October 22, 2010

World Music

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Bonjour mes amis!

“Music is the universal language of mankind” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Coming up on Thursday, December 2nd BU Central will be hosting it’s second ever World Music Night! World Music Night is all about learning about and making connections with other cultures through music since as we all know, music is something that breaches cultural boundaries and brings people together. So, until the big event on December 2nd all my posts will highlight awesome music from around the world, some popular favorites as well as some obscure oddities. I hope all of you are excited to experience something a little different and I hope all of you join us on December 2nd to see all the awesome talent from all over the world here at BU!

FRANCE

Yelle- A Cause Des Garçons

Who knows what the hell is going on in this music video but this song sure is fun to dance to! Also, if you don’t have Yelle in your music library, I HIGHLY suggest spending that iTunes gift card on if not all, at least a good portion of their discography.

nnel

 

FRANCE/SPAIN

Manu Chao- Me gustas tu

Me gusta Manu Chao, por cierto! They’re just another one of crazy feel good performers that just take me back to the summer. This one goes out to my bueno amigo David who came to the U.S. over the summer from México this summer simply to chill and experience Boston at its best. Manu Chao also exemplifies the world music culture– born in Paris but of Spanish origin, he sings in Spanish, English, French, Galician, Arabic, and Portuguese!! HOT DAMN.

 

MALI

Amadou et Mariam- Je pense a toi

I think I found Amadou et Mariam one random day stumbling across the internet. Anyways, they’re awesome. They blend traditional Mali sound with rock guitars and other instruments from all over the world– Egypt, Syria, India and more– to create a unique Afro-blues sounds different than anything we have here in the states. Enjoy!

 

Well that’s all for now folks! I hope you look forward to next weeks World Music blog!

 

PEACE!

Abby

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