28. September 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Harmonium · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

Harmonium

I love the explanation of this song, so I’ve posted it below. Dan was away a few weeks ago. I had no hiccups. I guess I wasn’t missed.

HICHEKI – song of ancient Rajasthani folk music tradition, played on a music session in Harwa village, Western Rajasthan in April 2011. Talim Khan (Vocals, Khartal), Nazir Khan (Vocals, Harmonium), Gulser Khan (Dholak), Hakim Khan (Kamaicha – bowed instrument) perform the song from the womens’ tradition.
Hicheki means ‘hiccup’. A woman sings to her husband who is out of country: as i am having a hiccup, my husband certainly misses me…

21. September 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: double reed bamboo flute · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

From the YouTube page:
Listen for Life ( http://www.listenforlife.org ) presents: Indian village 4 — bamboo singing.
The “raut” are a societal group of cowherders, and their special style of singing is very old. It’s called “bans geet” or “bamboo singing,” because it is accompanied by musicians who use the “shehnai” or double-reed bamboo flute. In fact, the raut people just call the instrument the “bamboo.” And the singing itself is a prayer to ancestors for good fortune. This is another of the videos shot in the remote village of Matiya, India.

14. September 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Gourd Mouth Organ · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

Read about them here.

07. September 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Pi Joom · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

I suspect I’m repeating instruments at this point. Should I stop posting these WorldReeds™ posts? I wonder!

This is a free reed instrument from Thailand. Some of the “Pi” instruments are quadruple reed instruments, but I’m not sure about this one.

31. August 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Xaphoon · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

The xaphoon is a rather new instrument, invented in the 1970s by Brian Wittman.

but how ’bout we add hang drum to this?

24. August 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Clariphone · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

… also, according to Wikipedia, known as the Saxonette or Claribel:

17. August 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Shawm · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

10. August 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Tarota · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

A Spanish shawm

03. August 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Piffero · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

The piffero is from Italy. You also hear the müsa here … I think!

27. July 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Harmonica · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

Yep … really … harmonica is considered a “free reed’ instrument

Sväng New Harmonica Quartet