Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It’s found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is. (Youtube)
Music from Guinea/Africa
By the brothers Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg
Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.
Mato Seco is a brazilian roots reggae band from São Caetano do Sul, formed in 2002. Listen to their nice song “Resistência “:
Spinvis is a Dutch one-man project centred around Erik de Jong (born 2 February 1961, Spijkenisse). Using experimental, lo-fi music, Spinvis became an instant success in his home country, earning two gold records in the process and performing sold-out tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium. (wiki)
Here is his song “Dagen van Gras , Dagen van Stro”
Eva de Roovere is a singer-songwriter from Belgium born June 14th 1978 in Lier.
Here is her song “Encore de toi “
Alaskan Faction is a 4 men indie, alternative group from the University of Nottingham. Really nice talented group to show the latest mix of indie and art rock. Maybe you’d call it art indie? Listen to their great song “Powerlines”, and watch the nice video!
Poliça, formed in 2011, is an US-american alternative rock band from Minneapolis. Listen to their song “Wandering Star”:
Kodo is a japanese Taiko Drum ensemble, founded 1976 under the name Sado non Kuni – Ondekoza , they gave their debut under the new name 1981 on the Berlin Festival. Kodo means “Children of Drums ” or in another meaning “Heartbeat”, the band consists of 24 artists
Here is their sample “Spirit of Taiko “
The brothers Adam (15, vocals and guitar), Aaron (17, drummer) and Abel (15, bass) Lovac from Kerken / North Rhine-Westphalia are making music together since nine years. First in a band called LaLaLa, later they have renamed in 3A. For three years, the trio has been working on his debut – 28 March they will release the album “wirsindhier”.
Here is their debut single “Sind wir Freunde ?” (Are we Friends ) think there will be a hype in germany as knwohn with the boygroup Tokyo Hotel before.
We had in 2011 already one song from this band from the US , here is another one “White Winter Hymnal ” . In germany we have actually no snow this winter , a green and grey winter in fact we have this year with temperatures almost over 0°C .
Fleet Foxes is the name of this American band from Seattle founded 2006 . The quintet describes its music as “baroque harmonic pop jams”.
Plastic Mermaids is a band from the Isle of Wight (UK) The video for Polaroids has been taken from their EP debut EP Drømtorp that will be released on March 31st via Cross Keys Records.