Music from the world – Children Beyond (with TINA TURNER, REGULA CURTI, DECHEN SHAK-DAGSAY)

Together with 30 children from different cultures and nations, the three singers have recorded sung versions of twelve prayers and mantras from the religions Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism
The three singers and the children interpret the affirming formulae of all world religions with the message «We are all one!»

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Here is one of the songs “Jai Da Da “

Music from UK – Nalini Blossom (Mica Ella )

Mica Ella A.K.A Nalini Blossom is a sound healer and devotional singer, originally from UK.
Over the last 15 years, she has been on a journey around the world, immersing herself in various musical styles which embrace many sacred traditions including Indian mantras, Hebrew prayers, Sufi Zikr, Medicine chants from Amazonian Rainforest and Mexica ( Red Road) tradition.

She holds devotional music circles internationally and has recently worked with incorporating prayersongs in cacao ceremonies …As a service to Gaia , Mica Ella has also been working with the EarthGrid and Planetary chakra points through ceremony incorporating Light and Sound in many sacred sites .

One of Mica Ella ‘s greatest’s loves, however, is to improvise in flow and open space with other musicians. In London, UK, she co created The Sacred Sound Collective, a group of musicians that came together to create improvisational prayer space for meditation and dance . (Bio from http://liquid-flow.com/users/mica-ella)

Here is her “Water Blessing Song ” (This Japanese mantra , “The Grand Invocation” is a very powerful prayer. It has been promoted by Dr Masaru Emoto of the Emoto Peace Project to assist in purifying the planetary waters , since the Fukushima meltdown .)

and the “circle of women “

Music from Switzerland – Christian Zehnder

Christian Zehnder is a singer, componist and musician from Sitzerland. He is really a voice artist , combining the Jodeling from his home country with the overtone singing from Mongolia .

Watch him sing “Picnicwith a monk ” a live performance in the chappel of Romainmontier

and a documentary , featuring Hun Huur Tur from Mongolia (with english subtitle)

 

Music from Finland – Steve ´n ´Seagulls

Steve ´n Seagulls is a folk cover band from Perunamaa / Finland , they´ve “specialised” on covering Heavy Metal songs from AC/DC , Dio or Iron Maiden , here is their newest cover of Thunderstruck from the faboulos AC/DC

Crazy finish people , i love them , Steve n Seagull are Irwin Remmel, Musta Magisteri, Puikkonen,Hermann and Wild Till Hiltunen

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Music from Italy – Ganes

Ganes is a female Trio , two sisters Elisabeth and Marlene Schuen and her cousin Maria Molling. They grew up in the  Dolomites mountains (LA Val ) and still sing their songs in ladinic language , a common dialect in the Dolomites (SouthTirol) .

They sing in Italian , french , englich and also in this special ladinic dialect.

Here is their newest song from their new album “Capriuce ” 2014 , have a look on their homepage 

and a documentary on their work

 

Music from Germany/the US – Iggy and the German Kids

We´ve presented already once this band http://xworldmusic.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/music-from-germany-the-us-iggy-the-german-kids/

they´ve just released a new single , i heared “Mary Jane ” yesterday in the radio , don´t miss it , great song

 

Music from the US – Donnalou Stevens

“Older Ladies are divine ” , that´s what Donnalou Stevens , a singer /songwriter form San Francisco /California/US  is singing about in her song “Older Ladies” . A very positive song , that points to the good, incorruptible, and less superficial values ​​and she´s right.  Regarding the beauty always shown on tv and other media  , you have always to remember , that time leaves his traces on everybody´s face and body , the only thing that never changes is your mind – i like it , a very positive way of thinking

a very positive , funny and brave video

Music from Germany – Andreas Bourani

Andreas Bourani , a singer/songwriter from Augsburg /Germany with german/eyptian roots. The 27 year old Bourani released his first album in 2011 and had with the song “Nur in meinem Kopf ” a number one hit single in Germany. After his first success , he seemed to have disappeared ,  until May 2014 , when he released his new single “Auf uns” which became the official german world championship song 2014 and if you have watched the final between Argentina and Germany you could hear it after the game when the officials gave the cup to the german team.

Today the german team came back to Berlin/germany and half a million people waited on the street to welcome them , at least 400000 in front of the Brandenburger Tor , where Bourani opened the welcome party with his song.

and in better quality the official video from the song

In 2011 i had the honour to see Bourani in a Mini Concert , about 100 invited  guests have been there here is my report ( in german from 2011 ) Bourani changed a little bit , his haircut is shorter than 2011.

 http://dinnerfornoone.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/andreas-bourani-minikonzert-tuttlingen/

 

Music from the US – R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

New York – They were the prototype of the punk band – now with Tommy Ramone also the last original member of the Ramones died: born Erdélyi Tamás Hungary drummer died at the age of 62 years to cancer. This was announced by Andy Schwartz, the former editor of Punk magazine “New York Rocker” with.