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Currently listening to this. I haven't listened to any real music from the Bahamas, only Exuma, but it's quite clear where his inspiration comes from. Honestly, this music is pretty great. Very raw and powerful vocals, often with little or no accompaniment. It also helps that I can actually understand what's being sung, something that's fairly uncommon in traditional music since it's sung in the native tongue of wherever it's from.
I'll make sure to read something on OxMu about Bahamas music, because I really need to learn more about it.
only /trad/ album i listened to this week so far was Ferenc Sebő's Folk Music of Lőrincréve, a collection of Transylvanian Hungarian folk songs. enjoyable, but nothing extraordinary.
Well, the group isn't really moderated by me. Personally I would have liked to make a new group for this, but since I'm already in MOTW, might as well just use that.
Or I make a new group? Would anyone care or use it? Doubtful.
Wow, checked Grove Online, and there isn't an entry for Bahamas. This makes me a bit disappointed.
Listening to volume 2 right now, and the first tracks seem to be a bit more bluesy than the first volume. I don't really mind.
well, sorry for not using the correct term there
i'm not exactly sure everyone who might visit this thread knows what "Székely" means though
it is, since the 1920 Treaty of Trianon. however, a significant Hungarian minority (the Székelys) remains there to this day, still speaking a unique dialect of Hungarian and preserving a cultural (and musical) tradition distinct from both Romanian and "mainland" Hungarian folk culture.
they are also one of the main driving forces of the Transylvanian aspirations of independence.
Trad is an abbreviation of traditional music so music which has been played over a really long time by a custom and folks are the people that play that music and most music in general. It'd be weird to have music not made by folks though I suppose whale song isn't that bad.
hello Hampi & others
so I heard some west Javan/Sundanese traditional music recently & it was good
Listening to Stanley Murphy recently.
He's from Ivory Coast.
Can anyone rec some music from there?
The thing is there was once folk music (called traditional folk now) and then other genres started to be influenced by it. Music they played became a lot difrent than its roots. So there was a need to name this new genre. People that were into trad folk called it contemporary folk although this new music became a lot more popular than trad folk and most of the poeple just calles it folk now.
Id say modern Bahamas music is pretty cool--that is, the stuff they sell at kitschy tourist trap stores--because it's this traditional stuff sort of distilled through a lens of implied western consumerism. Does that make sense? It's "fake," but at the same time it's grounded in a unique and harder-to-swallow /trad/ reality that still sort of shines through. It's just fascinating to me. I'll be honest, I haven't heard much genuinely traditional Bahamian music, but Ive heard a shit ton of what people THINK traditional Bahamian music is. It's an interesting descrepancy.
Also, you asked for me, here I am. Hope i don't sound like an idiot.
also, I'm the guy who uploaded a lot of that stuff.
I have a bit more new stuff that I can start sharing here if ya'll want.
I think 1 new Korean, maybe 2 Japanese, 1 India, and a few Indonesian albums