Posts Tagged ‘world music’

“Hermetico” by Balkan Beat Box

March 3, 2009

So, my friend was raving about the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and it got me thinking about another great worldbeat band, Balkan Beat Box.  The video below is live footage of the band performing the song “Hermetico” from their 2007 album “Nu-Med.”  I will one day see them in concert.  That day would come sooner if somebody would just donate some concert tickets.

Check out more of Balkan Beat Box at their official website or on Myspace

“Chan Chan” by Compay Segundo

November 10, 2008

“Chan Chan” is an original song by the late Cuban artist Compay Segundo. It’s the opening track on the soundtrack to Buena Vista Social Club, a fascinating movie that documents the story of several Cuban jazz musicians. Buena Vista Social Club is available on NetFlix and is highly recommended. You’ll love it, and if it doesn’t work out for you, put your hand out like the rest of the country in hopes the government will bail you out of your situation.