Music from Mongolia – Sa Dingding

Sa Dingding (born December 23, 1983 in Inner Mongolia) is a singer and composer from China. Her  ethnicity is Mongolian.Sa Dingding soon came into contact with music. Until she was six years old she lived among nomads in the Mongolian grasslands. There she was influenced by, among other things, the music of the horse-head fiddle and the Guzheng. 2006 a trendscout found her demotape .2007 she released her first album , which has been sold over 2 million times in China.

Here is her song “The coming Ones “

Music from Pakistan – Badar Ali Khan

Badar Miandad (17 February 1962 – 2 March 2007), also known as Badar Ali Khan, was a Pakistani singer and Qawwal. He released 22 albums in Pakistan. Several albums were also released under U.K. and Indian labels.

The cousin of late qawwali legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Badar Ali Khan kept the family musical tradition alive in the wake of the former’s death. His recordings include 1997’s Lost in Qawwali and the following year’s sequel. A third volume followed in 2001.The song, Black Night, was featured on his third album, Lost in Qawwali III and was featured in hit AMC series Breaking Bad (Season 3, Episode 7)

Music from the US – Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn (* in New York City) is an American jazz and world musician (soprano saxophone, flutes).
Gorn studied composition at the Pennsylvania State University. Under the influence of musicians such as Bismallah Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, his interest in Eastern music was born. In 1969 he went to Benares, where he met the Sarangimaster Gopal Misra and then in Calcuttahe was  student of Bansurimaster  Gour Goswami

Music from South Corea – Youn Sun Nah

Youn Sun Nah (born 28 August 1969 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean jazz singer and songwriter. With 23 years she startet her carreer with the Orchestra of South Corea . Later in 1995 she studied Music  in Paris at the CIM , one of the oldest Jazz High Schools in the World . Later she played in several clubs as mamber of a Jazz Quintet and won a lot of prizes . Her is her cover version of Metallica´s “Enter Sandman” and of the Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nail ) song “Hurt “

If you wann read more about the song “Hurt ” have a look on my blog from yesterday : http://dinnerfornoone.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/hurt/

Music from Armenia – Avyun

Avyun is a Folk Art Rock Band from Armenia .

Here is their song “Fairy Tale ” Sorry found no further information ;_(

Edit – received a message from the band – see what they wrote to me :

Աւիւն – avyun Avyun was founded in 2013. Musicians are all from a small town in Armenia Vanadzor, famous for its’ rock-culture, as many bands have come out of there. Avyun members are: Davit Galstyan-bass guitars, Davit Grigoryan-guitars (and they paralelly play in another ethnic new metal band Vordan Karmir), Edgar Sargsyan-guitars and Christine Kolyan-vocals. The home-page is not ready yet. Avyun in Armenian means ” the movement of desire”. Thank you for your appreciation

Music from Lebanon – Fasateen

From their Facebook Page : Born of a nocturnal encounter at the American University of Beirut in 2008, Mashrou’ Leila is a six-member band that fuses the craftiness of a music workshop with the punch of stadium rock. With their distinct approach to storytelling and orchestration, they have crafted some of the most melancholic ballads and raucous anthems in contemporary alternative Arabic music, and went on to perform them live at sold-out venues in Lebanon, Cairo, Amman, Istanbul, Dubai, Tunis, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Geneva, Serbia and international festivals such as Byblos, Baalbeck, BabelMed, Paleo and Exit.

Their eponymous debut album and the 7al Romacy EP unfold like cinematographic fictions starring lovesick characters in desolate motels or wandering insomniacs in ghostly cities. At times quirky and playful, at others bitter and somber, the songs demonstrate the band’s great versatility in dealing with musical form, narrative, and social issues.

Their third album, recorded at Hotel2Tango Studios in Montreal will be released in 2013.

Here is their song – Mashrou Leila

Music from China – Ai WeiWei

Ai Weiwei ( born August 28, 1957 in Beijing) is a Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor and curator and …..now he released his first Heavy Metal single “Dumbass” from his first album “The Divine Comedy”

Ai Weiwei is one of the well-known goverment-critical persons of China , and was imprisoned from April to June 2011.

“This video was not shot for me, and this song, I am not singing for myself,” Ai said. “This is dedicated to all those people who do not have the opportunity to raise their voice, who will never be able to raise their voices. This is not just one generation. In the past 60 years there have been innumerable amounts of people who have been killed or sent away from their homes, even tortured to death.”

“Dumbass (Explicit Lyrics)” 

When you’re ready to strike, he mumbles about non-violence.
When you pinch his ear, he says it’s no cure for diarrhea.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass! Oh dumbass, oh such dumbass!
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala
Lalalalala, lalalalala Lalalalala, lalalalala

Stand on the frontline like a dumbass, in a country that puts out like a hooker.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
Fuck forgiveness, tolerance be damned, to hell with manners, the low-life’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
You say you’re a mother-fucker, he claims he’s invincible.
The field is full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.
The field’s full of fuckers, dumbasses are everywhere.