In this episode, the up-close performances and interviews continue as the Black Cab visits Memphis, where performers include R.L. Boyce, Harlan T. Bobo and the Oblivians.
Leading Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years.
Growing up in war-torn Yugoslavia, Milos Karadagli from Montenegro discovered a battered guitar in his parents' bedroom and after realising his natural talent declared that he wanted to take this instrument out of hibernation. Heartstrings tells the story of Karadagli love affair with the guitar, taking it to concert halls around the world and restoring it to its rightful place in the pantheon of classical music.
Over the last three summers, conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra have been performing all nine Beethoven symphonies across the world. Formed in 1999, this is no ordinary orchestra. Its members include Israelis and Arabs. The idealism of Beethoven's music makes it the perfect choice of repertoire.
The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is an annual celebration and showcase the range of linguistic talents and cultural diversity from around the world. This program features the highlights from the festival at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, organised by Sirius College and supported by Australian Intercultural Society.
This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world's best songs.
The friends travel across the Atlas mountains to Marrakesh, one of the most exotic cities in the world. This is where artists and poets, painters and creatives sought their inspiration. Hassan Hakmoun was born and raised here, this is the city that taught him Gnawa music at age five and he played to feed his family. Hassan takes the friends to the house where he grew up, the bakery that he worked in and the instrument maker that makes his sintir from scratch. The Medina of Marrakesh is always bustling with the unexpected, from exotic foods, clothes, entertainment and colours to the amazing blend of modern and eclectic. From Marrakesh the friends head to Essaouira, the old city of Mogador by the sea. The blend of Arabic, Hebrew and French sounds can be heard floating through this seaside resort. The home of the International Ganawa Festival. Hassan invites the original Ganawa group to perform on the old fort overlooking the ocean. From Essaouira the friends head to the southern deserts of the Morrocan Sahara, the home of the Sah Roui people. They invite popular artist Fnair to join them. The friends travel to Agadir, a major city in central coastal Morocco. Beyond the tourist grid, this port city is the home of the Timitar Festival, a festival of Amazigh. We seek out the music styles of Haha and Arouassa. Then venturing further into the western Sahara as guests of Hassan Hakmoun, Fnair and Nass el Ghiwan, we travel by road to Ad Dakla. Through our artist ambassadors we seek to understand Gadra music, its origins, how it is being preserved and the modern interpretations of this style of music.
Recorded in London, this concert captures all the magic of the group's amazing live show - the emotion, the humour and the wonder of these three incredible voices. Featuring covers of opera, musical and popular classics, including two Christmas songs.
This episode sees the Music Voyager team delving deeper into the Georgian heartlands, where spirituals, gospel and the blues laid the foundation for American popular music. We start in Albany with Miss Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers that marched with Martin Luther King Jr to Washington DC. Every second Saturday, Ms Harris still assembles her fellow Freedom Singers and new voices from the next generation to join in song to keep the spirit of freedom alive. Next we head to Columbus and the house of Ma Rainy 'The Mother of the Blues'. Her colourful story is just one of many enriching experiences on this journey to where it all began.
An insightful, thought-provoking music series looking at a number of musicians' lives, work and influences. Presented by Cat Deeley.
This ground-breaking documentary series explores what made the music of great composers so revolutionary and why they remain so powerful today. Featuring award-wining conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, each episode in this four-part series focuses on one composer, from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, bringing classical music to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. When Stravinsky first performed his revolutionary ballet 'The Rite of Spring', it sparked a riot in the audience.
In this episode of Music Voyager, we explore the impact of music from the Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives us a tour of downtown Nassau while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world's sound. Did you know, for example, that the Beach Boy's 'Sloop John B' is a Bahamian folk song and that the Grateful Dead always ended their set with a song from the Bahamas? We discover the important role the Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul and disco. We then meet up with the Baha Men, whose song 'Who Let The Dogs Out' was a worldwide smash. Finally, we meet up for an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, our pick for the next big international star to come out of the Bahamas.
The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of culture hospitality and culture, with music as our guide we follow the trail across the islands to find the heartbeat of the country through its rhythms. Along the way we get a taste of the amazing cuisines, the vibrant countryside and the stunning oceans all around. From the sounds of calypso to the carnival celebrations the pulse of Antigua and Barbuda is calling.
Aspiring musicians get 'in tune' with real-life music stars in a one-on-one interview and jam sessions. From Sheppard to Samantha Jade, these famous musos are full of advice for the next generation of talent!
Edgar's Indian journey ends up in India's capital city Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. Edgar visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean, India's counterpart to the Grateful Dead, who have been performing their compelling fusion of ancient Indian roots music with modern grooves for nearly 20 years. Edgar also meets up with the East India Company, an up-and-coming collective that modernizes folk music with electronics and funky beats. The Delhi music tour ends up with a DJ set featuring Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale in one of India's hippest nightclubs.
A collection of some of Australia's great surf bands and musicians, recorded at Freshwater Surf Club in May 2006. Featuring The Atlantics, Richard Clapton, Taman Shud, The Celebate Rifles and more.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.