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FACUNDO CABRAL AND HIS DIARY OF WANDERER – “Violently pacifist” and a “first-class homeless person”

This famous Argentine songwriter was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires) in 1937. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3G6eM3tPI He did not have an easy childhood. His father left home before he was born. First years led his mother and brothers to Berisso. Facundo Cabral was already an alcoholic at the age of nine, but the destiny gave him chance to reform. At the age …

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ELIS REGINA, BRAZILIAN POP AND JAZZ SINGER – Her death, at the age of 36, shocked Brazil

Echeverria was seven years old, when her mother brought her to sing in a radio program. That little girl, who became famous singer with the name Elis Regina was born in Porto Alegre in January, 1945. For her, singing was like a priesthood. In 1965, she was the guest of “O thin bossa” (a musical TV show), becoming the best …

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CANADIAN SOUNDS – The diverse influences, which have shaped the music

Canada has been inhabited by Aboriginal people from variety of different cultures, where each of the aboriginal communities had their own musical traditions. Canada’s music industry is the sixth largest in the world, producing many internationally renowned artists, but the music of Canada gives you the diverse influences, as have shaped this country with the contribute of Aboriginals, the Irish, …

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THE LONG JOURNEY OF THE JAPANESE MUSIC – Starting from shōmyō and gagaku, coming to Extreme metal and Game music

Japanese idol musical artists are significant part of the music market (girl groups and boy bands regularly topping the singles chart). Japan has the sixth-largest population in the world and its music industry generates billions of dollars worldwide every year. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/satsuma-domain-japan-kagoshima-landscapes/ The first Fuji Rock Festival opened door to huge rock music celebration in 1997. Rising Sun Rock Festival, opened …

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IRANIAN SOUNDS

In addition to preserve the so-called traditional Persian music, the music of Iran has developed a new music in genres (pop and rock, metal, hip hop and electronica) https://www.bia2.com/music/, but as proven by archaeological studies, the music of these lands has prehistoric origins. The Iranian music style has influenced the musicality Caucasian Central Asia. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ The classical Persian music was …

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MUSICAL PERCUSSIONS IN KERALA

If you want to spent an inspiring journey in Kerala (South India), you need to have the opportunity of listening some finest musicians. You will know new musical journeys on some of the drums, they have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_UYVXkbho When you arrive in Kerala, you can attend some of daily concerts, which are consistently of a high standard with different and contrasting …

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FESTIVALS IN THE DORDOGNE, FRANCE – Spring time in the Bastides

Culture and eclecticism is what characterizes the festive offers found in Dordogne. With over 30 festivals throughout the year it offers a wide range of events to be discovered. As soon as the weather permits, start events including classical and traditional music, rock, jazz, theater, exhibitions, readings and animate lectures in the smallest villages. From April to June, you can …

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WHEN POPULAR MUSIC IS THE ROOT OF ALL THE COMPOSITION ACTIVITY

Visiting Croatia, you will discover, that the popular music of this country has always been the root of all compositional activity. Each nation has its own folk music, but some authors (like the Bosnian Goran Bregović) are appreciated throughout the Balkans. You may not know the Balkan people, if you’ve never heard their music. Their folk music, magically transcends national …

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SWEET SOUNDS OF THE SPRING

Try to tune into the sounds of spring. To encourage all of us to get outdoors Jason Singh has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds. Before creating the album, he visited National Trust places which features birds and wildlife (including blackbirds and robins, woodpeckers, owls, frogs and crickets). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDaCO32Ipg The Sound of Spring, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAn–Mu4Vgk is the album of compositions related …

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SACRED SPIRIT – Chants and Dances of the Native Americans

Today thousands of individuals identify with various Algonquian people, one of the most widespread North American native language groups (historically prominent along the Atlantic Coast and into the interior around the Great Lakes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-I2Ce6hVw Before Europeans came into contact, they lived by hunting and fishing. These people moved to locations of greatest natural food supply (often breaking into smaller units, …

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