Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun May 19th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Bob Brozman & Djeli Moussa Diawara “Kanun” from Ocean Blues (Melodie 2000) —Bob Brozman, a wonderful guitarist of very eclectic tastes, is here accompanying the African kora player Djeli moussa Diawara. This show is all about harpsBuy it!
Lamine Konte “Yasso” from La kora du Sénégal, vol. 2 : Chant et poésie d'Afrique noire —the Kora is a vertical harp found in west Africa. The best players are in Mali and Senegal. Lately it has been used for many non-traditional uses in the World Music mouvent, but was used for long ballads originally.Buy it!
Jeli Moussa Sissoko “Bamba Leje” from Ballaké (Kora Music From Mali) (Fuego 2010)Buy it!
Alhaji Bai Konte “Jato” from Kora Melodies from The Republic of the Gambia (Rounder 1998) —This recording was originally issued in 1973 on LP, and is worth looking upBuy it!
Máire Ní Chathasaigh “The Gander In The Pratie Hole / The Queen Of Rushes” from The New Strung Harp (Alcazar Records 1985) —We start the section on the Celtic harp with IrelandBuy it!
The Mulcahy Family “Martin Wynne's/Lad O'Beirnes” from The Mulcahy Family (Shanachie 2000) —here is the youngest of the Mulcahy daughters, Michelle with these hornpipesBuy it!
Sileas “The Pipers” from Beating Harps (Green Linnet 2006) —this group features 2 harps players - one on nylon-strung harp and one on wire strung harp.Mary MacMaster and Patsy SeddonBuy it!
Sileas “The Solos” from Beating Harps (Green Linnet 2006)Buy it!
Manfred Schuler, Evelin Feichtner “Hoch Tirol” from Mit Harfe Und Zither, Folge 1 (Bogner 1992) —another pocket of traditional harp playing in Europe is in southern Bavaria and the adjacent TirolBuy it!
Forstinninger Volksmusik “Oiwei Hängt's Net Auf Oa Seit'n” from Bairisches Saitenspiel (Tonomatic) —the title means "always hung up on a string" - a very unusual minor key tune in this area.Buy it!
Venezuelan Harpists “Apure Soy Tu Hijo” from Venezuelan Dance Music On Harp (Pan 2000) —the great "pocket" of traditional Harp playing is no small pocket at all, but parts of Mexico, Venezuela, and ParaguayBuy it!
Los Folkloristas “El cascabel” from Veracruz (Fonarte Latino SA de CV 2009) —from MexicoBuy it!
Brian Bowers “Battle Hymm of the Republic” from By Heart (Flying Fish 1984) —all you ever need to know about the autoharpBuy it!
Valyerii Garanin (vocal and gusli) “Dnyes' Hristos Rodilsya (Christ has been born)” from The Russian Land Songs ((self)) —played on Gusle - to play that you strum all the strings at once, damping the ones you don't want with the fingers of your other handBuy it!
Svetlitsa (Inna & Aalexander Kostrov, voice and gusle) “Iisuse moi Prelyubyezniy (O Jesus most Gentle)” from Teach me to love, O Lord ((self produced)) —I bought this astonishing CD from the musicians themselves, who I met in a folk architecture museum in Suzdal, northeast of MoscowBuy it!
Minna Raskinen “Sulakesottiisi” from Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 1990 (Brewhouse Music 1990) —almost the only recording I have of a small Finnish kantele played in the old style.Buy it!
Ulla Katajavuori “Shepherd's Polska” from Best of Kantele (Finlandia) —here the kantele is played in the newer "plucked" style, as opposed to the "strummed" style fo the previous exampleBuy it!
Biruta Ozoliņa “Apleik Kolnu Saule Tak” from Bolta Eimu (UPE www.upe.lv 1999) —one of my favorite Latvian songs of all time, showing what their version of the table harp - kokle - can doBuy it!
Laiksne “Alutiņ, Bāleliņ” from Putra (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2010) —Latvian dance music - this is a "folk revival" group with several great recordings out.Buy it!
Taai Taai “Opsasā” from SVIESTS IV (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2011) —several sizes of Kokles accompany this songBuy it!
Karineh Hovhanessian “Erzerumi shoror” from Music of Armenia: Kanon (Celestial Harmonies 1996) —the kanon (called kanun or kanonaki in neighboring areas) is a trapezoidal instrument with the strings stretched across bridges resting on fish-skin membranes. It has a complex system of tuning levers that make it very difficult to play, but it used onlyBuy it!
Ara Topouzian “2/4 Fantasy” from Near Eastern Ride (ARP 1996) —another Armenian cut, this time from Detroit-based Ara Topouzian's bandBuy it!
Petros Tambouris “Azizie” from Canonaki (FM) —two tracks now from the Greek tradition. This is an Island Syrto, performed here on Canonaki, Sandouri, and light percussionBuy it!
Nikos & Giasemi Saragouda “Ta Glyka Sou Heiloi” from Tragoudia Tis Smyrnis Kai Tis Polis (Athenaiki Diskografiki) —This is the most important traditional use of the canonaki - Urban music of the Rembetic or Smyrnaic tradition - urban Asia minorBuy it!
Akombaliha “Sanganehana” from Resting Place Of The Mists: New Valiha And Marovan Music from Madagascar (Shanachie 1996) —the last area with "table harps"/Plucked psaltery we will visit is Madagascar. Here they string bicycle spokes across the length of a large piece of Bamboo to make the Valiha, or on BOTH sides of a sound board to make the Marovany. Both are played vertiBuy it!
Lemaditsy “Mila Vola” from Resting Place Of The Mists: New Valiha And Marovan Music from Madagascar (Shanachie 1996) —this is more traditional music for this instrument (Marovany)Buy it!
Tiana & Sammy “Jijy Baohejy” from Resting Place Of The Mists: New Valiha And Marovan Music from Madagascar (Shanachie 1996) —The higher instrument here is the ValihaBuy it!
Monja (Gégé Monjamahafay, Marovany) “Gasy Mahay Mihano” from The Rough Guide To The Music Of Madagascar (World Music Network 2005)Buy it!
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