• Needed

    Dic 6 2010, 8:14 di i_m_in_hiding

    This is a list of stuff I really don't find (even on Soulseek). If you're nice enough to share what you have, please ping me, and we'll make a deal! :) Remember, property is theft!

    A Certain Ratio:
    -> Mind Made Up

    AC Acoustics:
    -> Victory Parts / The Silver Echo and The Golden Echo

    -> Live at the Royal Albert Hall

    Al Bano:
    -> Al Bano
    -> Buon Natale 2008

    Al Bano Carrisi:
    -> Il Piu' Bel Regalo di Natale
    -> Natale Con al Bano
    -> Recital at the Festival: The Golden Orpheus 75
    -> The Great Italian Songbook

    Alejandra Guzmán:
    -> Alejandra Guzman
    -> Alejandra Guzmán en Vivo
    -> Sexy

    Alex Lloyd:
    -> Alex Lloyd/Other Side

    All About Eve:
    -> Live at Union Chapel

    Ana Popovic:
    -> Can You Stand The Heat

    And One:
    -> Zeit für Die Zukunft

    Andres Cepeda:
    -> Andres Cepeda

    Andrew W.K.:
    -> Damn! The Mixtape, Vol. 1

    Antonello Venditti:
    -> Cada Instante

    Apres La Classe:
    -> Luna Park On Tour: Live 2008
  • Gypsy (Roma) ethnical groups (complete)

    Mar 9 2007, 16:50 di VadaniaFlame

    This is a part number two of my journal about Gypsies (Roma). I hope that it will not make you dizzy, but there are really many, MANY Roma communities and it’s quite hard to present them clearly, especially because their names vary and even the same name could be used accordingly to two or more drastically distinct groups. This is not going to be absolutely complete list of Roma communities – this is not a task for one life, but it consists of the most important, significant and interesting groups. Believe me or not but they are many and you’ll find it during reading.

    If you want me to describe some other ones – just let me know and I will try to do my best to help you. OK, now I’m going to do the rest: sth about Roma culture (and music of course) that will be presented in part three.

    Anyway, have a nice reading and let me know if you like it or have any questions.

    There are about 8-10 million Roma people nowadays. More precise estimations are not possible…
  • "Jóvenes flamencos": how it happenned, what it brought to us

    Feb 4 2007, 14:01 di Nillo86

    Back at the time when I wrote this post inspired by Ketama, Barewires asked me to develop on the subject. I have made an attempt to structure my memories from 10 years ago, when I fell in love with flamenco. And this is what this post will be about, and I will not pretend to give accurate details such as dates and so on. For real flamenco history, I recommend that you visit sites such as this one http://www.esflamenco.com/enindex.html or many others that you will find easily by typing the word in any search engine.

    The revolution of what in the nineties got the name of "Jóvenes Flamencos" is nothing but a natural evolution of traditional flamenco music exposed to other western music styles, which peak took place in the 90`s.

    I discovered flamenco with the film "Flamenco" by film maker Carlos Saura. I strongly recommend it to understand how it all happened and, what follows in the post really can be seen there, together with dancing, essential for full understanding of this genre.
  • About Ketama and the Jóvenes Flamencos

    Dic 9 2006, 22:23 di Nillo86

    Today, I ran into Ketama's Flor De Lis while doing some shuffle playing in my iTunes. It is great to play your library random so that old reliques suddenly light a spark inside your memories which bring you back to special moments of your life.

    Such special time was that of what was then called

    Jóvenes Flamencos, which took place of course in Spain in second half of the 90's after all the prework done by Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla. The capital of Spain, Madrid, was then vibrating with an endless count of young flamencos (Jóvenes Flamencos) such as Potito, Duquende, Jorge Pardoonly to mention a few.

    All of them could be spotted out in the bars of Calle Echegaray; Cardamomo, La Boca del Lobo, and Los Gabrieles, or at late time of night at what I would call the most authentic Flamenco bar in Madrid, El Candela. What a great time for the Spanish music. was then enjoying the fantastic, unavoidable process of stretching its roots to new types of music to reveal a…
  • World-music mashup

    Lug 6 2006, 4:29 di talking_animal

    This track (De la noche a la manana) has everything. There are intense, passionate vocals in Spanish that kind of remind me of Rachid Taha, a guy clapping the whole song long a la Steve Reich, and even a kora solo by guest star (on this track at least) the inimitable Toumani Diabate. See also Ketama and Jose Soto.