Happy 2013! Muziekfeest zonder grenzen: zeven uur exotisch grooven!


Ga 2013 in met lekkere, dansbare wereldmuziek, aan elkaar gemixt door diverse DJ’s voor de Concertzender, via deze link direct te beluisteren+speellijst! Een feest zonder grenzen, zeven (!) uur achter elkaar, inclusief de beste grooves van 2012! Enjoy & Happy 2013!

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My Top 10 of World Music releases 2012

01. Shankar Tucker – The Shrutibox (Vol.2)
02. Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route – Borderlands, Music of Central Asia, Vol. 10
03. Ebo Taylor – Appia Kwa Bridge
04. Debashish Bhattacharya – Madeira
05. Alex Wilson – Salsa Veritas
06. Kala Ramnath – Aavartan
07. Blue Flamingo – A Search for CMS
08. Estrella Morente – Autorretrato
09. Saskia Rao de Haas – The Indian Cello
10. The Touré-Raichel Collective – The Tel Aviv Session

I also published this list at Concertzender’s weblog, where you can find 2012 world music top 10 lists by other afficionados.
What were your highlights among new releases in 2012? Let me know, I’d love to hear about it!

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The enchanting guitar playing of ‘Django’ virtuoso Sébastien Giniaux

Sébastien Giniaux is a marvellous french virtuoso guitarist. Absolutely brilliant. He plays all ‘the right notes’, does all the right timing, improvises with great imagination, knows exactly how to give the right feel to a piece and he incorporates in his compositions an interesting range of influences, varying from Balkan to Mali and from Classical to Gypsy Jazz/Jazz Manouche. This introduction to his latest album – ‘Mélodie des Choses’ – features some of his inspired playing with fellow musicians.

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From the Peter van Hoboken Collection : beautiful S. Balachander veena recital-folder from the sixties

Earlier today I published a short message on great footage – published on YouTube – of veena player S. Balachander. In addition to this I thought it’d be nice to show a folder used for one of his concerts in the sixties.

Front- and backpage of the veena recital-brochure (click on the picture to enlarge, twice for extra large)

I found this beautiful veena recital-brochure in the Peter van Hoboken papers at Radio Netherlands, a small, but very fine collection I try to write about now and then.

Inside pages of the veena recital-brochure (click on the picture to enlarge, twice for extra large)

I don’t know how Van Hoboken did get this folder, but it seems to me it was either sent to him or he visited a concert of veena maestro S. Balachander himself. Neither the date, nor the location of the concert recital are mentioned, but I guess it was used to inform an audience in India, since the folder was printed in Madras.

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De Concertzender: muziek van topkwaliteit uit alle periodes en alle richtingen!

Voor elk wat wils bij de Concertzender. Zoals de kraan water geeft, zo geeft de Concertzender muziek. Muziek van topkwaliteit uit alle periodes en richtingen. Kijk maar es naar onderstaande promo.

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Wereldmineralen 4 Nov. 2010 : great tracks from new world music releases

For Concertzender‘s broadcast on thursday 4th of November 2010 at 19.00 PM I’ve produced (including all mixing and editing) another edition of world music programme Wereldmineralen. You can listen via cable in many areas of Holland or otherwise via internet worldwide and after broadcast you can listen on demand via this page.


Natacha Atlas at Roots Open Air 2009 in Amsterdam (photo by Pieter de Rooij)


Souad Massi at Roots Open Air 2009 in Amsterdam (photo by Pieter de Rooij)

The programme features recent album releases: If the rains come first by American singer/songwriter Somi, African Revolution by reggaesinger Tiken Jah Fakoly from Ivory Coast, Sinta Wullur‘s gamelan-raga project Indi Go with dutch ensemble Multifoon, Mounqaliba by Belgian-British Middle East-singer Natacha Atlas, Jamm by Cheikh Lo from Senegal and O Houria by Algerian singer Souad Massi. A not to be missed selection of these albums’ best tracks!

Playlist:

Titel: Enganjyani
Tijdsduur: 05’19
Uitvoerende: Somi
Componist: Somi, David Gilmore, Michele Locatelli
Album: If The Rains Come First
Label en Jaar: Obliq Sound 823889910921 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Maybe Then
Tijdsduur: 06’08
Uitvoerende: Somi
Componist: Somi, Herve Sambe
Album: If The Rains Come First
Label en Jaar: Obliq Sound 823889910921 ; P en C 2010

Titel: African Revolution
Tijdsduur: 04’11
Uitvoerende: Tiken Jah Fakoly
Componist: Tiken Jah Fakoly, Jonathan Quarmby,Thomas Naim
Album: African Revolution
Label en Jaar: Wrasse Records Wrass275 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Je Ne Veux Pas Ton Pouvoir
Tijdsduur: 03’23
Uitvoerende: Tiken Jah Fakoly
Componist: Tiken Jah Fakoly, Jeanne Cherhal
Album: African Revolution
Label en Jaar: Wrasse Records Wrass275 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Laisse Moi M’Exprimer
Tijdsduur: 02’46
Uitvoerende: Tiken Jah Fakoly
Componist: Tiken Jah Fakoly, Mr. Toma
Album: African Revolution
Label en Jaar: Wrasse Records Wrass275 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Transformaties #2
Tijdsduur: 06’26
Uitvoerende: Ensemble Multifoon
Componist: Sinta Wullur
Album: Indi Go
Label en Jaar: PAN Records PAN 9902 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Transformaties #3
Tijdsduur: 04’13
Uitvoerende: Ensemble Multifoon
Componist: Sinta Wullur
Album: Indi Go
Label en Jaar: PAN Records PAN 9902 ; P en C 2010

Titel: River Man
Tijdsduur: 05’38
Uitvoerende: Natacha Atlas
Componist: Nick Drake ; Arr.by S. Bishai
Album: Mounqaliba
Label en Jaar: World Village WVF479048 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Mounqaliba
Tijdsduur: 03’38
Uitvoerende: Natacha Atlas
Componist: Natacha Atlas, S. Bishai
Album: Mounqaliba
Label en Jaar: World Village WVF479048 ; P en C 2010

Titel: La Nuit Est Sur La Ville
Tijdsduur: 03’35
Uitvoerende: Natacha Atlas
Componist: Francoise Hardy ; Arr. By S. Bishai
Album: Mounqaliba
Label en Jaar: World Village WVF479048 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Bourama
Tijdsduur: 04’24
Uitvoerende: Cheikh Lo
Componist: Cheikh Lo
Album: Jamm
Label en Jaar: World Circuit WCD084 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Ne Parti Pas
Tijdsduur: 04’08
Uitvoerende: Cheikh Lo
Componist: Cheikh Lo
Album: Jamm
Label en Jaar: World Circuit WCD084 ; P en C 2010

Titel: All Remains To Be Done
Tijdsduur: 04’52
Uitvoerende: Souad Massi
Componist: Souad Massi
Album: O Houria
Label en Jaar: Universal Music 517 ; P en C 2010

Titel: Let Me Be In Peace (one take version)
Tijdsduur: 02’56
Uitvoerende: Souad Massi, feat. Paul Weller
Componist: Souad Massi
Album: O Houria
Label en Jaar: Universal Music 517 ; P en C 2010

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Natacha Atlas releases new album ‘Mounqaliba’ in September 2010

Natacha Atlas is a great singer. I remember her solo debut album ‘Diaspora’ was one of my favourites in 1994. Through the years she made a lot of other great albums and now there’s a new one on its way, to be released in September.
I look forward to the release of Mounqaliba, where – as is explained in the video below – she explores links between Western classical music and Arabic classical music, ‘blending Middle Eastern, African and European sounds. Mounqaliba features new songs written in classical Arabic by Atlas and collaborator Samy Bishai, who learned violin from Russians and Armenians in Egypt. Atlas’ multicultural background – half Moroccan/Egyptian/Palestinian and half British and largely raised in Belgium – plays out in her genre-bending music, with its appreciation of Western electronic music and pop alongside a thorough grounding in Arabic musical traditions. For the new record, Altas had ambitious intentions: “What I hope I have achieved is to match the lyricism of classical music with the inherent poetry of Arabic… To create a melange of ideas and examined opposites.” Mounqaliba will release 21 September via Six Degrees Records.’ (quoted text from: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/30/2992535/riff-report-new-music-this-week.html#ixzz0yE48cYHU )


Natacha Atlas explains about the upcoming release of Mounqaliba


One of Natacha Atlas’ lovely dance hits, Mon Amie La Rose

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Indiase muziek: recensies van Pieter de Rooij uit 2009

Mijn recensies uit 2009 in het blad Mixed met betrekking tot Indiase muziek. Besproken worden:
* Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia – An audience with
* Pushparaj Koshti – Surbahar
* Rahul Sharma – Santoor
* Rajan and Sajan Misra – Benares
* Kalapini Komkali – Sacred Breath
* Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas – Rishte
Klik op de foto -en daarna nog enkele keren om verder te vergroten- om de recensies te lezen.

mixed-2009-reviews

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