Category Archives: Music

Juju

King Sunny Adé was, in many ways, THE inspiration for what would become Afropop. Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop (and African music in general) through the landmark 1982-83 tour by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel were like nothing they had ever heard. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the “Chairman” himself, the effect was totally intoxicating.
King Sunny Ade is one of Nigeria’s greatest musicians, and a master of the spacey, polyrhythmic genre known as juju.
Just by the way for those who are coming from USA - He will be performing on this tour in New York at BAM Metrotech Commons at noon on Thursday 2nd of July within the Summer Festival.

Playlist
Eri Okan - King Sunny Ade
Baba Feran Mi - King Sunny Ade
Ota Mi Ma Yo Mi -King Sunny Ade
Suku Suku Bam Bam - King Sunny Ade
King Sunny Ade Syncho System (k civ beat edit)
Jafumi - King Sunny Ade
Ase - King Sunny Ade with Steve Wonder



Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jun 2015

Oorka – Travel, Music, Expression

After the conclusion of their coastal tour from Chennnai to Auroville four members of Oorka visited us yesterday at our studio and ad hoc shared some of their songs. In short interview they are revealing what is music to them, and some insights on their tour. Pradeep Kumar, Pradeep Kantham, Jhanu and Bharath see the life as a constant challenge, and through the music they are reflecting on it. They are coming from different independent Tamil rock bands but they have united for the coastal tour. Joful optimism is pouring out of songs which are clearly rock based, and deriving from Tamil culture.



Comments: 0 Date: 02 Jun 2015

Tanga, on Clave

Today we are featuring latin jazz, which typically employs rhythms that either have a direct analog in Africa, or exhibit and African influence. We started with Afro - Cuban jazz which is rhythmically base on clave, often with a rhythm section employing ostinato patterns from Cuban popular dance music. Many excellent, passionately dedicated musicians shaped through years that what we name today Afro Cuban latin jazz. In the program  you will hear some pieces which determined the future development of jazz.


"We play jazz with the Latin touch, that's all, you know."
Tito Puente



playlist

Cuba Habana - Buena Vista Social Club
Ran Kana Kan - Tito Puente
I Concentrate on You - Cal Tjader
Alma con Alma - Machito
Tanga - Machito
Mighty Priates Troubadours - Papo Vazquez
Mokonzi Ya Mboka - African Jazz / Grand Kalle &
l'African Jazz
Tumbao Pa'Mi Timbal - Cuban Latin Jazz/ Tony Martinez
Nocturno en Batanga - Bebo Valdes
Soul Kiss - Dizzy Gillespie
Y Tu Que Has Hecho! - Buena Vista Social Club
Chucho - Paquito d'Rivera
Descarga en Faux - Carlos "Patato" Valdes
Puerto Rico - Charlie Sepulveda
Miguajira - Bobby Santabria
Sonero - Afrocuban All stars
Cha Cha - Grand Kalle &
l'African Jazz
Latin Tinge - Los Hombres Calientes
Afro Blue - Mogo Santamaria
Guantanamera - Arturo Sandoval
La Musica Cubana - Ibrahim Ferrer


Comments: 0 Date: 13 May 2015

Don’s Nods- Western Classical

Don introduces Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it. In this first episode he introduces the music of: Beethoven's 5th symphony, 1st movement and Sonata 14: Moonlight: adagio. Next Vivaldi 4 Seasons; Spring 1st movement and Mozart's 2nd movement of concerto 21 K 467 and the 4th movement of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" also by Mozart.
We hope you enjoy this new program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.




Comments: 0 Date: 20 Apr 2015

Spiritual New Age

New Age music is music intended to create “sonic spaces,” conducive of artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality.
New age music is an organic form rooted in the synthesis of many different music traditions, typically blending different European, Asian, African and Latin American forms into a unique style, and often involves the pairing of acoustic instruments of many different ethnic origins, as well as electronic instruments.

Playlist

Merlins Magic-Chakra Meditation Music-Heart Of Reiki
Native Indian Spirutal Music - Ceremony for the Mother Earth
Vangelis, Enya, Jean Micheal Jarre - Helaing Guardian Angels
Kitaro - Koi
Oriental - Japanese Traditional Folk Music - Reiki - Yoga Chinese Bamboo Flute
Tibetan Mantra - Chant with Cymbals and Gantra
John Stanford - Crystal Skies
Enya & Yanni - For The Love Of A Princess



Comments: 0 Date: 14 Jun 2015

Brasil and Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova or New Trend originated in mid - 1950s in Brasil, as fusion of the melody and rhythm of samba and samba cancao with the harmonic vocabulary of American standards and the feel of "cool" jazz. Bossa Nova did not evolve or achieve popularity as a dance, but rather a a musical form. It received worldwide recognition with the release of the film "Black Orpheus" in 1959. It peaked its popularity between 1975 and 1963, right after its birth in Reio de Janerio's south zone. Thoday while no longer the most popular genre of music in Brasil, it has found worldwide fame and is often associated with well known musicians such as Joao Gilberto, Vincius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa....

Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim said :"music is the silence between the notes."


Playlist
Corcovado - Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto
Aqua de Beber - Tania Maria
Tu mi Delirio - Astrud Gilberto
It's Only Love - Tania Maria
Dona Olimpia - Azymuth
Latin Lovers - Lee Retendur
Teresa My Love - Antonio Calros Jobim
Now Horizonted do mundo - Luciana Souza
Brigas Nunca mais - Paula Morelenbaum
Don de fluir - Celso Fonseca
Mas Que Nada - Ella Fitzgerald
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes & Balack Eyed Peas
Tudo Que Voce Poida - Azymuth
Chega de Saudade - Antonio Carlso Jobim
Saudoisimo - Roalia de Souza
Canto Momo - Aline Delima
Sem Contencao - Bebel Gilberto
Waters of March - Al Jarreau, Oleta Adams
Batucada Surgio - Marcu Valle
Girl From Ipanema - Joa Gilberto , Astrud Gilberto
Saudade de Bahia - Dorival Caymmi
Elaine Elias - Bossa Nova
Cavatina - Gui Mallon
Noite de Sao Joao - Badi Asad
Summer Samba - Marcus Valle




Comments: 0 Date: 26 May 2015

Cosmical Philosophy

In this music program we feature Sun Ra Arkestra with its funder Sun Ra who's centenary was last year. Sun Ra's interstellar on jazz and funk continues to live on and inspire do this day. He died in 1993 at the age of 79 though it can't be said that the jazz icon didn't make good use of his time on Earth. In fact, he also made good use of his time not on Earth. Sun Ra a rich and versatile jazz composer, poet, philosopher , bandleader, piano and synthesizer player known for his "cosmic philosophy", prolific output and performances.
Controversial because of his eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle, and claiming that he was of the "Angel Race", and not from Earth but from Saturn. Developing complex persona, using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. Above all he preached awareness and peace.


In some far off place
Many light years in space
I'll wait for you
Where human feet have never trod
Where human eyes have never seen
I'll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you
Sun Ra



playlist

Lanquidity
Astro Black
Plutonian Nighs
Ancient Ethiopia
Outer Nothingness
Strange Strings
Space is the Place
Theme on the Star Gazers
Watussi - Possesion
Love in Outer Space
The Endless Realm

Funky Bahia

We continue with the story of jazz in Brasil, and in this program you will listen some of the pieces from fusion jazz, samba and smooth jazz ...dwelling to African roots with Orquestra Afro Brasileira and brilliant improvisations of Nana Vasconcelos on berimbao - instrument originated form central Afrika and gaining nowadays popularity with capoeira. For the end Sergio Mendes with Siedah Garret and Funky Bahia.

playlist

Airto Moreira - Tombo
Airto Moreira and Flora Purim - Hope
Gil Evans - Saeta
Eliane Elias, Bob Brookmeyer & The Danish Radio Big Band Impulsive_ One Side
April Aloisio - Duid Deed
Raul de Souza - LIVE in Sanja Jazz Bar - December 1992
Duduka Da Fonseca and Helio Alves, Samba Jazz & The Music Of Jobim
Egberto Gismonti - Consolacao - Berimbau
Orquestra Afro Brasileira
Itamar Assumpção E Naná Vasconcelos - Cabelo Duro
Naná Vasconcelos - Bush Dance
Sergio Mendes - Magdalenha
Azymuth - Pertido Alto
David Cruz - Perdoam Nha Cretcheu
Sergio Mendes will
i am Siedah Garrett - Funky Bahia

Don’s Nods- Romantic Music

Don's third Music program, introducing us to Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it.
In this episode he introduces us to Romantic pieces from: Offenbach, Bizet, Dvorak, Puccini, Donizetti and Schubert. We hope you enjoy the program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.



Comments: 0 Date: 21 May 2015

Don’s Nods Western Classical

Don's second program introducing us to Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it.
In this episode he introduces melodies and marches of: Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Chopin Mendelssohn, Schubert and Johann Strauss II We hope you enjoy this new program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.




Comments: 0 Date: 04 May 2015
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