(via Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - ‘The musical voyages of Marco Polo’ - The Weekend Planet - ABC Radio National)
"What if the fabled traveller had himself been a creative musician?
Kyriakos Kalaitzidis’s imaginative ‘answer’ to that question is more interesting than just a set of ‘appropriate’ songs and tunes from various Eurasian places.
He leads a shifting international cast of virtuoso singers and players.
Marco Polo (1254-1324) was not China’s first European visitor, but European interest in ‘The East’ was greatly boosted by The Travels of Marco Polo
Kyriakos Kalaitzids is a Greek composer, scholar and oud virtuoso; he is best known as leader of En Chordais.
More than just an ensemble, En Chordais is also a research and educational project.
En Chordais seeks to promote ‘a collective cultural awareness’ and Greece as cultural crossroad, ‘a place of peaceful coexistence, cultural dialogue and rich heritage.’
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, of Greek ancestry.
This project’s core musicians are members of 2 ensembles-cum-institutions - En Chordais and Ensemble Constantinople.”

(via Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - ‘The musical voyages of Marco Polo’ - The Weekend Planet - ABC Radio National)

"What if the fabled traveller had himself been a creative musician?

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis’s imaginative ‘answer’ to that question is more interesting than just a set of ‘appropriate’ songs and tunes from various Eurasian places.

He leads a shifting international cast of virtuoso singers and players.

Marco Polo (1254-1324) was not China’s first European visitor, but European interest in ‘The East’ was greatly boosted by The Travels of Marco Polo

Kyriakos Kalaitzids is a Greek composer, scholar and oud virtuoso; he is best known as leader of En Chordais.

More than just an ensemble, En Chordais is also a research and educational project.

En Chordais seeks to promote ‘a collective cultural awareness’ and Greece as cultural crossroad, ‘a place of peaceful coexistence, cultural dialogue and rich heritage.’

Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, of Greek ancestry.

This project’s core musicians are members of 2 ensembles-cum-institutions - En Chordais and Ensemble Constantinople.”

lostinurbanism:

Tony Allen, Go Back featuring Damon Albarn

Tony Allen - Go Back

creatingfromculture:

Tinariwen - Tenhert

alldaymusic:

Currently listening to:
Tinariwen - Aman Iman (Water Is Life)
 on a foggy Wednesday morning

alldaymusic:

Currently listening to:

Tinariwen - Aman Iman (Water Is Life)


on a foggy Wednesday morning

lojomusic:

Très heureux de partager avec vous un fragment de ‘310  LUNES’, coffret collector qui sortira le 7 octobre 2014 !
Vivement …

jazzatlincolncenter:

2014-15 Season Opening Weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Photography by Frank Stewart 

jazzatlincolncenter:

Watch a Live Webcast of our Opening Weekend Concerts featuring Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdes, and Pedrito Martinez - October 18-20 at 8PM EST. 

"Welcome to the fascinating world of Violons Barbares…’Wind in the Steppe’ has a slow, foreboding energy, using gongs and other ancillary percussion to warn of a coming storm. ‘Djore dos’ is a traditional Bulgarian song about a madman knitting a multi-colored sock, which is more shouted than sung, the strings conveying the frenzy of the way I imagine a madman must knit." - RootsWorld http://ow.ly/Cavtx 
Saulem ai on iTunes: http://ow.ly/CauWU Amazon: http://ow.ly/CauJa

"Welcome to the fascinating world of Violons Barbares…’Wind in the Steppe’ has a slow, foreboding energy, using gongs and other ancillary percussion to warn of a coming storm. ‘Djore dos’ is a traditional Bulgarian song about a madman knitting a multi-colored sock, which is more shouted than sung, the strings conveying the frenzy of the way I imagine a madman must knit." - RootsWorld http://ow.ly/Cavtx 

Saulem ai on iTunes: http://ow.ly/CauWU Amazon: http://ow.ly/CauJa

(via Inside World Music: CD Review: Lo’Jo’s 2-CD ‘310 Lunes’)
"The French group, Lo’Jo, brings us a new double-disc release of instrumental world jazz, Balkan delights, and impressionistic displays of musical ingenuity on 310 Lunes. Though, the second disc, The International Courabou, was originally released in 1989. At any rate, the music is adventurous, suspenseful, cinematic, and easy-going. There is a bit of North America, Europe, and the Middle East in the release. The music is arranged by Renaud-Gabriel Pion with guests including Magic Malik, Roswell Rudd, Erik Truffaz, and Hasan Yarimdunia. There are even neo-classical influences that mimic soundtracks and scores of America’s early films from the 1940’s and 50’s. The second disc is more world fusion oriented with percussion and a contemporary rock beat. Still, there are neo-classical elements, but the vocals add another dimension to the music. As a set, the albums are dynamic and multi-dimensional with enough pizzazz to satisfy all world jazz aficionados."
Preorder the double-disc set 310 Lunes on Amazon: http://ow.ly/CarUc lojomusic

(via Inside World Music: CD Review: Lo’Jo’s 2-CD ‘310 Lunes’)

"The French group, Lo’Jo, brings us a new double-disc release of instrumental world jazz, Balkan delights, and impressionistic displays of musical ingenuity on 310 Lunes. Though, the second disc, The International Courabou, was originally released in 1989. At any rate, the music is adventurous, suspenseful, cinematic, and easy-going. There is a bit of North America, Europe, and the Middle East in the release. The music is arranged by Renaud-Gabriel Pion with guests including Magic Malik, Roswell Rudd, Erik Truffaz, and Hasan Yarimdunia. There are even neo-classical influences that mimic soundtracks and scores of America’s early films from the 1940’s and 50’s. The second disc is more world fusion oriented with percussion and a contemporary rock beat. Still, there are neo-classical elements, but the vocals add another dimension to the music. As a set, the albums are dynamic and multi-dimensional with enough pizzazz to satisfy all world jazz aficionados."

Preorder the double-disc set 310 Lunes on Amazon: http://ow.ly/CarUc lojomusic