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 Finland – Viktor Klimenko

Viktor Klimenko (* November 24, 1942 in Pyhäniemi, Karelia) is a Finnish singer and actor. Born in the Soviet Union his family settled afterwards to Finland. There he started his musical career, in 1965 he represented Finland with the song Aurinko laskee länteen but received no points , he was even in germany well known , especially for this song .

le soleil se couche a louest (the sun goes down iin the east )

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 of the UK – Robert Reed

Robert Reed , a multiinstruemntalist of the UK on the search of the spirit of the Mike Olfield classic “Tubular Bells” , if you liked the Oldfield sound you will enjoy this epic piece

Sanctuary part one

and the second part

and the one with the voice of Angharad Brinn (beautyful )

Music from Azerbaijan – Vamag Mammadalijev

Azerbaijan Television – 1989
Rahab mugham has a special place in the creative artist. Gramophone records written during the Soviet era, the Radio Gold Fund, Maison des Cultures d’Monde of France, left “the Music Anthology” in solo performances can be found in the compact-disks. In addition, the music has been recorded by several singers. Muhammad is the only musician who played the classic Vamiq mughams. Bahram Mansurov of the old masters to teach him, Ahmadkhan Bakihanov, Haji Mammadov and shafts as well as the victim learned of the singer’s classic score mogikan like the show, is reflected in a unique manner by the master fingers.

Music from Scotland/ Sweden – Cain Gordon

When I was working and listening to some good music I found Cain Gordon, a half scottish, half swedish singer-songwriter. These great guitar reefs mixed with his great voice will make you dream! Listen to his great song “When I’m down”: