Piirpauke is a Finnish musical group combining freejazz-,flamenco-, mbalax-, arabesk-, carnatic-, romantic-, modern-, classical-, humppa-, impressionist-,hindustani-, salsa-, lappjoik-, tibetan-, balkan-, karelian-, finnish-, national-romantic- and rockmusic - influences in their compositions. It was founded in 1974 by the keyboardist-saxophonist Sakari Kukko, the only original member left in the band today. In addition to large number of Finnish musicians, several musicians from various countries have played in Piirpauke; the band has released 20 studio albums as well as several live and compilation albums. In October 2010 their album Koli peaked number one at the World Music Charts Europe. Piirpauke's best known song in Finland is Konevitsan kirkonkellot, based on a traditional Karelian melody, it is named after the Konevsky Monastery in the Konevets island of Lake Ladoga. The song was covered by heavy metal band Sentenced in their 2002 album The Cold White Light. In Central Europe the biggest hit is so far'Swedish Reggae'.
The most active period was 1979-1993, when Piirpauke was touring especially in Central Europe. A typical venue was a big jazz-, rock- and world-music festival, or a big club like Fabrik in Hamburg-Altona. Same stages were occupied by the biggest names of those days like Miles Davis, Astor Piazzola, Ravi Shankar and Nirvana, just to mention a few from different genres. A typical tour would last about a month with 30 gigs, the record being 45 concerts in one month! 2018 band is still active. The Cold White Light. Sakari Kukko – saxophone, keyboards, vocals Eerik Siikasaari – bass Rami Eskelinen – drums Ismaila Sané – percussion, vocals Nicholas Rehn – guitar Hasse Walli – guitar Jukka Tolonen – guitar Jukka Orma – guitar Sheila Surban – vocals Meissa Niang – vocals Piirpauke Piirpauke 2 Yö Kyöpelinvuorella Birgi Bühtüi Kirkastus Ilahu Illalla The Wild East Algazara Zerenade Tuku Tuku Terra Nova Ave Maria Laula sinäkin Kalevala Spirit Sillat Laulu laineilla Kalabalik Koli Ilo Juju Hali Piirpauke Live Historia of Piirpauke Vol. 1 Live in der Balver Höhle Soi vienosti murheeni soitto Live in Europe Global Servisi Metamorphosis Ikiliikkuja – Perpeetum Mobile
Doña Rosa, full name Rosa Real Mateo de Nieto, was a Mexican ceramics artisan from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Mexico. She is noted for inventing a technique to make the local pottery type, barro negro and shiny after firing; this created new markets for the ceramics with tourists. The origins of barro negro pottery extend over centuries, with examples of it found at a number of Mexican archeological sites, fashioned into jars and other utilitarian items, it has remained a traditional craft of the Zapotecs and Mixtecs of the Central Valleys area to the present day. All barro negro pottery was matte and grayish due to the qualities of the clay and the firing process. In this form, the pottery is sturdy, allowing it to be hit without breaking; the barro negro pottery of Doña Rosa’s hometown of San Bartolo has been traditionally used to make large “cántaros”, tall vessels used for storing and transporting liquids, including mezcal. In the 1950s, Doña Rosa discovered that she could change the color and shine of the pieces by making some changes to how the clay piece is handled.
Just before the formed clay piece is dry, it is polished with a quartz stone to compress the surface. It is fired at a lower temperature than traditional pieces. After firing, the piece emerges a shiny black instead of a dull gray; this innovation makes the pieces more breakable, but it has made the pottery far more popular with Mexican folk art collectors, which included Nelson Rockefeller, who promoted it in the United States. The popularity stems from the look, rather than durability, so many pieces such as containers, flutes, masks and animal figures are produced now for decorative purposes rather than utilitarian. Doña Rosa died in 1980, but the tradition of making the barro negro pottery is being carried on by Doña Rosa’s daughter and grandchildren who stage demonstrations for tourists; the workshop is still in the family home, where shelves and shelves of shiny black pieces for sale line the inner courtyard. Despite being the origin of black polished clay, the pieces at the Doña Rosa Workshop are less expensive than in other parts of Mexico
Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in and around the Wupper valley, east of Düsseldorf and south of the Ruhr. With a population of 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land. Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, it is the greenest city of Germany, with two-thirds green space of the total municipal area. From any part of the city, it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or woodland paths. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Wupper valley was one of the largest industrial regions of continental Europe; the increasing demand for coal from the textile mills and blacksmith shops encouraged the expansion of the nearby Ruhrgebiet. Wuppertal still is a major industrial centre, being home to industries such as textiles, chemicals, electronics, rubber and printing equipment. Aspirin originates from Wuppertal, patented in 1897 by Bayer, as is the Vorwerk-Kobold vacuum cleaner; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate and Energy and the European Institute for International Economic Relations are located in the city.
Wuppertal in its present borders was formed in 1929 by merging the industrial cities of Barmen and Elberfeld with the communities Vohwinkel, Cronenberg and Beyenburg. The initial name Barmen-Elberfeld was changed in a 1930 referendum to Wuppertal; the new city was administered as part of the Prussian Rhine Province. Uniquely for Germany, it is a "linear city", its highest hill is the Lichtscheid, 351 metres above sea level. The dominant urban centres Elberfeld and Barmen have formed a continuous urbanized area since 1850. During the succeeding decades, “Wupper-Town” became the dominant industrial agglomeration of northwestern Germany. During the 20th century, this conurbation had been surpassed by Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area, all with a more favourable topography. From July 5, 1933 to January 19, 1934, the Kemna concentration camp was established in Wuppertal, it was one of the early Nazi concentration camps, created by the Third Reich to incarcerate their political opponents after the Nazi Party first gained power in 1933.
The camp was established in a former factory on the Wupper in the Kemna neighborhood of the Barmen part of Wuppertal. Wuppertal is famous as an important place of resistance in Germany; the Barmen Declaration or the Theological Declaration of Barmen was a document adopted by Christians in Nazi Germany who opposed the Deutsche Christen philosophy. In the opinion of the delegates to the Synod that met in Wuppertal-Barmen in May 1934, the German Christians had corrupted church government by making it subservient to the state and had introduced Nazi ideology into the German Protestant churches that contradicted the Christian gospel. During World War II, about 40% of buildings in the city were destroyed by Allied bombing, as were many other German cities and industrial centres. However, a large number of historic sites have been preserved, such as: Ölberg “Oil mountain”, Germany’s largest original working class district, is protected as a historic monument; the name came about during the 1920s as the district continued using oil lamps while the surrounding bourgeois residential quarters were electrified.
In traditional use, the name "Ölberg" refers to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Brill is one of Germany’s largest districts of Gründerzeit villas, i.e. middle class mansions built by industrial entrepreneurs during the second half of the 19th century. The US 78th Infantry Division captured Wuppertal against scant resistance on April 16, 1945. Wuppertal became a part of the British Zone of Occupation, subsequently part of the new state of North Rhine-Westphalia in West Germany. Largest groups of foreign residents by 31.12.2017 In total, Wuppertal possesses over 4,500 buildings classified as national monuments, most exemplifying styles such as Neoclassicism, Historicism, Art Nouveau/Jugendstil and Bauhaus. Main sights include: floating tram. One of the city’s greatest attractions is the globally unique suspended monorail Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, established in 1901; the tracks are 12 m above the Wupper. In 1950, a young elephant named Tuffi was forced to ride the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, as a promotion for the Althoff Circus.
The swinging tram upset the elephant, she trumpeted and plummeted 40 feet into the river below. Tuffi suffered minor injuries. In 1999, the Schwebebahn had its thus far only fatal accident. Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Kaiserwagen A guided tour of the suspension railway in a special tram. Wuppertal Opera. Concerthall Stadthalle, a fine piece of turn-of-the-century architecture with outstanding acoustics. Home of the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra. Wuppertal Dance Theatre, a world-famous centre of modern dance founded by the choreographer Pina Bausch. Engels' house, 18th century-architecturally typical of the region, it houses a permanent display of materials associated with the co-founder of modern Communism, Friedrich Engels. Wuppertal Zoo, a large, nicely landscaped zoo. Botanischer Garten Wuppertal, a municipal botanical garden. Arboretum Burgholz, an extensive arboretum. Von der Heydt Museum is an important art gallery with works from the 17th century to the present time; the first of Picasso’s works that appeared in public was displayed here.
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, a sculpture park with exhibition h
Inna Yurievna Zhelannaya is a Russian singer-songwriter, best known as a frontwoman of the folk band Farlanders. Inna Zhelannaya was born in Moscow and spent her childhood years in Zelenograd, where she studied at a musical school and sang in a choir led by her mother, Alla Yosifovna. After the graduation she joined the musical college in Elista, Kalmykia returned to Moscow to continue her education; as a student, she started writing her own songs. In 1985, Zhelannaya formed her first band, with Eduard Vokhmyanin. Two years she became the leader of her own group, M-Depo. In 1989, Zhelannaya joined the well-known Moscow band Alliance and started collaborating with author and multi-instrumentalist Sergey Starostin, who introduced her to the Russian musical folklore and soon joined the band. Alliance's album Sdelano v Belom was released in 1991 and won the Radio France International's Best East-European album award two years later. In 1994 the band travelled to France to take part in the concert for the Radio, but without the singer, as Inna Zhelannaya had left in 1992 to give birth to her child.
In 1994 she re-emerged with her own band, joined by ex-Alliance members Sergey Kalachyov, Sergey Klevensky and Sergey Starostin. In 1995 they released the album Vodorosl; the song Tolko s Toboy was included in the Putumayo World Music compilation which led to Farlanders’ traveling to the USA when they toured the East Coast, starting in Washington DC. The tour's high point was the band’s performance at the 1996 Summer Olympics' opening ceremony. Inozemets CD, recorded in the Netherlands and released by Moscow GreenWave Records, came out in the USA under the title Inna and the Farlanders; that year the band played at the WOMEX forum in Stockholm. Live album Moments, recorded in Bremen, came out in 2000 on GreenWave. In 2001 the German Jaro Medien record label released Winter in Moscow CD, recorded in the early 1990s by Zhelannaya and Norvegian singer Mari Boine, it was followed by Tantsy Teney, an acoustic set of songs written by Sergey Kalachyov based on Inna's lyrics. Another studio album Vymysly featuring Russian folk songs came out in January 2004 on GreenWave.
Farlanders' jubilee 2004 concert celebrating the band's 10 years career proved to be their last: the band broke up to reunite just once, on April 2, 2005, to perform at the Goldenmask theater festival, with Trey Gunn, whom Inna played with in 2004. Gunn played on three songs of Inna Zhelannaya's Kokon CD. Before that in 2006 the singer joined the band Malerия to record the album 77RUS which came out in June of that year. In 2013, Inna Zhelannaya started working with a new band featuring Sergey'Grebstel' Kalatchov, Oleg Maryakhin, Dmitry Frolov and Vladimir Goubatov, her new songs combining elements of folk, progressive rock, trance and psychedelia. Zhelannaya's double album Izvorot came out to some critical acclaim. "It's as if King Crimson would have approached the traditional musical folklore rooted out of the deepest Russian backwood," a Russian Rolling Stone reviewer opined. Vodorosl Zima Kokon Izvorot Inozemets Moments Vymysly Winter in Moscow, with Sergey Staroston and Mari Boine Tansy Teney, with Sergey Kalatchyov 77RUS, with Malerия Inna Zhelannaya at Inasound Inna Zhelannaya downloads at Bandcamp.com
Hanover or Hannover is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony. Its 535,061 inhabitants make it the thirteenth-largest city of Germany, as well as the third-largest city of Northern Germany after Hamburg and Bremen; the city lies at the confluence of the River Leine and its tributary Ihme, in the south of the North German Plain, is the largest city of the Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. It is the fifth-largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund and Bremen. Before it became the capital of Lower Saxony in 1946, Hanover was the capital of the Principality of Calenberg, the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the Kingdom of Hanover, the Province of Hanover of the Kingdom of Prussia, the Province of Hanover of the Free State of Prussia, of the State of Hanover. From 1714 to 1837, Hanover was by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, under their title of the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
The city is a major crossing point of railway lines and highways, connecting European main lines in both the east-west and north-south directions. Hannover Airport lies north of the city, in Langenhagen, is Germany's ninth-busiest airport; the city's most notable institutions of higher education are the Hannover Medical School with its university hospital, the University of Hanover. The Hanover fairground, due to numerous extensions for the Expo 2000, is the largest in the world. Hanover hosts annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair and up to 2018 the CeBIT; the IAA Commercial Vehicles show takes place every two years. It is the world's leading trade show for transport and mobility; every year Hanover hosts the Schützenfest Hannover, the world's largest marksmen's festival, the Oktoberfest Hannover. "Hanover" is the traditional English spelling. The German spelling is becoming more popular in English; the English pronunciation, with stress on the first syllable, is applied to both the German and English spellings, different from German pronunciation, with stress on the second syllable and a long second vowel.
The traditional English spelling is still used in historical contexts when referring to the British House of Hanover. Hanover was founded in medieval times on the east bank of the River Leine, its original name Honovere may mean "high bank". Hanover was a small village of ferrymen and fishermen that became a comparatively large town in the 13th century, receiving town privileges in 1241, due to its position at a natural crossroads; as overland travel was difficult, its position on the upper navigable reaches of the river helped it to grow by increasing trade. It was connected to the Hanseatic League city of Bremen by the Leine, was situated near the southern edge of the wide North German Plain and north-west of the Harz mountains, so that east-west traffic such as mule trains passed through it. Hanover was thus a gateway to the Rhine and Saar river valleys, their industrial areas which grew up to the southwest and the plains regions to the east and north, for overland traffic skirting the Harz between the Low Countries and Saxony or Thuringia.
In the 14th century the main churches of Hanover were built, as well as a city wall with three city gates. The beginning of industrialization in Germany led to trade in iron and silver from the northern Harz Mountains, which increased the city's importance. In 1636 George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, ruler of the Brunswick-Lüneburg principality of Calenberg, moved his residence to Hanover; the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg was elevated by the Holy Roman Emperor to the rank of Prince-Elector in 1692, this elevation was confirmed by the Imperial Diet in 1708. Thus the principality was upgraded to the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg, colloquially known as the Electorate of Hanover after Calenberg's capital, its Electors become monarchs of Great Britain. The first of these was George I Louis, who acceded to the British throne in 1714; the last British monarch who reigned in Hanover was William IV. Semi-Salic law, which required succession by the male line if possible, forbade the accession of Queen Victoria in Hanover.
As a male-line descendant of George I, Queen Victoria was herself a member of the House of Hanover. Her descendants, bore her husband's titular name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Three kings of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, were concurrently Electoral Princes of Hanover. During the time of the personal union of the crowns of the United Kingdom and Hanover, the monarchs visited the city. In fact, during the reigns of the final three joint rulers, there was only one short visit, by George IV in 1821. From 1816 to 1837 Viceroy Adolphus represented the monarch in Hanover. During the Seven Years' War, the Battle of Hastenbeck was fought near the city on 26 July 1757; the French army defeated the Hanoverian Army of Observation, leading to the city's occupation as part of the Invasion of Hanover. It was recaptured by Anglo-German forces led by Ferdinand of Brunswick the following year. After Napoleon imposed the Conv
Huun-Huur-Tu are a music group from Tuva, a republic of Russia situated on the Mongolia–Russia border. The most distinctive characteristic of Huun-Huur-Tu's music is throat singing, in which the singers sing both the note and the drone's overtone, thus producing two or three notes simultaneously; the overtone may sound like a flute, whistle or bird, but is a product of the human voice. The group use native Tuvan instruments such as the igil, doshpuluur, dünggür. However, in recent years, the group have begun to selectively incorporate Western instruments, such as the guitar. While the thrust of Huun-Huur-Tu's music is fundamentally indigenous Tuvan folk music, they experiment with incorporating not only Western instruments, but electronic music as well; the khöömei quartet Kunggurtug was founded in 1992 by Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, brothers Alexander and Sayan Bapa, Albert Kuvezin. Khovalyg had been involved in the khöömei scene since 1979. Not long afterwards, the group changed its name to Huun-Huur-Tu, meaning "sunbeams".
The focus of their music was traditional Tuvan folk songs featuring imagery of the Tuvan steppe or of horses. The ensemble released its first album, 60 Horses In My Herd, the following year; the album was recorded at Mill Valley, California. By the time recording began for the follow-up, Kuvezin had left the group to form the more rock-oriented Yat-Kha. Kuvezin was replaced by Anatoli Kuular, who had worked with Khovalyg and Kongar-ool Ondar as part of the Tuva Ensemble; the new line-up recorded The Orphan's Lament in New York City and Moscow, released it in 1994. In 1995, Alexander Bapa, who had produced the first two albums, departed the group to pursue production as a full-time career, he was replaced by Alexei Saryglar a member of the Russian state ensemble Siberian Souvenir. A third album, If I'd Been Born An Eagle, recorded in the Netherlands, followed in 1997; this time, in addition to the traditional folk music, the group performed some rather more contemporary Tuvan songs, from the latter half of the 20th century.
In early 1999, the group released its fourth album. For the first time on a Huun-Huur-Tu album, non-Tuvan instruments were featured, including harp, Scottish smallpipe and synthesiser; the album features two excerpts of recordings made of Kaigal-ool and Anatoli singing whilst riding horseback on the Tuvan grasslands. Huun-Huur-Tu participated in the 2000 BBC Music Live event, performing the opening and closing songs for a live, early morning broadcast from Snape Maltings; the following year, the group released their first live album. In 2003, Kuular quit the group and was replaced by Andrey Mongush, an experienced teacher of khöömei and Tuvan instruments. Mongush's tenure with the group was short and in 2005 he was replaced by Radik Tyulyush of Yat-Kha fame. Huun-Huur-Tu signed with Beijing management company Stallion Era in March 2015 and has since been to China for several performances. Since the group's inception, Huun Huur Tu has collaborated with musicians from many genres, such as Frank Zappa, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, the Kodo drummers, The Moscow Art Trio, the Kronos Quartet, The Chieftains and Bulgarian women's singing group, Angelite.
Their recording "Eternal" is a collaborative effort with underground electronic musician, Carmen Rizzo. Huun Huur Tu appeared on three songs on Bahamut, the debut of New York-based blues group Hazmat Modine. In January 2010, Hazmat Modine announced plans to record with Huun Huur Tu again. Huun-Huur-Tu's Radik Tyulyush's song "Osku Urug" is featured in the American television series Season 3 Fargo episode, "The Law of Vacant Places." Solo releases 60 Horses In My Herd The Orphan's Lament If I'd Been Born An Eagle Where Young Grass Grows Live 1 Live 2 More Live Live at Fantasy Studios † Ancestors Call With The Bulgarian Voices - Angelite & Sergey Starostin: Fly, Fly My Sadness With The Bulgarian Voices - Angelite & Moscow Art Trio: Mountain Tale Legend With various electronic artists: Spirits from Tuva With Malerija: huun huur tu malerija With Samsonov: Altai Sayan Tandy-Uula With Sainkho Namtchylak: Mother-Earth! Father-Sky! With Carmen Rizzo: Eternal With Vladimir Martynov: Children of the otter Collaborations: With Marcel Vanthilt: I Shoot Dikke Jo single With Kronos Quartet: Early Music 18.
"Uleg-Khem" Trad. Tuvan arr. Steve Mackey With Hazmat Modine: Bahamut 2. "It Calls Me" Schuman 8. "Everybody Loves You" Schuman 14. "Man Trouble" Jaybird Coleman / Traditional With Ross Daly: The White Dragon - Alive † Live at Fantasy Studios was available as an online podcast only. Now the video recording is available for download at several sites; the setlist includes several staples, such as "Chiraa-Khoor", "Konggurey", "Ösküs Bodum" and "Aa-Shuu-Dekei-Oo". Http://www.spectrasonics.net/artists/htu.php Friends of Tuva "Deep the Heart of Tuva" article, March 1997. Kongar-ool Ondar's Homepage "Singing Stories, in 2 Tones at Once" article, NY Times, January 18,1993. Huun Huur Tu's MySpace page Washington Post Article "Tuvan Throat-Singers Perform Feats of Harmonic Acrobatic" January 15, 1996. Huun Hu
Warsaw Village Band
Warsaw Village Band is a band from Warsaw, that plays traditional Polish folk music tunes combined with modern elements. According to the band's manifesto, it was formed as a response to mass culture and narrow-mindedness, "which in fact leads to destruction of human dignity." Indeed, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the expansion of the European Union to most of the former Warsaw Pact countries, Poland's economy has grown while at the same time ushering in investment by a number of multinational corporations, leading to concerns of globalism and loss of Poland's cultural identity. Warsaw Village Band was intended to be a response to this trend by exploring Poland's musical traditions and making them relevant to its new capitalist economy. Member Wojciech Krzak has stated that "after the nightmare of Communism, we still have to fight for our identity, we know that beauty and identity are still in our roots." Krzak has further stated that the band are "trying to create a new cultural proposition for the youth in an alternative way to contemporary show-biz."
The band's name appears to evoke what troubles Krzak about Poland's new capitalism: many large Polish cities do not have suburbs in the traditional sense, leading to unsettling transitions directly from city to field. To this end, in Wykorzenienie, the band traveled throughout Poland to find and record older musicians who still played almost-forgotten styles of music, thereafter incorporating those melodies into new songs and expounding upon them; the band incorporate conscious folk lyrics in their songs. The song "Kto się żeni" on their second album, Wiosna Ludu, discusses a young country girl who refuses to be married off, opting instead to "sing, be free rather than being dependent on someone."Warsaw Village Band have appeared at several international music festivals, including the 2005 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, the 2004 Masala Festival in Hanover and the 2000 International Ethnic Music Fest in Germany. Notably, Warsaw Village Band have revived several musical traditions that were all but lost in Poland.
The band use instruments heard in modern music: frame drums, the hurdy-gurdy and the suka, a Polish folk fiddle from the 17th century stopped with the fingernails rather than the fingers, similar to the Bulgarian gadulka, the sarangi, or the rebec. The suka was unknown to the Polish people until member Sylwia Świątkowska began to play it in the band's concerts, on their albums. Additionally, many of the band's vocals are sung in a loud and powerful style remarkably like the "open-throated" singing styles in Bulgarian music, called biały głos; this style of singing was used by shepherds in the Polish mountains to be heard for long distances. Warsaw Village Band have used modern elements in their music. Wykorzenienie contains scratching by the Polish hip hop artist DJ Feel-X, most as a nod to the phenomenal popularity of hip hop in Poland; the same album includes electronic siren sound effects by the band's sound engineer, Mario "Activator" Dziurex, leading to a peculiar juxtaposition of new sounds upon old melodies.
Hop Sa Sa - 1998 Wiosna Ludu - 2002 Wykorzenienie - 2004 Wymiksowanie - 2008 Infinity - 2008 Nord - 2012 Święto Słońca - 2015 Re:akcja mazowiecka - 2017 Warsaw Village Band were nominated for the "Newcomer" award in the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards in 2003, won it in 2004. The band won the Polish musical competition "New Traditions" in 1998. 2005 - "Fryderyk" - the best Polish Folk album of the year. 2009 - "Fryderyk" - four nominees. 2010 - "Fryderyk" - two nominees. 2016 - "Fryderyk" - the best Polish roots music. 2018 - "Fryderyk" - the best Polish roots music. Official band website