(More) World Music for the Brain

Intriguing, traditional, authentic and often raw sounds that are windows on different cultures of the world and their fascinating forms of musical expression...Folklore, ethno-musical recordings, tribal music or simply the more authentic and traditional sounds of our world, in playlists, tunes or videos to be enjoyed with curious ears...

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Song Of The Falklands, the unofficial anthem of the British Falkland Islands,or Malvinas, a remote British outpost close to South America

 

 

Orphan's Lament, a haunting overtone singing melody by famous group Huun Huur Tu from the Tuvan Republic in Russia

 

 

The Unbeatable Warrior Stick Dance, folklore from the Marshall Islands in Micronesia

 

 

Jeebul Jeebul by Taj Buldei, a Balochi folk song from the Eastern Balochistan region of Pakistan

 

 

Deye Mon, a folk song in Creole by Mr Ives and Friends from the Caribbean island of St Lucia

 

 

Friends of Bambouty by El Tambura from Egypt, a collective of musicians aiming at preserving old folk melodies

 

 

Baile Do Monte by the Grupo De Folclore Monte Verde from the island of Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal

 

 

Tu Pucine Raudonasai, a traditional men's folk song by Ugniavijas from Lithuania

 

 

A folk dance by the Ensemble Sharatin from the breakaway Republic of Abkhasia in the Caucasus region of Georgia

 

 

A traditional song by Sarah Marzouk from the Afro-Arab community in the Middle Eastern Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

An otherwordly 8-part polyphony from the Bunun aboriginal people of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan

 

 

A Bale Ndikuwuzeni by Gasper Nali from Malawi, on his unique home made Babatoni multi-instrument

 

 

Traditional folk songs from Ossetia, now divided into separatist South Ossetia and North Ossetia as a region of Georgia

 

 

A traditional song by Ouleya Mint Amartichitt from Mauritania, one of the powerful female voices out of Africa

 

 

An harmonious showcase of different styles of instrumental folk music from Bangladesh

 

 

Live performance of traditional Sawt Oud music from the oil rich nation of Kuwait

 

 

Tozvireva Tingaputike Neshungu, a powerful and spiritual song on the M'bira thumb piano by Mbira DzeNharira from Zimbabwe

 

 

Hellebore / Too Late To Sleep by Flemish folk group Naragonia from Belgium

 

 

Kandia Denke by Sekouba Kandia Kouyate from Guinea, in a tribute to his famous musician father Sory Kandia

 

 

Dum Mast Qalandar Mast Mast by the late legendary Qawwali master and World Music starNusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan

 

 

Sao Tome Terra Mae by Puita Atlantico, sensual folklore from the tiny African island nation of Sao Tome E Principe

 

 

Travail by Frederick Samara from Tchad, a self sufficient musician delivering folklore inspired songs with social messages

 

 

El Layl Zehi a Sufi song by famous singer, composer, oud player and versatile performer Lotfi Bouchnak from Tunisia

 

 

A traditional Batuco by old time singer N'toni Denti d'Oru from the African island republic of Cabo Verde

 

 

Madam Baya by Lespri Ravann from Mauritius in a traditional style of 'typique' Sega music using only percussion and accoustic instruments

 

 

Il Bambinu u l-Budaj - Il-Bamboccu by Frans Casha from the Mediterranean island of Malta, singing a ghana traditional song

 

 

Out of this world drumming by master drummer Nii Okai Aryeetey from Ghana, also a teacher of the art...

 

 

Traditional Bedouin Music from Jordan, performed live and authentic under windy conditions...feels like being there!

 

 

Si Tatico Se Levanta by El Prodigio from the Dominican Republic, with a raw and 'typical' folk version of Merengue

 

 

Tris Elies Dje Mian Domatan by Michalis Terlikkas from the island of Cyprus

 

 

Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu by Gouda Traditional Music from Ghana, performeing the acoustic version of a song by K. Frimpong

 

 

Fontomfom, a traditional ritualistic dance and music from the Asante people of Ghana, performed during the King's funeral

 

 

Four songs and dances by the Toelegu Pan Pipers from Solomon Islands, where missionaries introduced the bamboo band tradition

 

 

Pal' Lereo Pabla, Pa La Cuna Yaya by Bulla Y Tambo from Colombia, a mournful Bullerengue from the Caribbean coast

 

 

Kohomba Kankariya, a traditional ritual dance from the Kandy region of Sri Lanka

 

 

Alaminadura by the late legendary Taraf singer Bi Kidude from  Zanzibar in Tanzania, still singing up to her late 90s

 

 

Ancient Kai Song by Altai Kai from the Tuva Republic in Russia, with shamanistic inspired drumming and enigmatic overtone singing

 

 

Island Gal Sally by the Count Lashers Seven, performing an old style traditional Mento music from Jamaica

 

 

Iz-Zaqqieq, a traditional Ghana folkloric song on the guitar from the enigmatic island of Malta

 

 

Bandari traditional music from South Iran by Tika Music Ensemble from Iran

 

 

Alash by Alash Ensemble, award winning throat singing group from Tuva, Russia

 

 

Lam Lao, a traditional and authentic Morlum song from Laos, a style more often heard now in its modern version

Kay Kojon, a soulful throat singing tune by Altai Kai from the Altai Republic in Russia

Yoruba singer and dancers from Erin-Osun in Western Nigeria, singing songs of praise and dancing to the beat of Bata drummers

Zaouli Dance from Ivory Coast, a masked dance from the Guro people of central Ivory Coast

Ru Con by Hoang Ngoc Bich from Vietnam, in a solo performance on the Vietnamese Dan Bau string instrument

Karşılaşınca by Abdurehim Heyit, a Uyghur master of the 2 stringed Persian Dutar, from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China

El Rapto, a Spanish inspired traditional dance and musical folklore from Nicaragua

Rain by the Faran Ensemble from Israel, digging into rich Eastern musical roots

Eamifamut (Ancient Forces) by Sami folk singer Berit Margrethe Oskal from Finland

Tihar Bayatin by Tartit from Mali, entrancing music from the fringes of the Sahara desert

Che Kamba Resa Jajai by Hilarión Correa from Paraguay, singing in Spanish peppered Guarani, one of the country's two official languages

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