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 – Son Lux

Son Lux, born as Ryan Lott in 1979, is an US-american alternative musician from Denver. This song would have been fitting perfectly for all these boring days laying around and waiting for a faster healing. Have a listen to his nice song “Alternate World”:

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.

Music from South Africa – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) is an a cappella group from South Africa. The group was founded in the early 1960s in the township of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal). The Black in the name refers to, Black Ox ‘, which (traditionally) is the strongest animal on a (African) farm. Mambazo means ax ‘.

Here is their song Nkosu Sikelel l´africa

 

Music from Costa Rica – Mekatelyu

Mekatelyu is a Costa Rican band formed in December 1998 when Gabriel Dávila (Gabo), bassist of the band, began to search for a new style of music that would fuse reggae roots with different Caribbean and Latinrhythms.

Here ist their song “Amarily Love Reggae “

Music from Costa Rica – Malpais

Malpaís is a band from Costa Rica, active from 1999 til 2011. The music of Malpaís is part of the Costa Rica-contemporary compositions work, called by the band “Costarican new song”. The musicians are trying to relate the concept to the early folk and protest folk tradition of Latin America, mixing musical structures of regional and local folk genres such as calypso and tambito with easy-listening jazz (breaks and progressions) and romantic lyrics inspired in Latin American songwriters in order to be perceived as if they are built on the solid tradition of their musical roots. The group takes its name from the most remote, jungle-cradled beach on the north-Pacific Nicoya Peninsula—the beach at road’s end.

Here is their song “Malpais”

Music from Germany – Brothers of Ivory

Brothers of Ivory - a band founded 2012 in Schorndorf /South Germany . The Trio is playing a mix of southern and alternative rock ,always impressed by the blues . In 2013 they´ve played a lot of gigs in germany and switzerland

Here is their song “Revolution “

Indeed the right name of the band is “Brothers of Ivory ” not (Brothers of Irony :-) ) excuse me ! haha it was late and i didn´t check it , when i wrote it down .

 

 

Music from the Netherlands – Bakermat

Bakermat, an alias for young Dutch producer Lodewijk Fluttert, had a quick rise. In just three months he gained a lot of views, likes and followers with his productions. He has always had an obsession with music, in many genres. From an early age the young Bakermat was into jazz and blues and discovered house music at the age of 12. By fanatically listening to every track that was posted on blogspots he had quickly built up a huge library. When he was 18, he went to the University of Utrecht to study Psychology. It was there that he discovered deep house and producing his own music.

His sets are filled with joy and happiness, and are always melodic. Saxophones, flutes, trumpets, Bakermat tries to use them frequently. The combination of these jazz instruments with deep house music is what makes Bakermat’s style unique. (from his Homepage Biography )

The song “One day ” has been in 2012 a  No.1 summer hit in the Netherlands

 

Music from the UK – Oi Va Voi

Oi Va Voi founded 1999 is an experimental rock group from London. She mixes traditional Eastern European and Jewish music with elements of rock and electronic music.

Oi Va Voi is jiddisch /jewish and means translated “Oh my goodness !”

The video is a music  inspired movie , showing lightning in slow motion

The song is called refugee

and Yuri (a tribute tu Juri Gagarin )

 

Music from Romania – Taraf de Haidouks

Taraf de Haïdouks are a Romanian gypsy combo consisting of 13 Roma musicians. These are from the 3000-strong community Clejani in the middle of the historical region of Wallachia in Romania’s south-east, about 40 km south of Bucharest, near the Bulgarian border.

The name of the combo goes back to Taraf (= band) and Hajdú (Heiducken a people  fighting for freedom ) , just so: Hajdú-orchestra.

The music is a combination of diferent influences of Balkan and Gypsy Music from Romania , former Yougoslavia Bulgaria mixed with components of oriental music from Turkey and Greece:

In 2002 the world famous violonist and head of the band Nicolae Neacsu, born 1924 died .

45 minutes of Gypsy Power Music