Music from Kenya/the US – Eric & Magill

The indie band Eric & Magill from Kenya and the US released a new album called “Two Travelers”. Really an interesting and relaxed indie album. Like it!

Listen to “They make it so good” too!

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Music from the US – The Killers

The Killers are an US-american indie rock and post rock band from Las Vegas. They formed in 2001 and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Here’s their song “Runaways” from the new album Battle Born:

Music from the US – The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas & the Papas are an US-american vocal pop group from New York. They released six albums and had a huge success in the 60s and 70s. Here’s their nice hit single “California Dreamin’ “:

Music from Germany – Marquess

Marquess, formed in 2006 are a german pop band, singing in spanish. When I was younger, I bought three of their albums. Here’s their nice song “Arriba” from the album Compania Del Sol:

Music from the US – The All-American Rejects

The All-American Rejects is an US-american alternative rock band, formed in 1999. They already released four albums, and here’s their song “Beekeeper’s Daughter” from the new album Kids in the Street:

Various Artists: Tales of the Mbira

Today, I will present you an album from Various Artists playing the Mbira.

Various Artists: Tales of the Mbira

I bought this album before christmas 2011, and now, I want to present it to you. Tales of the Mbira is an album from various artists, singing songs and playing the Mbira. The songs are influenced from Tradtional African music to jazz and lounge songs. You can hear songs from Thomas Mapfumo(look up, I already posted some of his songs), the Mbira Dzenharira group and other great Mbira players. And the most of these great songs aren’t in the web so far! If you like the Mbira, as a relaxed and happy(sometimes also sad) instrument, you should really buy this CD, it’s a great mix from classics to very new and unknown versions!!

Here are my favourite songs which I found on YouTube:

Dumisani Maraire & Ephat Mujuru- Chemutengure:

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