Seventy-five percent of my music collection (CDs and LPs) is classical. The other twenty-five percent is ethnic music - world music. I grant you that a hefty percentage of my world music collection is Irish and Scot. But, there are others…
So, here’s some of my favorites. (I have an ulterior motive…I’m looking for new music!)
Breton music! I have a very identifiable Breton French surname. I was first exposed to the music of my ancestors at a Celtic Nations Festival in New Orleans. This is Celtic music but it is most definitely not Irish, Welsh, or Scot. Take a listen:
And then there is the music of the Andes…Peru and Chile. I bought my first LP based upon hearing Paul Simon and the then group Urubamba. Remember El Condor Pasa? I LOVE Andean music!!! Such happy music! And I love the pipes! I’ve heard Andean bands in the mercado de San Antonio y tambien al mercado de Seattle. Me gusto este musica!
So, let’s have some input! World music! Ethnic music. What are your favorites!!!
I sing polyphony in a cathedral choir. I appreciate the sound of the human voice in harmony. These guys are awesome: