Jo-El Sonnier: Cajun blood

The True Detective soundtrack has been granting me so many musical delights, an intensive immersion and exploration of new artists and genres within the context of deep Americana. The next in line is Jo-El Sonnier's "Evangeline Special", a folk-country-like, uptempo, joyful song, sung in a language (obviously not English) that sounded at first absolutely incomprehensible … Continue lendo Jo-El Sonnier: Cajun blood

Millionaire – Iyeoka

Iyeoka Okoawo (born April 28, 1975) is a Nigerian-American poet, recording artist, singer, activist, educator and TEDGlobal Fellow. Her music includes elements from soul, R&B, rock, hip hop, and jazz. She began her musical career by founding the group The Rock by Funk Tribe, a collective of musicians that enabled her to interweave her poetry with jazz, blues, funk, and gospel. In 2004, … Continue lendo Millionaire – Iyeoka

Cold War – Janelle Monae

My all-time favorite by gorgeous Janelle... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmORiHNtN4 So you think that I'm aloneBut being alone is the only way to beWhen you step outsideYou spin like fire for your sanityThis is a cold warYou better know what you're fighting forThis is a cold warDo you know what you're fighting forIf you want to be freeFeet … Continue lendo Cold War – Janelle Monae

Music without borders: Besh O Drom (Hungary)

SOUNDTRACKS OF TOMORROW - It would be too cliché to say that Besh O Drom is a gypsy music group. They are indeed, and so much more. It would also be a cliché to define them under "world music", even though their music ranges across a wide variety of styles and musical traditions, such as … Continue lendo Music without borders: Besh O Drom (Hungary)

Talking ‘bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman

SOUNTRACKS OF TOMORROW "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" is the second single from singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album. The politically aware song failed to replicate the success of its predecessor, "Fast Car", and peaked at #75 in the United States. However, it also managed to chart on four other charts maintained by Billboard (which brings out the weekly US chart) and … Continue lendo Talking ‘bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman

Sing – The Dresden Dolls

"Life is no cabaret..." Beautiful song by a beautiful duo I deeply love, The Dresden Dolls. Nothing but a set of drums, piano and voice (Amanda Palmer's, always gorgeous). When it's beautiful and it's good, no other instruments are missed. To listen and sing in dark times, in times of rising global fascism Fascism is … Continue lendo Sing – The Dresden Dolls

“Dancing with Nietzsche” – Jack Maden

PHILOSOPHY BREAK, October 2018 ou may or may not be familiar with the below quotation. It bounds across the internet in meme form, usually laid over images of silhouetted people dancing at sunset... or on underground train carriages. "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear … Continue lendo “Dancing with Nietzsche” – Jack Maden