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Making the Planet Better With Traditional Kentucky Music

Nancy Barker, the founder of several Kentucky music festivals, continues to be a guiding force with a creative spiritEven though she "absolutely hated" piano lessons as a child, Nancy Barker says, "I always knew I was gonna be a musician.""I could sing," says 77-year-old Barker. That talent came from one side of the family."Mother was a singer," she explains. "Daddy couldn't carry a tune in a bucket."Kentucky Standard Band members, […]

todayDecember 11, 2023 6


Dwayne Johnson Reflects on His “Craziest” “Nashville” Experience, Growing Up on Traditional Country Music While Chasing Dreams at 15 Years Old

Dwayne The Rock Johnson wore many hats in his career. From a marquee WWE superstar and an iconic business mogul to one of the most sought-after Holywood hunks, DJ has displayed his gift in every field. But it seems, as a youngster, The Great One wanted to follow a completely different career path based on music.America’s Favorite Video TodayThe Rock spilled a unique story that many of his fans might […]

todayNovember 19, 2023 6


A month into the war, American Jewry marks a traditional milestone of mourning

JTA — A wide array of events and experiences are planned in the United States to mark 30 days since the October 7 massacre in which Gazan terrorists killed 1,400 Israelis, even though many of their loved ones have yet to reach that point in the Jewish grieving process. The 30-day mark after death is a meaningful moment in the Jewish calendar of grief. It is when a secondary period […]

todayNovember 7, 2023 5


Traditional music association revived | Daily Sun

Gospel star Jumbo said it would be great to have someone fighting for their rights. THE South African Music Industry Council (Samic) in KZN is reviving the National Traditional Music Association (Natma).Natma was established in the 1980s but had to stop operations due to unforeseen circumstances.According to Samic KZN secretary general Romeo Qetsemane, Natma will represent all traditional music genres, including maskandi, mbaqanga, reggae, isicathamiya and gospel."Natma is the member of […]

todayOctober 13, 2023 5


Legendary singer Sherali Jo’rayev encapsulated Uzbekistan’s traditional music and poetry · Global Voices

Sherali Jo'rayev with a rubab. Screenshot from Sherali Jo'rayev – Topic YouTube channel. Fair use. At the heart of Uzbekistan’s music scene, a legendary voice remained stifled for decades, hidden beneath a shroud of political censorship. Sherali Jo’rayev, one of the nation’s most prominent and talented singers, who recently passed away at the age of 77, left a legacy that defied the odds and showcased the indomitable spirit of artistic […]

todayOctober 3, 2023 2


LAVA Music launches overhauled LAVA ME 4 lineup – but can its Spruce model convert traditional acoustic fans to the tech revolution?

LAVA Music’s credentials in the acoustic guitar realm have grown over the past few years, following a slew of releases that aimed to shake up the six-string status quo and bring the humble acoustic into the modern age. Such examples include the sub-$500 BLUE LAVA and LAVA ME 3.Now, LAVA Music has added an all-new range of instruments to its ever-expanding catalog – the LAVA ME 4.Notably, the LAVA ME […]

todaySeptember 20, 2023 4


Engaging Recreations of the Traditional Music of Western Mazovia and Kuyavia

Kapela Niwińskich – Pogłosy (Kapela Niwińskich, 2023) The album Pogłosy (Reverberations) has a strong focus on the traditional music of Western Mazovia and Kujawi in Central Poland. The founder of Kapela Niwińskich, Mateusz Niwiński, having spent years playing mazurkas and obereks, felt compelled to explore something new. After discovering and listening to archival recordings from Western Mazovia, he was bursting with joy. These were recordings of violinists and singers from […]

todayAugust 9, 2023 1


UH Mānoa professor honored by International Council for Traditional Music and Dance

Ricardo Trimillos The International Council for Traditional Music and Dance has awarded a lifetime membership to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Ricardo Trimillos for his years of advocacy, service and academic contributions. Trimillos is a professor emeritus in ethnomusicology and Asian studies at UH Mānoa. His career has been dedicated to helping build the ethnomusicology program in tandem with his former professor and mentor, Barbara Bernard Smith, the founder […]

todayAugust 2, 2023 1


Humza Yousaf joins in at traditional Moray music festival Speyfest

Humza Yousaf joins in at traditional Moray music festival Speyfest Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In […]

todayJuly 23, 2023 3

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