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 […]
musical poems saffron notes reverberate a sitar’s curved frets Kim M. Russell, 13th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1495 Kashmiri music, the music of Kashmir India Today we will are still in Asia and we are visiting and exploring the folk music of Kashmir in India. Chèvrefeuille tells us that the music composed […]
Imperial Court bowing to wind, string and drum butterflies take flight Kim M. Russell, 9th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1494 Gagaku, the traditional music of the Japanese Court We are still in Japan and exploring the oldest known traditional Japanese music, Gagaku, which is s court music, and includes songs, dances, and […]