CD Raffle: Music from Home
Hello! I would like to thank you, and all at Hemifran for the nice CDs that have come my way. I’ve listened to them a few times now and they’re both nice to drive car by. This is the way I listen to most music, not distracted to other things.
Thanks again, I’m already looking out for the new issue! Paul Verdonk
9/8 - Greek Folk Sheet Music
Dear Folkworld's editors, my name is Dimitris Chatzilias, I am 28 years old, I am from Greece and I've been studying and playing Greek folk music for over 15 years. The purpose I contact you is that I would like to inform you about a project me and my team are starting a fund raising site where everyone can support any project they like with any amount of money they want and receive respective prices.
In my view, Greek folk music is a very interesting, genuine and compound musical genre of great harmonic and rhythmic value. However it’s not a widespread genre, so there is very few sheet music available. We refer to musicians who like such kind of music or are interested in exploring new musical genres. Our project, called “Nine Eight”, is to make a compilation of some classic Greek folk songs based on bouzouki, transcribe them into music scores and write them down on a book. Through our project, we would like to contribute to the preservation of world's cultural diversity. By supporting financially our project, you obtain a copy of our book, a very detailed work in Greek folk music that has not been done before.
For more details here is our project’s page on indiegogo www.indiegogo.com/nine-eight and the project’s website nineeight.wordpress.com. If you feel that this project is worth of some attention, I would greatly appreciate, apart from any financial support, if you forwarded it through your site. Even a simple mention or hosting our links at your site, would be a huge assistance for us.
Thank you in advance, “9/8” Team
Star FK Radium: Blue Siberia
That is super, thanks. I read the review and agree with the reviewer's comments.
Take care and thanks again! Bill Martien
Hi. Thanks for that… very much appreciated. I should have mentioned to you that the Electric stands for Energy as opposed to the Electric instruments…
Anyhow… very nice and many thanks.
Regards, Tim Murray
Diarmaid & Donncha Moynihan: The Lights of Ranzanico
Hello, thanks very much for sending on the review. I am really glad you liked it and great research done as well!
Joy Dunlop: Dùsgadh
Thanks, I'm off to have a nosey now!
Lèis gach deagh dhùrachd / Yours Sincerely,
Sheila MacDonald: This Way
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you very much for including the review of my CD "This Way" in the 11/1/10 issue of FolkWorld. It was a thrill to scroll down the pages and see that it had been included. Thanks to the reviewer David Hintz too for taking the time to listen to the CD and for writing so perceptively about it.
I'm working on a second album now that should be out this spring or summer - hopefully I can send that one in too. Thanks again for including the CD and for keeping such a great music publication going.
Sincerely, Sheila MacDonald
Lily Dahab: Nomade
Thank you so much for your beautiful words. One thing is right... we really put in this CD a lot of love and passion!! And that you can feel this through our music, makes me very happy:-)
Send you all the best, and hope to see you soon maybe in another concert!!
Besos, Lily Dahab
The Calling Sirens
Hello. Thanks a lot for the interesting review. It's a pleasure to see, that you really listened carefully to the songs. Please send our regards to David, who wrote this vivid review.
Let's stay in touch!
Regards, The Calling Sirens
David Rovics: Song for Bradley Manning
I wrote a song for Bradley Manning, the brave soldier who allegedly made off with all those files that Wikileaks has done such a brilliant job of publicizing. Here's a video of me singing the song I just made on my iPhone: www.youtube.com. Free Bradley Manning! Lyrics below. And please visit the website of the Bradley Manning Support Network: www.bradleymanning.org.
Song for Bradley Manning Private Manning was an analyst if what they say is true He was paid to read reports and find the patterns sifting through As he read the data the patterns did emerge Patterns that were clear both before and since the Surge Patterns of abuse of the most horrific kind Gunning down civilians out of view and out of mind Gunning down the opposition in the middle of the night Sending off the scholars to be tortured out of sight Sometimes you need desperate measures when you live in desperate times And Private Manning saw he was looking at war crimes He wondered what to do to allow the dead to speak He finally decided to contact Wikileaks Now it's all out on the table and everybody knows The emperor is naked, he's not wearing any clothes Now Adrian Lamo has to live within his skin He stabbed Bradley in the back, called the cops and turned him in But not before the soldier took half a million files If you printed all the pages they'd stretch on for miles Evidence against the state right from the horse's mouth Machinations in the west, bombings in the south A treasure trove of details for all the globe to see How much they need to lie and kill for democracy How many drone strikes have hit villages leaving everyone to die They blamed on someone else the official line, Not I How many coups have been plotted by ambassadors who say That free and fair elections be the order of the day Now it's all out on the table and everybody knows The emperor is naked, he's not wearing any clothes Now the Genie's out of the bottle and they're trying to stuff it back And stop it from illuminating everything we lack Such as the rule of law or playing by the book Look you can read it, it's right here, the ship of state is run by crooks And they vilify the messengers, call them every name For daring to blow the whistle on the nature of their game The game of taking lives and endangering the rest In order for the wealthy few to do what they do best Dominate the world for the corporate elite But now their cover's blown from their head down to their feet And now the stars and stripes is looking much more like a rag The lid is off the box, the cat's out of the bag Now it's all out on the table and everybody knows The emperor is naked, he's not wearing any clothesP.S.: David Rovics spent February at the Big Red Studio, Portland. This happened because of the response to his call-out for funds to make a professional recording of "Song for Bradley Manning" with a band. David ended up with a 13-song recording, and he decided to make it available as a web-only release through his website - by donation or for free.
Dutch Folk Song
Can you please give this link to Mary Boerebach?
Best regards, Aimée Jansen
FolkWorld @ MySpace
Welcome to myspace - great to have you here :)
Morten Alfred Høirup (www.myspace.com/mortenalfred)