Tag Archives: Traditional

Daily Discovery: Atine – Ey Tir

Daily Discovery: Atine – Ey Tir

Enjoy ‘Ey Tir (Les coeurs sont ta cible)’, the new video by Paris-based ensemble Atine.   The group is formed by five Iranian musicians, currently living in France, who are re-arranging traditional Persian music employing Arabic, flamenco, jazz and baroque influences. Back in November, they released their debut album Parisienne...
Daily Discovery: uKhoiKhoi  – Concerts SA

Daily Discovery: uKhoiKhoi – Concerts SA

Ukhoikhoi are a multimedia and multilingual “indigenous-electro” duo from Johannesburg, formed by multi-instrumentalist & composer Yogin Sullaphen, and vocalist & performing artist Anelisa Stuurmana.   Employing opera and praise poetry, and using a variety of traditional and contemporary instruments, they create their “unique afro-futuristic sound that is rooted in the...
Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]
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Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]

Acoustic is a rootsy reimagining of Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s 2017 album Mogoya, but where Mogoya used a palette of beats and synths, Acoustic says more with less.  Opening with ‘Kamelemba’, a song of counsel warning women away from sweet talkers and playboys, Oumou’s majestic voice converses with the jittery...