March 31, 2009

Sevara Nazarkhan – Uzbekistan

It's perhaps contradictory for a singer to have been in a pop band similar to the Spice girls, and then to become one of the support artists on the latest Peter Gabriel tour. But the musical career of Sevara Nazarkhan is one of the most eclectic in Central Asia. Born in a family of musicians (her mother was a music teacher and her father promoted traditional uzbek music in Radio Taskent) Sevara studied singing and etnomusicology in the Conservatory of Uzbekistan. In 2004, she won the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, as the best artists of Asia-Pacific. Her abilities with ancient persian instruments like the Dutar and her style, between pop and traditional uzbek music make her a rare but nice mix to our ears.

Sevgi alam (2006)

Yol Bolsin (2003)

March 29, 2009

Celine Dion - A whole life singing

Refuse to dance (1993)

Les Cloches Du Hameau (Johannes Brahms) (1998)

March 28, 2009

Blue king brown - Australia

The voice and guitar of Natalie Pa'apa'a and the bass of Carlo Santone were the only components of Blue King Brown in its beginning. Nowadays, the members of BKB are Salvador Persico, a percussionist with latin influences, Peter Wilkins on the drums, Emily G on the trombone and three backing vocals, Hayley Kramer, Nadee and Jess Harlen. This band regard themselves as socially aware and activist. They have performed on concerts that support causes like the liberation of Tibet, or the emancipation of black people.

Water (2005)

Moment of truth (2006)

March 27, 2009

Shpongle – A Divine Moment Of Truth

From the deep sense of being, a divine moment of truth suddenly emerges...

Divine Moments Of Truth (1998)

be here now... i love everybody

Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness (2001)

March 26, 2009

Chocquibtown - Hip hop from Pacific region

When a journalist asked the members of Chocquibtown (Chocó, Quibdó, Town) how could they define their music, they answered: 'We are the folk for the new generations'. Chocquibtown, is a hip hop band that mixes different elements from the pacific region of Colombia (like marimba de chonta, tambora, and the singing of the cantaoras from Chocó) with rap music. This band, based on Quibdó, Colombia, is formed by the MC's 'Tostao' (Carlos Valencia), 'Goyo' (Gloria Ramírez) and Slow (Miguel Ramírez).

This first video is from the song ' Somos Pacifico', maybe one of the best known songs from Chocquibtown, and was filmed in Condoto, Chocó. The lyrics are about being black and born in this town, which is the poorest of Colombia.

Somos Pacífico (2006)

The second song, one of their first recordings made with a colombian reggae band, Kilimanjahro, is a cover from 'La palma del chontaduro' of Peregoyo y su combo Vacana, a traditional group from Chocó. This song is barely known, even to some of the Chocquibtown fans.

La palma del chontaduro

March 25, 2009

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy - The more I listen to it, the more I love it

Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa form this acclaimed indian trio, known for their scores of Bollywood movies such as Mission Kashmir (2000), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Bunty Aur Babli (2005). From Bunty Aur Babli, comes the song Kajra Re, sung by the famous Alisha Chinai, Javed Ali and Mahadevan himself.

Kajra Re (2005)

The following song and video were made as part of the promotional material for the Times of India’s India Poised initiative, a six-week long campaign that allowed people to talk freely about the problems of India as well as suggest solutions to these problems.

Times of India's India Poised Anthem(2007)

March 24, 2009

Seoan - Argentina

Far from paradise (2004)

Why (2004)

March 23, 2009

Lucina Lanzara - If light made sound, would you recognize it?

"May my voice be the sound of light". This is Lucina Lanzara's wish everytime before she sings. Born in Rome, Italy, she studied piano, classical guitar and singing. Although she describes her music genre as contemporary experimental mediterranean, she often performs jazz, classical and ethnic music. With a voice ranging up to 3 and a half octaves, she is looking for the essential mediterranean sound, studying the use of words to create atmospheres, climates and sonorities.

For live performances, as she puts it on her website, she prefers places with architectonic interest that favor the energy exchange between artists and spectators, thus becoming part of a whole.

L'alba (2008)

Let the flux begin!

Hi, welcome to Sound Energy Flux! We created this blog to share with you all the music we like and the music we daily find. This music flux has run for a little more than a month now, but we have already learned a lot about music and we have discovered many awesome artists.

From one day to the next, the energy flux has travelled around the world from Japan to Colombia, from Lebanon to USA, or from New Zealand to Israel. This makes us feel like travelling everytime we add a new artist. We are amazed at how the music from one point is related to the music of the next. We guess this happens because we all live, after all, in the same world.

Aladdin's "A whole new world" in 17 languages

There are songs that alter our senses, awake memories or create emotions, even if we don't understand what the band says in its native language. Sometimes melodies, rythms and musical atmospheres make a language in itself. Whether you are from Mali, Germany or the moon, we hope you find here something of your musical taste. Let the flux begin!

March 22, 2009

DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Algeria

Ganga Dev (2000)

Toura Toura (2005)

March 21, 2009

March 20, 2009

Amampondo - South Africa

Sen' Inkomo (2000)

Salawena (1997)

March 19, 2009

Marc Anthony - Romantic music with a powerful voice

¿Ahora quién? (2004)

No me conoces (1997)

March 18, 2009

Racha Rizk - Lebanon

Mrayte ya mrayte (2007)

Caramel Succar Ya Banat (2007)

March 17, 2009

Arkona - Russian pagan metal

Rus Iznachalnaya (2005)

Slav'sia Rus' (2007)

March 16, 2009

Adriana Varela - Argentina

No te salves (1994)

Con la frente marchita (2005)

March 15, 2009

K'naan - It isn't fun to be a gangster

Smile (2007)

Somalia (2009)

March 14, 2009

Socalled - Canada

(These are) The good old days (2007)

Your are never alone (2005)

March 13, 2009

March 12, 2009

The ruby suns - New Zealand

Tane Mahuta (2008)

Oh, Mojave (2008)

March 11, 2009

Geoffrey Oryema - Exiled from Uganda

Rwot Obwolo Wan (2000)

Lapwony (1993)

March 10, 2009

Nouvelle vague - France

Melt with you (2004)

Don't go (2006)

March 9, 2009

Dog Fashion Disco - Avant-Garde Rocking Style

Acid Memoirs (2005)

Pogo the Clown (1998)

March 8, 2009

Paquito D' Rivera - Cuba

Panamericana (2000)

Caribe (1995)

March 7, 2009

DJ Besho - Hip hop from Afghanistan

Afghan rap

Behzan Kabul Jan

March 6, 2009

Samael - Switzerland

Universal Soul (2002)

Telepath (2004)

March 5, 2009

Yothu Yindi - The rock that aborigines would have played

Treaty (1991)

Djäpana (1991)

March 4, 2009

Sandra Nkaké - Cameroon

La Mauvaise Réputation (2007)

Happy (2007)

March 3, 2009

Elissa - Pop from Lebanon

Bastanak (2006)

Agmal Ehsas (2002)

March 2, 2009

The klezmatics - United States

Shnirele, Perele (2005)

Shprayz Ikh Mir (1997)

March 1, 2009

Johannes Brahms - It's perfect

Piano quintet in F minor, Op. 34, 4th movement (1864)

Piano trio in C major, Op. 87, 2th movement (1882)