"World Music" Personal Page by Jim_Eliason
I have always been a music lover. I like great music regardless of the style. One of the joys of travelling I have found is to find new musicians that due to language or other cultural barriers are not knwon outside their own countries. Here are a few of my favorites.
I have to give credit to VT Member Jennifer Chin for inspiring this page with her own music pages.
Her music was a little far out to me until I heard Vespertine. This CD is really a masterpiece of classic/electronic fusion. You can honestly say there is nobody out there that sounds even remotely like Bjork.
This is a Mexico's premier rock band. I suggest checking out their new greatest hits CD's SOl or Luna.
For a sample check out http://launch.yahoo.com/ar-256678---Mana
Portugal's premier signer of FADO. This woman has one of the most powerful voices I have heard.
For a sample try http://www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.media/project_id/91.cfm
An Algerian born folk singer now living in Paris, her music is a combination of Arabic and French. She is one of the most talented and unique song writers I have heard in a long time.
Check out http://souadmassi.artistes.universalmusic.fr/new/index_fla.htm
Another folk singer who combines pop melodies with traditional turkish instruments and themes.
This Brazilian jazz singer is from Brazil's most famous family of jazz musicians.
By now most of the world knows this South American artist. However most do not know that she was a superstar in SA long before the American music companies turned her into a Britney wannabe.
Check out her original Spanish language music for the true Shakira.
I would be remiss if I did not give recognition to what I think is the most musical country on the planet, Brazil. Putumayo has some excellent collections or try out
So this is my best of. I would love to hear yours!
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