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How would you classify this music?

GUEST,Dave R. 08 Sep 12 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,Stim 08 Sep 12 - 04:17 PM
Gibb Sahib 08 Sep 12 - 04:40 PM
GUEST 08 Sep 12 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,Dave R. 08 Sep 12 - 05:53 PM
katlaughing 08 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM
Jack Campin 08 Sep 12 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,TGettlin 08 Sep 12 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Stim 09 Sep 12 - 12:17 AM
GUEST,Stim 09 Sep 12 - 12:24 AM
kendall 09 Sep 12 - 06:16 AM
Big Al Whittle 09 Sep 12 - 06:49 AM
Big Al Whittle 09 Sep 12 - 06:58 AM
GUEST,Mary from Vermont 09 Sep 12 - 09:39 AM
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Subject: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Dave R.
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 03:17 PM

I came across this video while watching bluegrass video on youtube. Very interesting style. I was hoping to find out more about this genre, but I'm not sure what that genre would be! It's somewhere in the folk universe, for sure.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9MTDZXRwOo


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 04:17 PM

This music is sometimes called "Ethnic Fusion" or some such thing. It is an eclectic style that incorporates Middle Eastern(Armenian, Turkish. Israeli, Arabic, Persian) soloing with a more contemporary acoustic rhythm. Often, there is a strong element of Flamenco in it, with bits of jazz, classical, and even rock.

George Mgrdichian, was one of the first to play this kind of music. He was an Armenian-American oud player from Philadelphia who played Jazz and Classical. His nephew, Roger, is an active player now.

A lot of Americans who grew up hearing and playing ethnic music for community, and at the same time listening to rock and pop music end up playing this kind of music, and of course there are even more in Middle Eastern cultures who also listen to Western pop and create their own hybrid.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 04:40 PM

Folk Rock.
or Jammy McJam-jam.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:21 PM

Monkey Junk


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Dave R.
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 05:53 PM

Thanks Stim! That's exactly what I was looking for!

Monkey Junk, not so much.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM

I agree with Stim. I also enjoy it so thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 06:28 PM

Hawaiian flamenco with Middle Eastern bluegrass instrumentation?

Nice, anyway.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,TGettlin
Date: 08 Sep 12 - 06:52 PM

I don't know what I would call it, exactly. I would probably classify the oud-led parts and mandolin-led parts differently if I had heard them separately, though they also work together in tandem.

Though I agree with Stim's description and history, Ethnic Fusion, as a term, holds a "world music" connotation for me, and I'm not sure this fits that bill. It's too poppy for that.

I like it though, whatever it is. I've never seen those instruments played together before.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 12:17 AM

Here is a clip Raji and Roger


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 12:24 AM

You probably should listen to thisOud and Nyckelharpa


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 06:16 AM

Why classify it at all? The oddest combo I ever heard was Ravi Shanka and Yehudi Menuhin.


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 06:49 AM

Time to go for a piss and buy another drink music.(my classification)


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 06:58 AM

lternatives - Why am I wasting my life going to these places music...?


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: GUEST,Mary from Vermont
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 09:39 AM

I would call it pleasant and well played. Big Al, what's your issue?


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Bobert
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 09:49 AM

Gypsy music... Okay, "alt" gypsy music... And rather boring, at that... IMHO...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: How would you classify this music?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 10:27 AM

I like it. The rhythms especially. It puts me in mind to the recording I did with Pete Seeger where we did an improvised Pygmy song from the Ituri forest.

It seemed quite musical to me, a good sense of dynamics and interplay with some nice lines from the oud.

I think this music is a good trend, odd instruments, jamming together, and finding
their style of playing.


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