Saturday, March 17, 2018

#JawHarpBattle on Facebook !!! –––>

#JawHarpBattle !!! –––> #JawHarpBattle on Facebook

Jaw Harp Battle. Your best harping. If you are a harpist and see this video, make your own Jaw Harp Battle video in one take, mistakes included and post it. No losers in the Jaw Harp Battle, only winners.  

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

▶ A. R. Rahman, "Jiya Jale" (Dil Se): Berklee Indian Ensemble (Cover)

A. R. Rahman, "Jiya Jale" (Dil Se): Berklee Indian Ensemble (Cover) - YouTube

A.R. Rahman is a music composer that uses Mouth Harp in his songs, and is best known for his Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire track.

A. R. Rahman –
Skilled in Carnatic music, Western classical, Hindustani music and the Qawwali style of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahman has been noted to write film songs that amalgamate elements of these music systems and other genres, layering instruments from differing music idioms in an improvisatory manner.

Berklee Indian Ensemble | Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA, USA
With members from 42 countries to date, the Berklee Indian Ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today. From a Carnatic thillana or a high-adrenaline konnakol conversation to Indo-jazz experiments or qawwali, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely comprising original student compositions.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ancient Jew’s harps found in Altai Mountains as musical instruments reappear after 1,700 years

Made from the splintered ribs of cows or horses, one is still capable of making music.

The musical finds were made by archeologists at two sites Chultukov Log 9 and Cheremshanka in Altai Republic. 
Three of the Jew’s harps - also called jaw or mouth harps - from the first site were half-finished.
The other two from Cheremshanka were complete, and one is good enough to make music some 1,580-to-1,740 years after being manufactured by craftsmen in the Huns-Sarmatian period. 
more: Ancient Jew’s harps found in Altai Mountains as musical instruments reappear after 1,700 years

Friday, January 5, 2018

6th World Mouth Harp Festival of India • 9-11 Feb 2018 • Goa, India

The 6th World Mouth Harp Festival of India

Will be held on the 9th, 10th, & 11th of FEBRUARY, 2018
At Jungle Dance Cafe, on Temple Road in Arambol, Goa, India.

The World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a grassroots project conceived with a mission of establishing a platform for Mouth Harp players and musicians of any kind from countries worldwide to connect, share, teach, and perform. Showcasing the versatility of this instrument through a diversity of musical genres including presentations of both traditional and contemporary styles of playing, together with providing opportunities and inspiration for creative collaborations between musicians, the continuing vision of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is to establish popular recognition for the Mouth Harp as a contemporary musical instrument in our society today.
Unlike commercial music festivals where artists are booked as entertainment and tickets are sold to the general public to cover necessary expenses, the conceptual core of the World Mouth Harp Festival of India is a community platform of skill-sharing and personal involvement. Everyone is invited to participate in this project, either by performing, teaching, organizing or simply attending, and each person is a contributor to the spirit of the festival in one way or another. Therefore, general admission to all concerts, workshops and presentations remain free of charge with no tickets for sale and no financial sponsors.

The World Mouth Harp Festival of India | Facebook

▶ Cätlin Mägi VIDEO | New album out in February 2018!

Cätlin Mägi uus album “Mu pill parmupill” ilmub veebruaris 2018!

New album "My Harp - My Heart” out in February 2018!

Foto/photographer: Maritta Anton

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