Valkyrien Allstars, formed in 2003, are a folk and folk rock music group from Norway. But that’s not all: their sound includes more other elements from world music, traditional norwegian music and dreamy elements. Listen to their great song “Tenker på deg”:
This one is not from ‘World Candies’, but it’s a great entry into his muic…
Ewan Dobson, born in 1981, is a canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He’s absolutely one of the most talented and best guitar players in Canada and won nearly every guitar single competition over the country. His song “Time 2” was a great success with more than 10 million visits on YouTube and was a #1 at the iTunes charts in Finland, Germany and Sweden. His music journey is a long one, influenced of many different music styles, e.g. bluegrass and techno. In 2012, he released two albums. ‘World Candies’ is the latest demonstration of his power and touch on the guitar.
“Ewan Dobson is a real magician of fingerstyle guitar music. Starting listening to his songs, you can’t stop. ‘World Candies’ is his latest album with folk songs as ‘Ieva’s Polka’ from the whole world.” Continue reading →
Who of you may have thought this – the swiss indie pop band The Dentals won our xworldmusic public award for the best song in 2012 for “Give Me A Second Chance”. Actually, it’s not just for this song, also for their great album “Tennessee“, and their really funny alco pop music! At all, they got 60 of 104 votes!
Congrats to them, and may they have a great future!
Today, I was listening to some older songs here on our blog. Maybe you want to do this too, is really great to have so many different styles of music on every page…. Just enter http://xworldmusic.wordpress.com/page/mmm/ , and replace the mmm through a page number (from 2-275)
Malima Kone was born 1984 in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, a country with 68 different languages and a music-based culture. In the 90s, he came to the US. Here’s his song “Dambe“, a song of a mother in tears who is worried about a better tomorrow for the children:
In Germany, we have – as I could experience in the last months – very many great electro, techno and house musicians and bands. So I want to show you three great bands; I still discovered many of them in 2012 in school. The three bands/musicians are Wankelmut, Oliver Koletzki and Nils Hoffmann.
As a part of the featured band #2 The Dentals, I’d like to introduce you more and more to their music, and present you their album Tennesse, releasing May 25 2012. By the way, the interview with them
The Dentals: Tennessee
Genre: Indie, “Alco” Pop
The Dentals are a swiss band, formed in 2002, when they formed in the waiting room of a dentist. So, in their new album “Tennessee”, releasing May 25 2012, you can listen to impressive guitar solos, innovative song structures mixed with funny lyrics. Their music is a huge mix of acoustic pop, indie pop, and as they say theirselfs, “alco” pop. They are:
Fabio: the handsome (vocals, guitars)
Roman: the funny (guitars)
Dave: the intelligent (drums)
Jonas: the beard (bass)
They already had their first hit in 2006, when their song “Marry Wants To Marry Me” reached the download charts in Hong Kong for several weeks. Their new songs are also very catchy, and damn relaxed, some are even a bit calm. And really the best, they make you happy. Really! Here are again two of their songs:
Marry Wants To Marry Me:
Kings Without Crowns:
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