Posted Wed May 05, 2010 04:12 PM
Here is a beautiful erhu (two-stringed traditional instrument) ballad. Listen for when the tempo picks up and the dramatic interplay between piano and erhu
and this, perhaps the most celebrated sarod (subcontinental Indo-Pak strnged instrument with sympathetic strings, which resonate after other strings are played) master
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Ustad is a title given for masters and well-respected people.
Just like jazz and blues, Subcontinental music is based on improvised dialouge using certain tonalities. Listen to around the 5:50 mark where Ustad Amjad begins to play a melody, a "call" or "question" and his understudy responds with an answer, usually mimicking the melody, rhythm or both. Tabla (percussion) does the same in usnison with the second sarod
Posted Wed May 05, 2010 04:59 PM
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Posted Wed May 05, 2010 09:16 PM
Posted Wed May 05, 2010 10:44 PM
I would venture to say that a lot of current Mexican and Latinamerican performers still perfrom traditional folk songs, not fused with modern sounds. Here's a tremendous example
Posted Thu May 06, 2010 02:52 AM
Posted Thu May 06, 2010 07:46 AM
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Posted Thu May 06, 2010 08:44 AM
It's very pretty!
Here's one. It's North African Gnawa music. Gnawa music is rooted in Sub-Sarahan, Arab and other traditions.