World Passport Music
– 75 hours of free world music in mp3/podcast format. Afrobeat, Cuban Diaspora, Haitian Kompa, Salsa, Highlife, Rumba Congolaise, Kinshasa-Nairobi Sounds, Afrijazz, Calypso, Hawaiian, American Jazz Roots, Yoruban Ejeki Jo... Let’s Dance!
Here is a video of one falsetto
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
More music by and information about Skip James
, a Romanian gypsy named Doma Dumitru Siminica
, leo ki'eki'e
Richard & Solomon Ho'opi'i
and other Legends of Falsetto
It is an official language
in this US State, and if somebody writes you a check in it while you're here, you better know your numbers
. Although its usage fell after a sharp decrease in the native speakers' population and a later 'ban'
, (not really)
in the late 19th century, it is now making a comeback. Wikipedia gets its name
from the language. Sadly, though there are almost 4 million Wikipedia articles, a scant 27
of them are written in it. Of course, if you just need a dictionary, it's not hard to find
Welcome to Planet Dobro!
– The origins of bottleneck blues, bluegrass dobro and the pedal steel guitar all begin in Hawaiian steel guitar
, popularized by the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915
, the 78 rpm record
and the introduction of the National, and later Dobro guitars, invented by two wild and crazy Czechoslovakian brothers
. But wait—the mystery deepens! Is there a Hindustani connection involving a Portuguese-Indian sailor?
The arcane story of the first World music and how it changed American vernacular musics. Details within, along with tunings, tabs and the universe of resophonic, lap and pedal steel guitars…