gondoliers echo among the bridges and sighs colour and romance Kim M. Russell, 31st August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1509 Back to where we started … Italy Today is the final episode of our quest for folk music around the world and our journey ends in Italy.
Tag: A journey around the world
stone heads and conch shells reverberate with music stories of the past Kim M. Russell, 30th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1508 Easter Island’s music of the Rapa Nui In the penultimate episode of our quest for folk music, we have landed on Easter Island, the Polynesian island with hundreds of stone heads […]
a sultry tango thrilling friction of bodies breathless with passion Kim M. Russell, 28th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1506 Tango … passionate music from Argentina Today we are tangoing in Argentina.
natural rhythm beach and ocean percussion language of music Kim M. Russell, 27th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1505 Haku Mele, the music of Hawaii Today we are visiting Hawaii where , traditionally, music and dance was used to express praise, communicate genealogy and mythology, and accompany games, festivals and other secular events. […]
under a big sky a melting pot of cultures red, white and the blues Kim M. Russell, 24th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1504 America’s folk music We are nearing the end of August with only a week to go and today we’re being inspired by American folk music.
goddess of the deep creatures dive into the sea released from her hands Kim M. Russell, 23rd August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1503 The Music of the Inuit For today’s inspiration we have folk music from the Inuit, who live in the northern parts of Canada and Greenland. The song is called ‘Sedna’ […]
Canadian Love Story
a love lost in spring remains of summer mourning under northern stars Kim M. Russell, 22nd August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1502 The Star of Logy Bay, Canada Today we are leaving Iceland and travelling on to Canada, with inspiration from a Canadian folk song entitled ‘The Star of Logy Bay’.
Echoes of Ireland
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 […]
Food for the Soul
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.
Music from the Steppes
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.