August 23, 2008

An echo of the spheres

Cleansing the undertaking this evening, so to speak, with the amazing voice of Salif Keita (interview) The track's called Folon. (This version has subtitles translating the words too, though I would rather just listen to the voice, even without understanding what he is saying.)




Next is Cape Verde's Cesaria Evora - the Queen of mornas - singing Mar de Canal.




And last but not least, one group that I hope to see live some day - Tinariwen, playing here with Carlos Santana!



Lots of music from Africa on idamawatu's channel on youtube.
--
Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. ~Henry Ward Beecher

There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
~Lord Byron

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