Music from the world – A Love song to the world

Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives. (Youtube )

Music from the US – Ty Segall

Ty Segall (born June 8, 1987 in Laguna Beach, California) is an American musician and songwriter. He sings and plays guitar and drums.  He´s a real one man band !

He has released eight solo albums and is a member of the bands Fuzz, The Traditional Fools, Epsilons, Party Fowl, Sic Alps, The Perverts and Ty Segall band.

Here is a clip with his band

and a live clip , playing guitar and drums alone on the stage

Music from Israel/the US – Balkan Beat Box

Balkan Beat Box is a world music group that was founded 2003 by Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat and Tomer Yosef.

Co-founders Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat both met in Brooklyn, New York City, New York as teenagers.( in the german wiki they say they both grew up in Israel and first met in Brooklyn )  Both had grown up with music; Kaplan had been a klezmer clarinetist (Gogol Bordello ) , while Muskat was a drummer in a punk rock band.. They established their own unique sound by fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip hop and dancehall beats.

Here is their song “Bulgarian Chicks “

(thx to Peter Glaser http://glaserei.blog.nzz.ch/)

here is the original song , it´s based on a bulgarian folk song called “Ladunyo”

and a live clip from the band

 

Their song “hermético” was sampled by Jason Derulo for the song “Talk Dirty”.

 

 

Music from Puerto Rico – Roberto Roena

Roberto Roena is a puerto rican salsa musician, born in 1938. Listen to his nice song “Mi Desengaño”:

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 US -Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Antibalas founded 1998  (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.(wiki)

Here is their song “Uprising”

Music from the US – Jaymay

Jamie Seerman is an American folk singer-songwriter from New York. She performs under the name Jaymay.

The song “Sea Green, See Blue” was featured in the Season 2 finale of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, which aired May 14, 2007

Here is her song ” Never be Daunted “

thanx to Caro 

Music from the US – The Pentatonix

Pentatonix is a five-member a cappella group. consisting of Mitch Grassi (tenor), Scott Hoying (baritone), Avi Kaplan (bass), Kirstie Maldonado (mezzo-soprano) and Kevin Olusola (beatbox), originally from Arlington, Texas, USA.

Each year they publish at least one christmas song cover , this one is a new one from 2013 “Little Drummer Boy ” do you know the stoy behind ??

Little Drummer Boy (“The Little Drummer”) is an American Christmas song. It tells the story of a poor boy who can not afford it  to make a gift to the newborn Jesus  and thus plays with the consent of the Virgin Mary for him on his drum. Miraculously, the newborn seems to understand and smiles at him gratefully.

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