Music from South Africa – Donald Moatshe

This is something special for you. It’s the World Music post #3,500! So our music blog includes 3,500 songs from nearly all countries right now. Hope you like our work.

Donald Moatshe, just known as DONALD is a South African dance and pop musician. He’s really one of the greatest talents from South Africa. Listen to his great track “Over the Moon”:

Music from Germany – Shockline

Shockline is a young german dubstep and drum and bass producer duo from Bergisch-Gladbach. Listen to their awesome nice song “Robot Live”:

Music from Canada – The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats, formed in 1991 are a canadian indie folk band. They already released 14 albums; the last one ‘Transcendental Youth’ in 2012. Listen to the song “Transcendental Youth”:

Music from Norway – Valkyrien Allstars

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”:

Music from Sweden – Abba

I think everyone knows Abba, the popular swedish pop group formed in 1970 and active until 1982.

Thanks for all your visits, never thought it would be possible to reach 150 000 visits and nearly 400 Facebook followers. Thanks! ;-)

Have a “Happy New Year” without injuries!

Ewan Dobson: World Candies

Ewan Dobson: World Candies

Genre: Acoustic World

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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

The xworldmusic public award winner: THE DENTALS

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!

Public Award 2012

Congrats to them, and may they have a great future!

Your favourite song 2012

So, we’ve even december so far; still time to ask YOU about your favourite song. Vote for one of these 7 songs here or/and on Facebook and share this! We need at least 100 votes!!

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Music from Burkina Faso – Malima Kone

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:

German Electronic Music

A MUST READ POST!

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 WankelmutOliver Koletzki and Nils Hoffmann.

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