The Amazon Ensemble is a world music ensemble based in Norway, but with its roots in the Amazon rainforest. The group was established in 2009 in order to rescue the rich musicality from the Amazon indians, coating them in contemporaneous arrangements, with weft of innovative timbres and soundscapes inspired by the forest. Naturally, the group has broaden it musicality and use elements from many traditions such as Indian, Brazilian and Norwegian folk music.

    Led by the brazilian musicians Eduardo Agni and Txai Fernando - both officially initiated in different indigenous traditions of the Amazon - and the norwegian instrumentalist Sigmund Vatvedt, who for years has been working diligently in the study of musical traditions of ethnical cultures. This trio of strong musical cohesion and vast diversity is enhanced by the participation of special guests, master musicians from different backgrounds, united with a common purpose: To share a positive music inspired by the beauty of nature, and to make bridges between different people and cultures, with the universal language of music and art.
contact - wuante@wuante.com

Very nice piece from Eduardo Agni´s first album, Kronos.

written by: Michael Wright
The Guardian, Wednesday 18 September 2013

My brother John Wright, who has died aged 74, was recognised as one of the world’s finest virtuosos on that most underrated of musical instruments, the jew’s harp (or jaw harp, though John never liked that name). An internationally admired musician, and a great shanty singer and fiddle player, he also played a key role in the reconstruction of working medieval musical instruments.

John was born in Leicester to Len, a butcher, and his wife, Millie. After attending Wyggeston Grammar school for boys, he went on to Wolverhampton College of Art and had a brief career in teaching before becoming a professional musician. In the 1960s he began a lifelong passion for the jew’s harp and tracked down early recordings of the instrument at Cecil Sharp House, London, the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, seeking out traditional players in the British Isles.

John quickly gained an extensive knowledge of the instrument from also studying the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, and the Musée de l’Homme, Paris. In collaboration with Geneviève Dournon-Taurelle, his research was published in 1978 as Les Guimbardes du Musée de l’Homme. John’s specific contribution was to understand the mechanics and, most significantly, the acoustics of the instrument.

Throughout his career he was fascinated by the study and interpretation of medieval carvings of musical instruments. This led to work on the reconstruction of instruments based on the carvings on the portico of the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, in north-western Spain, a project that culminated with a performance of the reconstructed instruments for the king of Spain. John was involved with a similar project for Chartres cathedral in France.

Working with many different musicians, John recorded award-winning albums ranging from Irish traditional music and the compositions of John Playford to medieval interpretations. Performing with his wife, Catherine Perrier, he travelled throughout Europe and north America. They toured extensively in France, documenting, collecting and recording songs and music from traditional sources. Both played an important role in the revival of traditional French folk music, song and dance.

Always encouraging younger generations to explore their own culture, they also set up the first French folk club, Le Bourdon, in Paris in the 1960s. John and Catherine’s flats in Paris and Angers saw a constant flow of visitors: family, friends of many years and young musicians, all being treated and greeted with great enjoyment.

John is survived by Catherine, me and our brother David.

The magical music of the master Baul musician Paban Das Baul, with his wife Mimlu Sen.
This concert was at the Drammen Sacred Music Festival 2013.
Enjoy

“Storebroren Gustav ble kanskje mer kjent, men Emanuel Vigeland museum går likevel for å være et skjult «must» i Oslo.”

SOUND TALES - concert at Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum
Friday 6. May, 18.30 and 20.30 Welcome!

THIS IS AN INVITATION TO EMBARK UPON A JOURNEY INTO THE MAGICAL DEPTH OF SOUND AND SILENCE.
EXPLORING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL LANDSCAPES WITH THE INTENTION OF CREATING A SACRED SPACE FOR HEALING AND BALANCING ONE SELF.
FERNANDO AND TAL WILL BE PLAYING ON A VARIETY OF INDIGENOUS AND ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES:
FLUTES, KALIMBAS, OCARINAS, BANSURI, VIOLA, TIBEATAN BOWLS, GONGS, SWAR SANGAM, BA WU, HULUSI, RATTLES AND MORE…
THE SOUNDSCAPES CREATED BY THESE MAGNIFICENT INSTRUMENTS SERVE TO REMIND THE LISTENER OF THE
THE SOURCE - THE ETERNAL FLAME, RAISING OUR VIBRATIONS THROUGH SACRED SOUND AND REMINDING US OF THE ONENESS EMBRACING US ALL.

Musikere:
Tal Coleman og Txai Fernando
www.innersound.no / www.amazonensemble.com
First konsert starter kl 18:30
og andre konsert starte kl 20:30

Entre kr 150 + kr 30 til museum.- betales ved inngangen.
Pga begrenset plass baseres konserten på
forhåndspåmelding via epost til
healingsound@gmail.com/ SMS 41551513

- Ta med godt med klær da det er litt kjølig der inne -

read this nice article ” Oslos best bevarte hemmelighet ”

Velkommen til Zwai Mbulas Release Konsert!

MY HERITAGE ( South African Traditional Music Fusion)

19. November KL. 20.00 på CAK

Billettpris NOK195, NOK150 for studenter & NOK 100 for pensjonister.

Kjøpes hos Billettservice.no – søk “My Heritage” Zwai Mbula

19 Nov. CAK Centre for Afrikan Kultur, Bisllet
27 Nov. Litteraturhuset
1 Dec. Belleville, Cosmopolite

for more info, check www.sabelaproductionhouse.com

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