We have an amazing TV show called “Rendez-Vous En Terre Inconnue”, in which one celebrity travel to a very isolated population somewhere on earth. It sounds like a very bad idea, but the production is actually very well done and everything is made to respect the culture of those people and not “invade them”. Once you see this show you will understand that it very different to all the other “travel” programs.
Anyway, this week they add a side-show of this program where they went back to this people to show them the movie made from the first trip. One of the population was the Korowaï living in West Papua, they live naked in the forest. The celebrity who went there is a singer. Four years ago she sang one of her song to them with a small guitar. Some of them cried, some of them were stunned and other said it was one the most beautiful thing they ever heard. It was the first time that they heard “western” music. Since this first trip they did not saw any other people. I realized that they had to wait a very long time to be able to feel again those precise emotions that only some songs can bring you.
It’s really hard for me to imagine that I would have to wait so long to hear again a song I loved. Most of the time I will rush to the web, buy the song and put it on repeat for few days. I checked my last fm charts and apparently this song is the one I listened the most for the past few years (Of course it doesn’t count my ipod and the CDs in the car and all the songs that haunted my teenage years)
136 times ! can’t believe it. And it’s not really my favorite song if I had to choose.
Take a look at your charts and enjoy your luck !
Another day, another terrible winter weather. It’s rainy, cold and with ice on the roads. Time to switch to funky mode and just to make sure let’s play some funk mixed with some voodoo music.
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band is the remedy to any bad day. How could you resist to afro beat, funky guitar, groovy horns, jungle sounds and spoken poetry. Anthony will not let you after 3min like most actual artists, he will make you dance for more than 6min ! Really good workout !
Let the joy come to you and Enjoy,
Last night I trusted my local venue with their selection of artists and once again I was not disappointed. I already knew Love Like Birds (see the post below) and enjoyed a lot her beautiful voice and the dreamy ambiance they gave us. But I had never heard of Dark Dark Dark and I have to say that I enjoyed their music a lot. Electric Banjo mixed with accordeon, trumpet, gospel voice and very present drum could be a weird set up but with them it came out great.
This song is my favorite from last night, as soon as they played the last note I felt the need to hear it again. It was on repeat all day today. Such a beautiful “slow jam”.
If you had to associate folk music to a country I’m pretty sure you would pick USA, but a lot of talented musician from other countries grew up with the melodies of Dylan, Young, Cash… Guess what? Now they want to play this music too. So Folk around the World is a recurring feature to make you travel while listening to some amazing artists.
Third Stop: Belgium
Elke De Mey is a young musician from Belgium, playing some great dark intimistic folk. On her website you can read that “For a while she has been playing as Love Like Birds for anyone who cares to listen, and with a fast growing number of fans it became time for a self-titled EP.” How could you not care to listen such beautiful melodies.
BUY: Love Like Birds
It’s that time of the year where every blogs post their “albums of the years”/”songs of the years” playlists. I was going through my library to prepare my own list and I realized that I could already put one album in the 2013 playlist. With this single already out I just know that the new Typhoon’s album, White lighter, will be very good. Common Sentiments has all the elements that made me fall in love with their music.
Let the horns and drums guide you this Sunday and Enjoy,
I’m not a big fan of christmas music. For me this time of the year is more associated to Jazz. Today we got our first snow so to get in the mood I played this wonderful live show with a cup of hot chocolat. Perfect mix !
I want to thanks @Fuzzpony for sharing a great December mix (link at the end of the post) and for making me re-discover Lucy Rose. I’m pretty sure Songfortheday introduced me to this song in a post earlier this year, but somehow I forgot about this song until now. It will be on repeat for the next few days to repare that mistake.
First part of the song is beautiful and would make a great song by itself. But then you get this amazing crescendo, with so much energy… kind of orgasmic.
Fuzzpony December Mix