Friday, January 26, 2007
The sounds of the world (.....)

"....World music is Israeli reggae and Japanese klezmer. It's rock and roll from the Sahara and flamenco with a hip-hop breakbeat; it's digital bossa nova and Irish sean nos with an African pulse. It's downhome country music from someone else's country and smooth, urban R&B from the mega-cities of the Southern Hemisphere. It's cowboy music from Venezuela and Persian classical music from L.A. It's music that transcends borders....."

National Geographic has just opened a new chapter on their known information contents. This time, they have turned themselves into music, into ........ world music.

From Fado to Bossa Nova, from Klezmer to Zouk, from Hip-Hop to Rumba, we are taken into the sounds and sights of artists such as Amalia Rodrigues, Dead Combo, Mariza, Waldemar Bastos, Bonga, Tom Ze, Otto, Cibelle, Caetano Veloso, Bebel Gilberto, Bau, Cesaria Evora, Tito Paris, Wazimbo, Mabulu and Ze Manel, among many others.

Featured countries include Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Portugal, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.


posted by SKL @ 6:32 PM  
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