionally punctuated by more contemplative albums (e.g., The Third Chamber) that are reminiscent and influenced by ambient music and similar to musical artists such as Brian Eno and Jon Hassell. Past and present guest musicians and collaborators include Natacha Atlas, Sussan Deyhim, Mad Jym, Count Dubulah (also known as Nick Page, Psycho Karaoke and Dub Colossus) and Cat von Trapp. Loop Guru is a cross-language pun with the French "loup garou" meaning "werewolf". Download for free on The Artist Union
The Arev Armenian Dance Ensemble was established in January 2015. “Arev” means “sun” in the Armenian language. Our mission is to share our rich culture with both the Armenian community and with general public audiences internationally. Built on the shoulders of the successful Arax Armenian Dance Ensemble, our goal is aimed at preserving authentic Armenian folk dances while demonstrating the vibrancy of a living tradition. The ensemble incorporates traditional folk and contemporary instruments, presenting a reflection of the heritage and current reality of the Armenian Diaspora.
The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) is an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS-related illness in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. Drawing from retro 1950s and 1960s pop sources, trash culture, and rock and roll, the group evidenced a “thrift shop" aesthetic. The "guy vs. gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style, and their unique guitar and keyboard driven instrumentation compose their trademark sound. The band is best known for their 1978 debut single "Rock Lobster", and their pair of 1989 hits; "Love Shack" and "Roam". Read more at Wikipedia Download for free on The Artist Union
Wardruna is a Norwegian music group founded by Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. In 2009 Wardruna enchanted their listeners with their mesmerizing debut album ‘gap var Ginnunga’, which also was the first part of a planned trilogy. In the ensuing years the group have spent a lot of time on adapting their music to a live format and establishing a live band. This resulting in a handful of very special concerts, perhaps most notably when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway. With the use of the oldest of Nordic instruments and poetic metres as well as lyrics written in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse tongue, Wardruna is now, after nearly three years in the making, finally ready to return with the second album in the ‘Runaljod’ trilogy entitled ‘Yggdrasil’. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Kvitrafn Selvik has, together with vocalists Kristian Espedal (aka Gaahl) and Lindy-Fay Hella, managed to make a strikingly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started with their first album, but without falling into the trap of merely repeating themselves. ‘Yggdrasil’ is also graced with guest appearances by renowned Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Iceland’s leading rímur singer Steindór Andersen. The ongoing ‘Runaljod’ trilogy is a musical rendition of the 24 runes in what is often referred to as the elder futhark. Some of the recordings are done outdoors in places or under circumstances of significance to each rune. Wardruna primarily use old and historical instruments such as primitive deer-hide frame drums, Kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn, lur and more. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are also used. All of these elements are carefully woven into a rich musical landscape and complemented with whispering voices, melodic song and mighty choirs. Although Wardruna’s music share characteristics with music typically labeled as folk, world and/or ambient, none of these genres can really describe their unique style. It truly must be experienced. Download for free on The Artist Union
original music from the album -Mehter Marşları, Vol.2 by Mether A dervish or darvesh (from Persian: درویش, Darvīsh) is someone guiding a Sufi Muslim ascetic down a path or "tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity. Their focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God. In most Sufi orders, a dervish is known to practice dhikr through physical exertions or religious practices to attain the ecstatic trance to reach God. Their most common practice is Sama, which is associated with the 13th-century mystic Rumi. Download for free on The Artist Union
Matmatah is a Breton band of rock and folk, founded in Brest in 1995. The duo formed by Tristan Nihouarn (Stan) and Cédric Floc'h (Sammy) is joined by bassist Éric Digaire and drummer Fañch to play under the name from Matmatah, in reference to the Tunisian troglodyte village of the same name (Matmata). In July 1997, Matmatah released a first single with two songs related to Brittany that met with success: Lambé An Dro and Les Moutons. The album La Ouache, released in 1998, runs to more than 800,000 copies. Emma and L'Apologie also become hits. After releasing four studio albums, the band split in 2008. For the 20 years of the group in 2015, Matmatah released a double best of, featuring re-recorded titles and two new singles, Triceratops and Loctudy's Les demoiselles. On September 23, 2016, the band announces its reformation for a new tour and released a new album, Plates Coutures, March 3, 2017. The band sold 1,300,000 albums and collected 3 gold records and a platinum double disc
Altai Kai (АлтайКАЙ) is a folk band from Altai Republic of Russian Federation founded by Urmat Yntaev in 1997. The band consists of two female and four male members. Their music features throat singing, known as kai in Altaic language, and several native musical instruments, such as komuz and topshur. The subject of their music is often the nature and history of Altai, and the heroism of its people.
Danheim is a Nordic folk/Viking inspired project from the Copenhagen-based Danish producer Mike Olsen, a man with 8 years of experience in electronic and ambient music - focusing on Nordic Folk, Viking age inspired music and atmosphere with a certain Nordic authenticity. The release of his first debut album titled, “Munarvagr” have gathered around 5 million streams in one year. The second album "Mannavegr" was released November 1, 2017. Danheim's music is dark yet melodic, intense yet authentic. https://www.facebook.com/DanheimMusic/ https://soundcloud.com/danheim_music Download for free on The Artist Union
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By rights, Issa Bagayogo should never have become a musician. Born in 1961 to a farming family in Korin, a poor village 30 miles from the nearest town in southern Mali, his fate seemed to be to work the farm his father worked with his four wives and 14 other childen. But Bagayogo was drawn to music, first playing the daro, a bell that keeps farm workers laboring. From there, at ag 12, he took up the six-string young man's harp, or kamele n'goni, a common instrument throughout the Wassalou area of the country. He started singing and soon was making a name for himself locally. At the age of 30, he decided to try his hand in the Malian capital, Bamako, where he met a couple of Frenchmen who had just opened a studio and needed a kamele n'goni player. The end result was his first, very traditonally oriented cassette (cassette being the ubiquitous music medium in African and much of the world). It didn't make any money, but it was his. After three months, Bagayogo returned home, but came back to Bamako two years later to make his second cassette, which still brought no success. This time, however, he remained in Bamako, becoming an apprentice bus driver. Depressed at his failure as a musician, he began drinking and taking pills; his wife left and it seemed as if his life had bottomed out. Eventually, however, he decided to turn his life around and began playing and singing again. He returned to the studio, where he met French engineer Yves Wernert and Foamed Koné, who'd been a guitarist in Ali Farka Touré's band. What they wanted to attempt was something radically different for African music, mixing traditional music with beats and samples. At first Bagayogo was unsure, if only because it was so unlike anything he'd done. He'd never worked with drum machines before and the process proved complex. In late 1998, though, Sya was released, selling a phenomenal 15,000 copies and getting Bagayogo an award in 1999 as Malian song's Brightest New Hope and the nickname of Techno Issa, in addition enabling him to finally quit his job as an apprentice bus driver. In 2002, Timbuktu, the second album from the trio's collaboration, appeared.
Percival was formed as a result of our fascination with history, experimental archaeology and historical reenactment. We want to spread knowledge of our Slavic history and the traditions of people who lived in the Baltic Sea area. We sing old Slavic melodies as well as our own compositions - they create the atmosphere of ancient times and bring listeners back to the Early Medieval world. Our main goul is to create suitable musical background for historical shows and festivals. Although we're not scientists - our project is rather of artistic nature and we are not into a strict historical reconstruction - our music is created on the basis of knowledge about instruments, habits and traditions of Middle Ages. We base on the available sources, old legends and tales. We use instruments being reconstructions or replicas of medieval instruments. First of all our desire is to complete historical shows and festivals of all kind with our music and make them more attractive and interesting for viewers. We want to show the beauty and importance of history! Download for free on The Artist Union http://www.percival.pl/eng/
The Touré-Raichel Collective is a musical group led by Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli singer and pianist Idan Raichel. The group's debut album, The Tel Aviv Session, was released on Cumbancha in March 2012. In 2008, after a chance meeting at an airport terminal in Berlin, Germany, Raichel and Touré forged a friendship with an intention to perform together in concert. This came to fruition in November 2010 with the duo performing at the Tel Aviv Opera House. The following day they entered a recording studio in Tel Aviv. Joining Vieux and Idan in the studio were Israeli bassist Yossi Fine and Malian Calabash player Souleymane Kane. According to Raichel, the group "recorded a mix of Malian rhythms mixed with Israeli melodies — all originals, but very influenced from both our cultures." This spontaneous and improvised acoustic recording session lasted for three hours and marked the birth of The Touré-Raichel Collective. The group's debut album, The Tel Aviv Session, was released by Cumbancha on March 27, 2012. The group toured in North America, with Amit Carmeli on bass, in March and April 2012. The Touré-Raichel Collective completed a European tour in Fall 2012 and another European tour is planned for Spring 2013. The Touré-Raichel Collective released their second album, The Paris Session, in Fall 2014. This album was supposed to be recorded in Mali, but political and religious unrest prevented this from happening. Instead, they recorded in Paris, France, informing the name "The Paris Session". Songs on this album are sung in French, Bambara, Songhai, and Hebrew, blending the two men's traditions. https://soundcloud.com/thetoure-raichelcollective