Not exactly the type of music I listen to, but it's definitely something I respect. The natural harmony of the music is breathtaking, let alone the ancient technique used both in manufacturing and developing the instruments and the musical composition itself. The thing I like the most, however, is how traditional music like this is a beautiful example of how a culture can use art as a way of saving their heritage and sharing it with the new generations.
I love ethnic / cultural music. I'm always trying to turn my friends and family onto music like this. I don't expect everyone to go out and buy it like I do, but at the very least I enjoy sharing with people the fact that there is powerful and beautiful music in all forms all over the world. you don't have to recognize the instruments or relate to the society or even understand the lyrics to appreciate how awesome and universal the music itself is.
if you like that you should enjoy this:
similar musical composition and throat singing. it sounds like the kind of thing that inspired System Of A Down.
and then there's the music of the Tuareg people which I absolutely adore. listen to some of this and tell me you don't love it. I mean really listen to it. headphones on, eyes closed, volume way up. let it carry you away...
Tinariwen have played in my city and I met one of two of them before. I don't listen much to this music at all but it's nice. If you want a sort of Electronic version of this sort of music (I think the same instrument is used in this one I'll post as in the OP's video- anybody know the name of it? The weird one lol)..check Sphongle who would be influenced a lot by this sort of music.
I absolutely love Mongolian throat music (my name for it!) Going back many years now, there was a man busking this outside Hamburg Hauptbahnhof in the mid-90's.
What I like about it - apart from the mysterious vocals - is you sometimes catch a riff that could come straight from the American west. It's as if living on those wide open plains has seeped into both musical styles.
What I like about it - apart from the mysterious vocals - is you sometimes catch a riff that could come straight from the American west.
this is what I love about the Tuareg music I posted (Tinariwen and Bombino).
if you actually listen to it, then it won't take you very long at all to recognize how heavily it is influenced by American Delta blues and very early rock n' roll. not just because it's electric, but the riffs and chord progression are strongly akin to Delta blues of the Southern US and 60's rock from Northern Europe.
here, check out Carlos Santana getting down with Tinariwen @ Montreux. listen to that bass line!
This post has been edited by El_Diablo on Tuesday, Jun 12 2012, 22:39
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