Music from the US – Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington (born February 18, 1981 in Los Angeles ) is an American tenor saxophonist. The musician is mainly active in jazz, acts as a sideman and arranger as well as in many other genres.

This track “MK I” is just  6 days old , love it

Music from the UK – Happy birthday Pete Townshend (70)

„I hope I die before I get old“ lyrics from his great song “My Generation” from 1965 , which reached place two in the UK charts this year in November 25th. 1965 , the year when the Beatles released “Help”, the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” .

Pete Townshend was and is still the head of the Rock group “The Who ” born May 19th 1945.

Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst

A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and  smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general  for services or favors.

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 Portugal – Carlos do Carmo and Bernardo Sassetti

Carlos do Carmo, one of the historic names of fado, will receive  a Grammy for his work next November . The decision was taken unanimously by the Governing Council of the Latin Academy (Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and was communicated directly to the singer on the afternoon of Monday, June 30, and announced on Tuesday officially to the press. It is the first time a Portuguese receive a Grammy.

This song, “Cantigas do Maio”, was written by José Afonso. The piano is played by Bernardo Sassetti, who sadly died 2 years ago.

Music from Portugal – The Weatherman and Emmy Curl

The Weatherman is Alex Monteiro’s alter ego. He was born in 1979 in Porto. With 13 years old  he composed his first song called “Waiting For The Sun”.

Born in 1990 in northeast of Portugal, Emmy Curl grew up with lot of interests in arts like music, painting, play and photography. She began to produce by her self all her songs in her father’s studio when she was only fifteen.

In the video clip both embody two souls trying to find themselves, but unable in their contrary worlds – countryside vs city

Both singing in English “It Took Me So Long”