Music from the US – Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips is an US-american singer-songwriter. He was born in 1990 and performs rock, pop and folk rock music. Listen to his song “Gone, Gone, Gone”:

Music from the US – Arborea

Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 5 albums, curated two various artist compilations (‘Leaves of Life’ and ‘We Are All One, In the Sun’: a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe…including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea’s 4th album ‘Red Planet’ was released in 2011 and received critical praise; making Rolling Stone ‘Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011”, ‘Editors Top Pick’ Guitar Player Magazine, ‘Top Vinyl Pick’ Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine ‘Top 100 Albums of 2011′, and Portland Phoenix ‘Top Ten Albums of 2011′. Arborea’s 5th album ‘Fortress of the Sun’ was released April 29th, 2013 on Esp-Disk’ coinciding with the label’s 50th Anniversary and made AllMusic’s ‘Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013′, Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ‘Best Acoustic Albums of 2013′, textura’s ‘Top Ten Albums of 2013′, and Best Of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll. (youtube)

Here is their song ” After the Flood only Love remains “

Music from the US – Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis is an American violinist, arranger, and composer best known for her covers of music from video games featured on her YouTube channel ViolinTay. She also features performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals and has begun releasing original music.

Here is her newest video with pieces from the video game WOW “World of Warcraft ”  AWESOME

Music from the US – The Taalbi Brothers

The Taalbi Brothers (ages 17&15 ) story begins with long winters in the basement of their midwest home, and having access to enough musical instruments to spare. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Bronson and Preston Taalbi (ages 17 & 15 respectively) are the youngest of a family in love with music.

The Taalbi Brothers adore hardcore punk, Mediterranean guitar, & classic rock. This is apparent in the extreme tempos they reach at live performances and their rock-driven riffs and song structures. As a result, the Taalbi Brothers produce fast-paced and rhythmic acoustic instrumentals. (Taalbi Brothers Bio Homepage )

Here is their song ” freestyle ” has been in the soundtrack of the Breaking Bad season 4 final episode

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.