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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Amor Eterno is a powerful and emotive ballad that has been touching the hearts of music lovers around the world since...
Ramblin' on My Mind: Delta blues masterpiece cut in a hotel room
Ramblin' on My Mind is an iconic blues song cut by the Delta blues singer Robert Johnson as a part of his first...
Terraplane Blues: first song to compare car problems with intimate relationship
Terraplane Blues is the first single released by Robert Johnson—a traveling blues performer deeply revered by many rock...
La Cucaracha: the song about a stoned legless cockroach as a ridicule against Mexican dictator
La Cucaracha is a fiery Mexican song in the corrido style, a poetic form of the ballad genre prevalent in Central...
Pancho and Lefty: gangster song that saved Townes Van Zandt from a speeding ticket
Pancho and Lefty is perhaps the best-known song of American songwriter Townes Van Zandt released on his sixth studio...
Bennie and the Jets: the opening piano chord and disastrous recording sessions in Jamaica
Bennie and the Jets is inarguably one of Elton John's most popular songs first released on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...
Twist in My Sobriety: rare oboe solo in Tanita Tikaram's best song
Twist in My Sobriety is a song by British pop-folk singer Tanita Tikaram released as a single from her debut album...
The art of Caribbean rhythms by the Garifuna Collective
Garifuna music is closely related to the culture of the Garifuna people living primarily on the Caribbean coast of...
Bird In The Belly: the dark side of old British ballads re-imagined in polyphonic folk songs
Bird in the Belly is an English folk band that draws their inspiration through collecting little known or forgotten...
Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: the unlikely fusion of two guitar greats
A Meeting by the River—is one of the most striking cross-cultural works of the 1990s which brought Grammy Awards for...
The morna: essential music of the Cape Verde archipelago reached mainland thanks to Cesária Évora's voice
With roots in the 18th-century Cape Verde, the morna music is a vital and culturally definitive genre of the archipelago...
The resonance of African tribal heritage in Ali Farka Touré's guitar
Ali Farka Touré was one of the first Malian songwriters to arrange African folk music for acoustic and electric guitar,...
Tinariwen: 40 years of nomadic desert music driven by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib's guitar
Formed by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib in the late 1970s, the African band Tinariwen always had a clear mission to preserve the...
Charley Patton's guitar tricks bridged the genre gap between Delta blues and rock'n'roll
Charley Patton played a crucial role in developing the early blues movement in the Delta region of northwestern...
The bottleneck guitar blues by Blind Willie Johnson is sliding through space on the Voyager Golden Records
Among the musical works sent by NASA into space to represent the cultural values of mankind, sharing its rightfully...
Big Bill Broonzy's guitar made ripples on both sides of the Atlantic
Big Bill Broonzy was one of the most important Chicago blues singers whose songs would inspire, among many others, Muddy...
Just Another Diamond Day: the stunning rediscovery of the hippie-era gem
Vashti Bunyan is an English singer and songwriter primarily known for her 1970 album Just Another Diamond Day, which was...
The three acts of Lonnie Johnson' blues
Lonnie Johnson (1889—1970) was a prolific American musician, singer, and songwriter, and one of the first major blues...
Vasant Rai's fretless guitar arrangements for Indian classical
Vasant Rai (1942-1985) was one of the world's most acclaimed masters of Indian music. Born in Unjha, in the province of...
Instrumental simplicity of the quiet piano drama Breathe In
In the intimate story of a foreign exchange student who causes a deep and devastating rift in a close-knit upstate New...
Accordion for Amélie was discovered by a lucky accident
Amélie is a 2001 French romantic comedy classic directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet that depicts a contemporary yet...
Fresh take on the The Isle of Man folk tradition
The Isle of Man, or Mann, is an island in the Irish Sea which small but proud nation can boast a vast cultural heritage...
Ghosts of past wars alive in the Lowlands of Holland
The Lowlands of Holland is a popular British folk song that depicts a young widow mourning her husband whose ship was...
Scottish fiddle tradition elevated by guitar ornamentation
Duncan Chisholm is a contemporary Scottish fiddle composer whose interpretations of traditional Highland music are...
Ursula Le Guin as told through English alt-folk
Alt-folk band This Is the Kit is a project started by the British musician Kate Sables that comes to life through...
Orlando's director sang the score's leitmotifs
Sally Potter’s film Orlando follows the life of an eponymous, time traveling, androgynous nobleman who transforms from a...
Classical flamenco duo rising from Mexican heavy metal band
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela plays unique instrumental blend of flamenco, jazz, and...
Indecent Ciaconne dance came from the New World and swept Europe off its feet
Chaconne or Ciaconne is a fiery dance popularized in Spain in 17th century which later gave birth to a new musical form...
The irony of Cuban love song in the work of trova-musician Compay Segundo
Chan Chan was written in 1987 by Cuban singer Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz Telles, known as Compay Segundo. The song...
Stylistic diversity of acoustic guitar duo Oka Vanga
Oka Vanga—a play on the name ‘Okavango’, a river delta in Botswana—is the band name for South African born Angela Meyer...
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