Easter Island

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 […]

Haku Mele

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. […]

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 […]