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Re: OT- Resonating (was:Re: Civitas Urbanus (new album release))
Interesting discussion. after hearing african pop
music(Malcolm Mclaren's, 'Duck rock"), I searched for
years to find his backing bamd. turns out it was
Malathini and the Mahotella Queens. After that it was
king Sunny Ade. What I want to know is this. the
mahotella Queens sing 3 part harmony, but it does not
sound ANYTHING like western 3 part harmony. What notes
or note in the traid is different/ How are their
harmonies constructed. Very intriguing. Not to mention
that ifI were a guitar virtuoso,it would be along the
line of those two bands. Always dancing around the
theme of the song, not blasting power chords or
playing blazing lead lines. just constantly
interweaving myself into the mix.
--- Kelly Coyle <email@example.com> wrote:
> Nothing about music, but I knew a (white) guy in
> Kentucky who said he never
> felt at home anywhere until he moved to Kenya. He
> thought about it a lot --
> he theorized that it was the daily rhythm of life in
> "his" village. But why
> that would appeal to him and not (e.g.) me, or his
> brothers, or whatever, he
> didn't know.
> My wife likes Scandinavian folk music; I like South
> African and north Indian
> music. We both like Leo Kottke. We are culturally
> pretty similar. I'm not
> sure taste means anything but what you like.
> On 7/22/07, RP Collier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Jul 21, 2007, at 9:35 AM, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
> > > The Monkees would gravitate quite specifically
> toward some ethnic
> > > music and not others. Theories?
> > The Monkees reference made me laugh. I grew up
> with that, Henry
> > Mancini and Broadway cast albums. When I was first
> learning guitar it
> > was Kingston Trio stuff, which I never liked.
> > It was not until I heard Muddy Waters that I felt
> a visceral
> > revelation about what music is and could be. From
> there it is a small
> > step to African music.
> > I think even Monkee-esque pop rock is only 3
> degrees of separation
> > from African musics.
> > The oft parodied difference between gospel music
> and protestant hymns
> > speaks to the idea of "ecstatic" music vs.
> cerebral/mechanical music
> > but while I think there can be said to be musical
> "flavors" that may
> > suit certain personality temperaments, I think
> one's inclinations
> > towards a music depends on when you hear it within
> your personal
> > musical evolution. So it seems to be a complex
> equation of timing and
> > context and not a simple correspondence of
> > regards
> > BobC
> > http://tinyurl.com/yt8f8j
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGb4Xq3MRtc
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