Music from the US – A Boy and His Kite

Dave Wilton is a musician from Colorado, US, best knwon for his great indie folk/rock music. Within his project ‘A Boy and His Kite’ Wilton released his debut album in 2012. Have a listen to his nice song “Cover Your Tracks”, which was included in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Pt. 2:

Music from the US – Hendersin

Hendersin is an US-american rapper and hip-hop musician from Western Massachusetts. Actually the best rap and hip-hop songs I was listening to these days were writtened by him. Listen to “All I Got”:

Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Today he is 80 years old.

Leonard Cohen became well-known with songs like Suzanne, Hallelujah, First we take Manhattan, Bird on a wire , the partizan and a lot of other great songs of his work.

The sisters of Mercy (band) has been named after a song of Cohen, Nirvana mentioned him in their song “Pennyroyal Tea”

the Partizan , le partisan was the favourite song of a friend on FB, Kurt Heering , a writer from germany , died one year ago, his FB account is still online , but not active anymore, the gap in my friendship list remembers me always on this song

Lyrics

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

Music from Guinea/US – Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

A US-African Hip Hop Duo with african music influences – Sekou Kouyate from Guine the African Jimi Hendix of the Kora and Joe Dricscoll  from ney York present a fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop , Folk and Afro Beat

Wonamati

Music from the US – Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko and Medicine for the People is an US-american Acoustic Thump-Hop band from Portland, Oregon. They describe themself as ‘Non-profit, Indigenous-youth-freedom-sustainability-healthy living-direct action’. Singer Nhako Bear, adapted and born in Oregon, mixes the cultures he grew up with (Indigenous, Puerto Rican and Filipino) with american elements and builds a bridge between them. Have a listen to “Risk It”:

Music from the US – Melodic Intersect

Melodic Intersect is an ongoing music project that brings together a diversity of musical styles, cultures,and disciplines. It features collaborations from a rotating ensemble of talented musicians thoughtfully integrating rhythm and melody from genres such as Jazz, North Indian Classical, Rock, Eastern and Western Folk, and many more. Listen to their great album “Global Vision”: