British-Indian singer Sheila Chandra performs a piece of vocalised taal -- a kind of old-school beatboxing used by Indian classical music percussionists to practice their parts without an instrument.

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Sunday, 22 May 2011 00:30

Yma Sumac-Bo Mambo


If you have never heard of Yma Sumac, you are in for a treat! This Inca princess had an amazing voice with a vocal range of over four octaves.

*If you like the song below, also check out Taki Rari. She sings a high D leading to a high F at the end of the song.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 12:59

Two Door Cinema Club-What You Know


Another great video from the Spanish collective Canada! This time for the Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club's 'What You Know', off their debut album Tourist History. The song is very catchy and art direction for the video has a retro 80's feel. Directed by Lope Serrano and produced by Partizan.

Video below

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:03

Norah Jones Sings Home of the Blues


Norah Jones pays tribute to Johnny Cash


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"The art of Tuvan throat singing is a style in which two or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch, producing a mesmerizing, even entrancing sound." Read more


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Sunday, 15 May 2011 12:09

Katie Melua-Piece by Piece

For those of you who has never heard of Katie Melua, here is a song from one of her albums.


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The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Select from classical, ragtime, opera, gospel, and ethnic music as well as spoken word recordings.

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Wednesday, 04 May 2011 23:55



Website designer WhiteVinyl has created SolarBeat. The beautiful website that shows the relative speeds in which the planets and dwarf planets of our solar system obit the sun. For each solar year elapsed, the planets strike a note. You can control the speed of this lovely astrophysics music box.

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Beautiful Italian aria written by Geminiano Giacomelli.
It is used in Vivaldi's pasticcio, Bajazet.

From Cecilia Bartoli's album "If You Love Me (Se tu m'ami ), 18th-Century Italian Songs"





Translation in English

Sposa son disprezzata, fida son oltraggiata,

I am a scorned wife, faithful, yet insulted.

cieli che feci mai?

Heaven's, what did I do?

E pur egl'è il mio cor, il mio sposo, il mio amor,

And yet he is my heart, my husband, my love,

la mia speranza.

my hope.

L'amo ma egl'è infedel, spero ma egl'è crudel,

I love him, but he is unfaithful, I hope, but he is cruel,

morir mi lascierai? O Dio manca il valor

will he let me die? O God, valor is missing - 

valor e la costanza.

valor and constancy.

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