Hawaiian Music History

April 21, 2016

Hawaiian music is a product of years of acculturation of different cultures and sounds, a wonderful melding of different Its history is as diverse as the history of its peoples. Hawaiians did not merely absorb music and instrument brought to the island. They adapted music based on how it their own traditional songs and chants. As a result, the Hawaiians have given the world the slack key guitar, the steel…

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Monsters of Folk Tickets – New Album Details

April 21, 2016

When you envision a band called Monsters of Folk, you probably don’t imagine a regular group of four unassuming guys who initially came together to jam tunes for fun. In truth, each member has found success in his own right. Their creative visions are products of their own musical projects like Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket and She and Him. So who are these elusive top dogs in the industry?…

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Music: What Makes Austria Tick

April 21, 2016

Among its many important contributions, music has constituted an important element of Austria’s and, particularly, Vienna’s, cultural life. Vienna has been and continues to be an important center of musical innovation. It is impossible to think about and discuss Austria without giving serious consideration to its long and profound musical presence in the history of Western music. Vienna’s position as a cultural center took hold in the early 1500s, with…

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Naija Music Videos – Watch and listen the Nigerian Songs

April 21, 2016

With the advent if the internet, multimedia has seen an unprecedented rise in distribution. There has been a whole new revolution in the way which music and other commercial forms of visual and audio entertainment is being brought door to door. Therefore, encouraged by the amazing range and scope of distribution of entertainment that is leading to great commercial successes, the commercial music industry has grown in many countries. Countries…

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The Balalaika, International Instrument With Russian Roots

April 21, 2016

Like a wedge of cheese, the balalaika is triangular in shape. A strum of the strings shows that this wooden instrument is not only unique in shape, but also unique in sound. It began as the main Russian folk music maker, but has since become a staple of ensembles all over the world. The actual timeframe of its origin is mysterious, but the 19th century is when jesters used the…

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Los Huasos Quincheros: Popularizing Chilean Folk Music for Decades

April 21, 2016

If you plan to learn Spanish in Chile, you won’t want to miss out on the local color, including wonderful folk music and dance. The music of Los Huasos Quincheros is a good place to start. Los Huasos Quincheros have produced a sound that embodies the spirit of traditional folk music. This band transcends the variations between Northern, Central, and Southern Chilean folk music, and creates something that all Chilean…

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