The World Music

For those of you interested in music discovering a foreign country means also an encounter with its music heritage and current trends. It’s amazing how universal language the music is.

  • SPAIN

A famous Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucía

Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar playing (“guitarra”), song (“cante”), and dance (“baile”). Flamenco originated in the southern regions of Spain, but it’s thought to be influenced by many world cultures, including Latin American, Cuban, and Jewish traditions. Originally flamenco dancing was not set to music, it was only singing and clapping of hands called “toque de palmas.” Some flamenco dancing still follows ancient tradition, but the use of guitars and other musical instruments has become more popular in modern flamenco.

Pele & Vicente Amigo

Enrique Morente

Estrella Morente

Diego de Cigala

 

Modern music

Alejandro Sanz

Chambao

Pablo Alborán

 

  • POLAND

Traditional music from Tatra mountains region. Called muzyka góralska. To me the góralska music is the musical heart of Poland and the most beautiful folklore culture in Poland. The basic ensemble is strings, with prym bearing the melody and two sekunds accompanying, often polyphonically, over a rhythmic string bass. The peculiar flavour of Tatra music, though, comes from the ‘warped’ (to western ears) scale with its flattened seventh and and sharp fourth.

Golec uOrkiestra

Brathanki

Czesław Niemen

Zakopower

Marek Grechuta

Perfect

Dawid Podsiadło

Mela Koteluk

Kayah

Myslovitz

Daab

Sidney Polak