World Mix Tape Vol. LXII
Yodeling isn't just for Tennessee mountain gypsies anymore my friends. It is also apparently a pygmy distress call, a call of mistrust, frustration, and misuse of dowry elephant tusks.
Francis Bebey - Pygmy Divorce
Something that bothers me more than almost any type of American egocentrism, is people's reaction in front of me when listening to music in something other than English, Spanish or french. They simply find it necessary to imitate the vocalist by wailing "lalelalelale" The way small children make fun of each other or communicate. When the voice is used as an instrument you don't have to understand. Watcha Clan's Sista Ka is Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Berber using that and so much more in her music. I only understand half the words but It feels like the Spanish revolution and Franco is being Franco.
Watcha Clan - Quinto Regimiento
Watcha Clan - Balkan Qoulou
Huun Huur Tu is a group of Tuvan throat singers who also play such instruments as the Tuyug (Boiled and dried horses hooves clacked together) and the Xapchyk (Rattle made from sheep kneebones in bull's testicles.) This song however has other instruments in addition to the vocals which the liner notes fail to provide any description at all for. This song is from the album Live 2
Huun Huur Tu - Orai-La Boldu-La Kezhee-Le Boldu La
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