Music from Palestina – Mohsen Subhi

Mohsen Subhi (arabic: محسن صبحي‎) born in 1963 was a palestinian composer, who died in 2009. Born in Ramallah, he became a master oud player and composer of arabian music. Listen to his nice piece “Oubour”:

 

Music from Sweden – The Glade

The Glade is a folk and americana rock band from Stockholm. They were formed in 2008 by Tobias Gustavsson, Nils Janlöv and Jonas Carping. Later in 2012 the drummer Martin Karlsson joined the band. Their melodic rock is influenced by heavy elements and reminds me a bit of post rock. The released their album ‘What Turns On The Lights’ on Feb 17th 2014. Listen to their nice song “On Our Own”:

Music from Spain – Paco de Lucia R.I.P.

Paco de Lucia, born in 1947, was a great Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist from Andalusia. He brought the flamenco from Spain to the world. He is said to have died in the Mexican resort of Cancun as a result of a heart attack on thuesday.Rest in Peace! Listen to his concert live in Pula in 2006:

Music from France – Melissa Nkonda

Melissa Nkonda, born in 1990, is a french singer from Saint-Saulve. She is the daugther of an algerian mother and a cameroonian father. Have a listen to her amazing #1 single “Nouveaux Horizons” in Belgium in 2011:

Christmas songs: Music from Wales/the UK – Shakin’ Stevens

Shakin’ Stevens is a Welsh rock and roll singer. Here’s one of my favourite christmas songs: “Merry Chrsitmas Everyone“:

Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your visits, comments and suggestions! ;-)

Music from Ghana – Official Ghana Peace Song

Listen to the nice “Official Ghana Peace Song”, a song for peace for the world. Arranged and produced by Walter O. Twumasi (LDS) featuring C.Burn, Big Bills, Nana B, Lady V, Yaa Dakwaa, Collingwud,Kwame Dollar, Christian Gyamfi, Delmark Joseph, Emma and Prince, Nana and Sandra Owusu in 2012.

Music from the UK – Fynnjan

Listen to the song “The Spirit of Christmas” by 11-year-old UK boy called Fynnjan with Aspergers Syndrome. It’s raising money to help special educational needs provision in mainstream schools for children with autism and Aspergers – primarily through the National Autistic Society and Nordoff Robbins music therapy. I’m very impressed of this!

Thanks for this suggestion Paul!

Music from Canada – Wake Owl

Wake Owl is a canadian indie folk group from Vancover. They released their first EP “Wild Country” in 2013: