FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 03 May 2015, 17:02

In looking at Enya's music I came across a choir group called Celtic Woman. A producer on Riverdance thought about forming such a group. Here they are singing Orinoco Flow by Enya at Slane Castle, Ireland. Fantastic cover version. I love the women's costumes. Tge drummers are pretty cool to watch. Subrata.x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRDHxik ... ata_player. Here is also May It Be by Enya. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-lmj2k ... ata_player. Here us Fields of Gold by Sting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXPqCv9 ... ata_player. Have You been to Scarborough Fair:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiZJP_X ... ata_player Here is a wiki link on Celtic Women Choir:- http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Woman
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 03 May 2015, 17:21

I watch some Bollywood movies and Sharukh Khan is a famous Bollywood actor. This is a favourite song of my ( a bit Indian folk I guess) from the movie Dil Si. In India, passengers do sit on the roof of trains. It would be nice to travel like this to work on the London Underground but it would be against health and safety regulations :lol: The scenes may have been filmed in Kashmir. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYN9qN ... ata_player. Thanks to my cousin Anjan and my family I am learning more about my Indian roots. I like British Asian artists. Subrata.x
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 03 May 2015, 17:35

Dusty Springfield was a famous sixties singer from the UK. The others are Cilla Black, Lulu, Sandy Shaw , Helen Shapiro and Petula Clark. Dusty was part of the folk group The Springfields and then she went all gospel and soul. She introduced alot of soul, gospel, Motown artists to the UK like Stevie Wonder and Arethra Franklin etc. This is a piece called Wayfaring Stranger a Scottish folklore song. I have Dusty in Memphis album and greatest hits. She was very pretty with a great soul voice. She did perform with Jimmy Hendrix. Subrata.x. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLpqQEP ... ata_player
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 03 May 2015, 19:24

I always like the film The Gladiator with Russell Crow e and Joaquin Phoenix ( I like Joaquin Phoenix and River Phoenix since the 90s). Anyway a lady called Lisa Gerrard composed the song We Are Free for the film with Hans Zimmer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ZiIPE ... ata_player . I would describe it as ethereal, new age but Sufi type music. Lisa has a great voice. The Indigo Choir from Lithuania performed the song for a talent contest. At the end Vytautas Matuzas comes on and does an incredible solo piece at the end if the song. He is a Lithuanian rap singer and founder of the Indigo Choir. I love the Roman costumes they wear with the Colosseum of Rome in the background. I love all Ancient History and I went to Italy in 1999. I saw the Colosseum on the film Roman Holiday by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. I thought it looked rather romantic. When I saw the Colosseum for real I was appalled by how many innocent people and animals died in there in the name of sport and entertainment.The energy was so bad I would not go in. Ironically there was a temple of love beside the Colosseum and maybe the Romans believed love and hate exists side by side in this world? Still it is an impressive building - the Colosseum. Subrata.x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl57NQ6 ... ata_player
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby AnnaMaria » 18 Jun 2015, 06:33

https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc

I know this isn´t exactly new but I still love my neighbours from Finland. I Think Rory would have loved them too.
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby AnnaMaria » 18 Jun 2015, 07:11

Ah, wow, and this one!
https://youtu.be/cZS12RiBQ3o
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 04 Jul 2015, 21:14

Being Brit Asian I have a keen interest in Asian culture. Recently my cousin Anjan has been involved in a travelling exhibition of the life of the great tabla player Pandit Sahau, who brought the Benares beat to the West. He was a world famous Indian classical musician and he was my cousins Guruji or teacher. I had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing him play at the South Bank, Royal Festival Hall and speaking to him in person. He was very quiet, gentle man with an amazing aura and presence about him. May he RIP. Also there is a permanent exhibition of his life at the Dominion Centre in Sourhall , London. His sons, grandsons and nephew are tabla players. The tabla are Indian drums that have influenced Western and of course Indian music. Pandit Sahai has left a great legacy and it was a pleasure to see the exhibition. Also he has a school that teaches youngsters tabla music. That's why I felt a Rory Gallagher School of Music would be so apt.
https://youtu.be/T54sMBwaZUg
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 04 Jul 2015, 21:24

AnnaMaria wrote:https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc

I know this isn´t exactly new but I still love my neighbours from Finland. I Think Rory would have loved them too.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 04 Jul 2015, 21:31

I just want to quote this story from 1987 or 1988. I was in Maths class and a girl I knew from school was in my class. She said while at junior school, a tabla player came to visit and play to her class. She told me she thought it was hilarious. I guess she told me because I am Asian. She then proceeded to get up and started doing a silly Indian dance while making mock tabla beats in front of me. I remember the other girls were laughing, while she taking the mick. Today I would have said something like,why don't you educate yourself and learn about other people's cultures. She may even have come to appreciate it. I was so young, that I just stayed quiet and said nothing. It was an upsetting incident and I guess she wanted to look "cool" in front of her mates. Subrata. X. :roll: :cry:
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Re: FOLKLORE, COUNTRY AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Postby SUBY1974 » 12 Jul 2015, 19:21

The Indian tumbi. It is a one string instrument used in Punjabi folklore music. Subrata.x
https://youtu.be/btHPH0Do1Ys
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