This is a stylish and high energy trip through some of the great songs of the last 30 years. Celtic Thunder pays a tribute to the legacy they have inherited from the great entertainers of the past, and a mark of how far they themselves have travelled as performers in a few short years. It evokes an era of big bands and boulevards, top hats and tails and singing and dancing in the rain!
In this episode, James plays three pieces by the composer he has the most affinity with: Frederic Chopin. He performs the monstrously difficult Etude Op. 25 No. 12, and the sublimely beautiful Prelude, Op. 28 No. 4, followed by the turbulent Fantaisie in F minor, written at the height of Chopin's love affair with George Sand.
Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Write a musical and get it on Broadway - maybe in your dreams. But for Marcus and Ken, unknown Aussie natives it's a whole new reality. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
In previous series of the multi-award winning program The Choir, choirmaster Gareth Malone has proved that singing can take a group of kids who never sang before all the way to the Choir Olympics. He has proved that boys can sing, take pride in it, and perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. But can singing lift the spirits of an entire community?
An insightful, thought-provoking music series looking at a number of musicians' lives, work and influences. Presented by Sarah Cawood.
An insightful, thought-provoking music series looking at a number of musicians' lives, work and influences.
Music Voyager is on a Colombian journey from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, which is a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. There, we meet up with Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest stars, who has incorporated the vallenato style into the tropipop sound for which he is famous. We meet with the Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) of the accordion, attend a wild street party, visit a restaurant that serves unusual wildlife, and join the adorable Los Ninos de Vallenato for a performance in the city's main square. Next, Music Voyager travels to a small coastal village to meet with a former paramilitary soldier turned vallenato singer, who serenades us in a fishing boat in the picturesque harbor. Finally we end up in the port city of Barranquilla, where steamy, tropical Afro-Colombian beats dominate the music scene. Singer Erika Munoz takes us to a rehearsal for Barranquilla's famous carnival and gives an impromptu performance of her African-influenced sound. Colombian legend Joe Arroyo performs with his full 14-piece band in a commandeered library. It's a journey that reveals the amazing diversity of Colombia's geography, culture and music.
Music Voyager starts its Tennessee journey in Bristol, a city in the north-east corner of the state that proudly claims to be the Birthplace of Country Music. We visit Georgia Warren, who at 96 years young is the last surviving participant of the legendary "Bristol Sessions" of 1927, which introduced the sounds of Appalachia to a wide audience and set the foundation for the growing popularity of country music across the nation. While in Bristol, we catch a street performance by musical nomads Megan Jean and the KFB and check out the Knoxville band the Black Lillies performing at one of Bristol's many outdoor concerts. We explore Bristol's other sites, including the Bristol Motor Speedway, as our host Jacob Edgar tests out a pace car on one of NASCAR's most exciting tracks. From Bristol, Music Voyager heads to Knoxville for a visit to the legendary "Blue Plate Special", a live radio program that features the best in local music. Singer-songwriters Scott Miller and RB Morris show us around their hometown. We also learn how far Appalachian music has evolved with an unplugged performance by up-and-coming country stars the Roys. Finally, we pass through the revitalised city of Chattanooga, home to the New Binkley Brothers who reveal that old time music isn't just for old folks. We also meet local dulcimer wizard Dan Landrum who performs with the country rock band Yarn.
Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode, Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong. Edgar's travels to St Thomas, a small city east of Kingston, to visit with Tarrus Riley, one of the hottest young reggae singers. After a walk through a local market, Tarrus takes Edgar down bumpy back roads for an unplugged performance next to the one-room shack by the sea that he lived in for seven years. After catching Tarrus at his star-studded record release party and a blazing show at Jamaica's biggest music festival, Sumfest, Edgar journeys to the hills outside of Kingston for a visit with reggae star Richie Spice. They explore Richie Spice's family farm and discuss the social role of reggae, what it means to be a Rastafarian and the joys of raising bunny rabbits. The episode ends with a visit with Etana, a young singer who blends reggae and neo-soul who has become hugely popular in Jamaica. Edgar and Etana discuss the struggles of women to make their voices heard in the Jamaican music industry, and Etana and her band treat the viewer to a stunning acoustic performance on the picturesque Goldeneye beach.
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.
Music Voyager travels to Jerusalem and northern Israel to discover the sights and sounds of a region rich with ancient history and religious significance. Israel is a land of contrasts and conflicts: between tradition and modernity, war and peace, spirituality and secularism. The popular band Hadag Nahash blends hip-hop, funk and soul with politically expedient Hebrew lyrics to draw attention to the complex issues facing Israeli society. The band gives Music Voyager a stripped down performance at the picturesque Mahane Yehuda market in Jersualem, then invites us for drinks and conversation at the lead singer's pub. We visit leading Shephardic singer Yasmin Levy at her home on the outskirts of the city, where she performs songs in the Spanish-derived Ladino language. Leading singer-songwriter David Broza invites to visit a village devoted to peace between Arabs and Jews that was founded by his grandfather. Broza performs amidst the vines of his family winery, then takes us to an informal jam session with Palestinian musicians in East Jerusalem. We travel to the Galilee region of northern Israel for a visit to Tzfat, an epicenter of the mystical Kaballah and the world's largest klezmer music festival. Music Voyager journeys to the ancient and scenic port of Akko, before meeting up with Israeli star Mosh Ben-Ari for an unplugged performance in the magnificent Roman Theater at Caesarea. Mosh takes us to his home and farm where we learn of his love for the land and the importance of agriculture in the history and identity of Israelis.
The Music Voyager teams heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. We are treated to an unplugged performance in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria by world famous rockers Aterciopelados, who also bring us to a nearby indigenous peoples cultural center for a ceremony with Arhuaco shamans. The up and coming rock band, Superlitio takes us to their recording studio, Loop, for a private jam, and Jacob, our host, digs through the crates at a funky shoe store/vinyl record store in downtown Bogota. Finally, we meet up with Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest pop stars, who brings us to Monserrate, a cathedral high in the mountains overlooking Bogota, for an unplugged performance of his hit song, 'Paraiso'.
Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar continues his Road to a Grammy journey by meeting up with Grammy-winner India Arie in Washington DC. Dobet Gnahore (a stunning singer from west Africa who shares a Grammy nomination with India Arie for their duet on the song, Pearls) is invited to join India Arie and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel for a very special global musical jam session. Then, Jacob travels to Lafayette, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country, to meet up with Cedric Watson, a young accordionist and violin player who has been making big waves in the Creole music world. The good times roll on the bayou, with a crawfish cookout, intimate porch-side concerts and a raucous Zydeco dance party at the famed Blue Moon night club.
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.