I found this while researching versions of Amari Szi Amari and really like this one. I can’t find out anything more about the band as Google brings up nothing, but this is one of the best versions I’ve heard – a lot of spunk to the playing and some great solo’s with “stoppy bits” to […]
The Balanescu Quartet is led by Romanian virtuoso violinist and composer Alexander Balanescu. With an eye toward pushing the limits of a contemporary string quartet, Balenscu has collaborated with Lounge Lizard John Lurie, Jack de Johnette, Ornette Coleman, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, David Byrne, the Pet Shop Boys, Spiritualized, Kate Bush, Pina Bausch and Kraftwerk. […]
Send me a couple of paragraphs about the band, a photo or a link to a photo and link to Soundcloud / Facebook page etc. and I’ll feature it here. It doesn’t matter what style of music, as long as it would be classed as World or Folk music! Send me an email with the […]
I always thought Banjo’s were a dangerous weapon and now I know they can do more than harm your ears!
When I used to live in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, I used to always get hassled about playing Piano Accordion. It’s not surprising seeing as Canberra is culturally dead compared to somewhere like Melbourne (sorry to my friends still living there). But since moving to Melbourne, every time someone asks what I play, they seem […]
I was watching a Youtube video by the Czech band Bezobratri playing live at a festival and there was a guy in the audience who reminded me just about every festival I’ve performed at. They’re harmless enough, but in their youth they took one too many trips or were just born “off with the fairies”. […]
It’s a sad fact that many manufactured pop tartlets use auto-tune to hide their lack of talent (I’m actually lucky that I play an instrument that doesn’t have any changeable intonation – though some would say the Accordion is permanently out of tune). Today’s funny is about those who rely on auto-tune to earn their […]
An old adage ‘Music knows no boundaries’…and Shankar is probably the most appropriate example for this. Not to be limited to any style,category or genre, he has teamed up successfully with some of worlds most extraordinary Talent and has been an integral part of Bands like Remember Shakti ,SILK, Mynta…etc. His works are not bound […]
If you live in Australia and like folk or world music I’m sure you’ve heard of the National Folk Festival. They’ve just released early-bird tickets for the 2013 festival, so now’s the time to get in and buy them at a discount from the full ticket price. See more at the Folk Festival Website here.
I saw this cartoon and it reminded me of how many times I’ve quoted on a gig and been told that it’s too expensive. Sure a lot of bands raise the price for a wedding, but we’ve never done that and to be told that $1000 for a 5 piece band for 3 hours entertainment […]