Kostis Maraveyas (Greek: Κωστής Μαραβέγιας), also known by his stage name Maraveyas ilegál or just Maraveyas,is a Greek singer-songwriter, performer, TV presenter and writer. He plays the accordion, piano, guitar, hammond, farfisa and he sings in Greek, English, Spanish and Italian. Although he began his musical career in the underground & alternative music scene of Italy and Greece, Maraveyas is nowadays considered a pop star in Greece, because of his latest wide success (wikipedia )
Here is his song “Monika” a beautyful and atmsopheric music clip from a gig unplugged in a coffee house
Tamikrest (Tamashek for the node, the alliance, the future) is a band whose members belong to the people of the Tuareg. The band was founded in 2006. They mix Tuareg music with Western rock and pop music. Her singing is in Tamashek. Main songwriter of the band’s frontman Ousmane Ag Mossa.
Here is their song “Toumast Anlet ” from their 2013 album “Chatma”
and a clip with live pictures “awesome “
This is a song from Amadou & Mariam, musical duo from Mali, formed in 1974. Amadou lost his vision at the age of 16 while Mariam became blind at age 5 as a consequence of untreated measles[wiki]. Here’s their nice song “je pense a toi ” ( I think of you ! really a nice love song )
Eduardo Falú (July 7, 1923 – August 9, 2013) was a well-known Argentine folk music guitarist and composer. His parents, Fada and Juan Falú, were Syrian immigrants. He died on August 9, 2013, at his home in the city of Córdoba; he was 90. (wiki)
Here is his song “Zamba de la Candelaria “
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.