Hamid Bouchnak (born 13 May 1969 in Oujda) is a Moroccan raï singer.
Here is his song “Bambara” a mashup of traditional hythms and pop music elements
in 1998 he (Hamid ) wrote a song for the national soccer team “Allez allez ” what means Go ! Go !
unfortunately the soccer team is not qualified for the world championship this year but their neighbours Algeria
Les Balkanes are a choir from France , singing bulgarian , polyphonic songs , read more here on their homepage
Anita Macuácua, is a Mozambican singer and songwriter performing urban and folkloric music of Mozambique. Here is her song “Avano”
A song in tribute to the city M’hamid El Ghizlane and its Festival of Music Taragalte desert and the World, including Oum was the godmother of the fourth edition.
This video relates all the highlights of this trip in the Moroccan desert. Shared with the people of hamid times, but also with artists from Mali (Tartit), Mauritania (Noura Mint Seymali), France (Nico Wayne Toussaint).
The 2012 edition of Taragalte Festival theme was Women of the desert.(youtube)
what great pictures and music , great like
Gnawa Trance Music from Morocco by Mustapha Bagbou
Bouri ya Bouri
Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It’s found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is. (Youtube)
Music from Guinea/Africa
By the brothers Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg
Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.
Kodo is a japanese Taiko Drum ensemble, founded 1976 under the name Sado non Kuni – Ondekoza , they gave their debut under the new name 1981 on the Berlin Festival. Kodo means “Children of Drums ” or in another meaning “Heartbeat”, the band consists of 24 artists
Here is their sample “Spirit of Taiko “
Annett Kuhr living in Rottweil is a german songwriter , i saw them last evening live together with Gaby Wunderlich on the E-Bass . A really wonderful evening here is her song “So or So “
really an extraordinary and beautyful voice
Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 in New York; † January 27, 2014) was an American folk musician who inspired many peace and freedom movements with his songs.
He died yesterday at the age of 94
Here is his song “Where are all the flowers gone ” , the song translated in german was also a great hit in germany
other hits have been “Turn Turn Turn “ and “If i had a hammer “