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Good Water Music

Posted in Music notes with tags , on May 22, 2009 by Rouvanne
Petr Spatina the Glass Harpist

Petr Spatina the Glass Harpist

I just came across an amazing street performer (who I have always enjoyed supporting) who makes the most beautiful music with what he calls a “glass harp”. That’s glasses filled with varying levels of water…

Czech musician Petr Spantina has been a street musician for some 20-years, having played in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Greece on the streets, at exhibitions, and on some film sound tracks. That and corporate work – its what you do as a street entertainer once you are good enough. And Petr certainly is. Continue reading

Interview at the Pan African Space Station

Posted in Music notes with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by Rouvanne

melt-logo1I was fortunate enough to spend an evening at the Pan African Space Station (PASS) with DJ Ntone Edjabe, while he was interviewing Robert Trunz and playing a wide selection of tracks from MELT albums.

The PASS podcasts are streamed out during the festival months of July to October, and so you’ll have to wait a while before you’ll be able to get insight into Ntone’s passion for music for the label, and of course to hear some of Roberts stories from the early days of his first musical trips to South Africa in the 1990’s. Oh – and I give a little punt for this new blog too – as by then there should be loads more interesting material on this site! Continue reading

Getting down to it

Posted in Music notes with tags on April 7, 2009 by Rouvanne

A root cause is an initiating cause of a causal chain which leads to an outcome or effect of interest. (Wikipedia)

Traditional Xhosa mouthbow player

Traditional Xhosa mouthbow player Madosini

This easily describes World Music and the continual evoltion of the cultural sounds that have developed with time. I want to talk about this music, and some of the genres that it has developed into as we come closer to home, and todays global music.

I will present stories that not only look to today new world music, but also celebrate yesterdays inspirations.

This will be about music, and the people who create timeless tracks, albums and live shows that lift our souls!

This will be my journey – join me along the way.