icy sea billows aroused by the southern winds seagulls and rimur Kim M. Russell, 21st August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1501 Rimur, folk music from Iceland Today we are in Iceland on our quest folk music around the world. Chèvrefeuille tells us that the music of Iceland can be traced back to the […]
mournful uilleann pipes drift down from misty mountains rain and tradition Kim M. Russell, 20th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1500 Where the rivers flow, Irish folkmusic In today’s journey on the folk music quest, we are travelling to Ireland, where I lived at the beginning of the 1980s and where my daughter […]
a distant refuge music is the only food for a homesick soul Kim M. Russell, 17th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1499 Food for The Soul, music from Afghanistan Today we are being inspired by folk music from Afghanistan.
wild open landscape sighs ancestral overtones an erupting soul Kim M. Russell, 15th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1498 Music from the steppes Today, on our journey around the world on a quest for folk music, we are visiting Mongolia and listening to throat singing.
in high altitudes song and dance keeps out the chill lu notes resonate Kim M. Russell, 15th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1497 Music of the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet. In this episode we are off to Tibet. Chèvrefeuille tells us that Tibet has a rich history in music. He says that the Lama […]
lilting Tagore songs sparkle with a strange beauty hot Bengali nights Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1496 Rabindra Sangeet, the music of Bengal Another episode in India brings us to Bengal and a kind of music that has only words written by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), music known as Rabindra […]
the current of clouds upside down in the river finding their way home Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2018 My daily response to Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018 Finding the Way The last haiku of Carpe Diem’s traditional seasonal retreat: a period of 30 days in which the goal is to write a daily haiku […]