Through-Music Collection #2 Read more
Starting from today I will share with you a series song collections found on web to inspire you, so please share and enjoy! Read more
Caitlin ‘Kinny’ Simpson is half Jamaican and half Native Indian and was born in Canada. She is a classically trained Opera singer, but her love for reggae and jazz always came first and touring with a reggae band resulted in her visiting Norway and deciding to live there. This is where she met Espen and beautiful music began! After the release of the album, Kinny became a regular visitor to the UK with gigs at The Big Chill, Cargo, Jazz Café, Concorde 2, Native, and across Europe. From these travels she hooked up with a variety of producers and started making some fine, fine music. Her track with TM Juke on his Forward album was a sign of things to come. Since then she has worked with Nostalgia 77, Hint, Diesler, Quantic as well as being asked to write lyrics and record for Massive Attack. From befriending and working with the musicians and producers around her, her songwriting and collaborations excel from the warmth and personality she puts into the music (along with a special talent) and she delivers some wonderful music. (Myspace)
More info can be found on her tru thoughts profile here: http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/kinny
My recommendation for today is the new artist Akua Naru born in New Haven, CT (USA) who released her first album “…The Journey Aflame” in 2011 and in a short time solidified herself on the scene as a model for what women can be in hip hop.
Here is the playlist for “Live & Aflame Sessions”
Naru has performed with the Afro Beat pioneer and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, toured with classic Hip Hop group Lords Of The Underground, & shared the stage/collaborated with artists Patrice, Tete, Ursula Rucker, Blitz The Ambassador, german production powerhouse JR &Ph7, Detroit emcee Elzhi, Wax Tailor, Uk rapper TY, Voice Of Germany soul singer, Mic Donet, and recently featured on a new Red Hot release along side Tuneyards and legends Angelique Kidjo and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the legendary Roots crew.
In capoeira, music sets the rhythm, the style of play, and the energy of a game. In its most traditional setting, there are three main styles of song that weave together the structure of the capoeira roda. The roda represents the most strict and traditional format for capoeira and is ideally suited for an introduction and discussion of the music. Read more
Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh (19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987), was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterward had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari. Read more
Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder. The band ditch this cliché on their fifth album … Read more
In this post I’m starting with a spanish band wich was formed in the streets of Madrid. Elbicho, as they headed began to gather a great amount of fans because of their way to fusing “flamenco bulerías and tanguillos with an array of diverse styles such as progressive rock, african rhythms and a touch of jazz.” The band origins were when Miguel Campello and Victor Iniesta (guitar) joined with Carlos Tato (bass), Toni Mangas (drums) and David Amores (percussion) to form El Combo Flamenco. With this band they recorded their demo ‘Bichos’ which became a major sell out.
In 2002 Juan Carlos Aracil (flute) and Pepe Aracil (trumpet) were to join the group.
Much like the ascending Koonyum Sun ushers in a new day in New South Wales, the record of the same name by world son Xavier Rudd carries a similar aura of refreshment, of rebirth. From … Read more
This is a very interesting interview about his beliefs that through music we can rediscoer how to release ourself from all the constrains that we have to do day by day. Read more