Travel With Your Ears™...Let The Music Take You Places

Sounds and Rhythms of the World

Travel With Your Ears™ emblematic video: Haka Nini by Matato'a from Rapa Nui island, Chile

 

 

 

The music from your travels, the music that makes you want to travel...The best of World Music to dance, chill, relax or muse...with background info on the places from where the music comes from, where to listen to it live, where to get it for keeps, and how to get there. Travel With Your Ears first, then let the music take you there...follow me on a musical and visual journey which I guarantee will be filled with beautiful images, sounds, melodies and rhythms that I hope will inspire and influence your decisions for your next travels!

 

It is my pleasure to invite you to check the pages with informative content and to click on the many videos, playlists, individual songs and plentiful links that will guide you and allow you to go deeper into your auditory adventure through the music and places of our World. Thank you for your support in this endeavour, please spread the word by sharing and recommending. Visit often as I will be regularly adding music, playlists, videos and content to the site...

 

Launched on 28 July 2016, content is step by step being added, so please bookmark to revisit as often as you want, play a video at a time, listen to the playlists at work or on your commute, check the contents, follow the links, and most of all, enjoy the music by all the talended artists from around the World festured here...Peace!

 

  CELEBRATING AMERICA

 

 

 

'America' has been much in the news lately, but often people confuse 'America' with the 'United States of America'. America is a land that stretches from the tip of Greenland in the north to the tip of Patagonia in the south. It's a land where the vast majority of its people are immigrants or fully or partially descendants of immigrants. Same came long ago to conquer and plunder, some were brought to the continent by force, some came looking for fortune, some came to escape famine, poverty, war or persecution, but the vast majority were not invited by its original inhabitants, those who had stumbled on the continent some 16 to 20 thousand years ago and had made it home for most of these times.

So when anyone in America, and particularly in the USA, talks about protecting borders, values, culture or ethnicity, they should ask themselves if they are the natives of these lands, or if them or their ancestors were not at some point entering illegally, bringing in new values, alien cultures and foreign ethnicities to this continent.

Because of its recent past, because people from the whole world have made America their home and because the prosperity and development of the continent come from usurped land and forced labour, it is incumbent on Americans to be opened to newcomers, to new cultures, different values, mixing of ethnicities; and for those more prosperous, to be generous and willing to work towards repairing the ills of the past from which their present wellbeing and privileges derive.

From a cultural, and particularly musical, point of view, America is a gold mine of diversity, of richness of sounds that have blended into the myriad music styles from indigenous, to imported, to inspired by diversity.

While America is now struggling with a nasty virus, an economic crisis and a better understanding of its past and of the legacy of that past, let us celebrate the musical diversity of the continent and the talent of its artists!

 

 

MUSIC DURING CONFINEMENT : CHECK HERE FOR WORLD MUSIC VIDEOS MADE BY MUSICIANS DURING OR ABOUT CONFINEMENT. THE WORLD MAY HAVE STOPPED, BUT MUSIC GOES ON...

World Music Video Wall

 

 

Song For The Sacred Elements, a chant in gratitude to Mother Earth by Chenoa Egawa and Alex Turtle from the Land of America

 

 

El Baile Del Kkoyaruna, a tale about migration, tradition and identity by Pascuala Ilabaca and Fauna from Chile

 

 

La Danza Del Petrolero, in an outdoor performance by the pioneers of the Amazonian Cumbia, Los Wembler's De Iquitos from Peru

 

 

Tu Me Estas Matando, a melodious Bachata in simple settings by Joan Soriano from the Dominican Republic

 

 

Pajarrillo Enamorado, a traditional folk song on the guitar by the Dueto Dos Rosas from Mexico

 

 

Wistu Vida, a lively Tinku from the Altiplano by the group Valeno from landlocked Bolivia

 

 

Nam Dai Beeh, a song from a former Dutch colony on the fringes of the Amazon, by Scrappy W from Suriname

Featured World Reggae on the Wall

A couple of irie Reggae clips from out there...

 

 

Novo Dia, a continental collaboration by Ponto Do Equilibrio from Brazil and The Congos from Jamaica

 

 

Sky Is The Limit, cool reggae vibes by the Californian group Rebelution from the United States of America

^ Follow me on Spotify for access to all my themed playlists...hit Shuffle for best experience

Spotify playlist of music from all countries and genres (select Shuffle on your player). For full playlist, go to my profile and play the World Music Chill & Dance party list ...enjoy exploring!

 

What's inside Travel With Your Ears, the website for World Music and Travel ...

 

The one behind the scene..

 

Background about how and why I decided to create this site born of my twin passions for Travel and World Music...

About this website...

 

The objectives of this website and how it aspires to inspire music and travel lovers to follow their ears... 

Travel & Music page...

 

Your first stop in the journey, with info on the featured countries, travel tips, videos and music...

All on World Music

Musicians, instruments, musical genres, concerts, festivals and news about the World of World Music

All things Travel

Travel news and tips, interesting places, hot destinations, new openings, must do and must see lists

Stuff from the World

The place to shop for textiles, handicrafts, products, produce, music and other stuff from the World...

Beyond this Website

Links on travel info, tips, music, culture and food, of featured countries and on services offered...

Click on the images below to get to the music and start your audio travels ... ˇ

World Music for Itchy Feet

Move your body and get on the dance floor

World Music for the Senses

Chill, relax and enjoy beautiful sounds

World Music for the Brain

Explore authentic music traditions

World Reggae Music

Reggae rhythms from all over the world

World Ethno Pop Music

What they party, listen and dance to out there

Find also the video playlists on YouTube 

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