Visit of land of a thousand lakes

I haven’t any knowledge about Finnish people, also about Finland too, when I was nine years old. It was changed, when I have heard on slovak radio Devin songs from one band. Those songs and language was very interesting. After that I have heard, that It was Värttinä from Finland, something was changed. I have […]

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Andalusian classical music

If You think, that this music will be from Andalusia, this is big mistake. Ofcourse, this music was maybe created in this region, but in this period, when Andalusia was under arabic control. Remember, that due to Arabs, there are nice monuments, like arabic gardens, ETC. This Andalusian classical music is popular in North Africa […]

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Zen flute

Japanese flute Shakuhachi is well known for listeners of world music, or japanese music too. There is also another association with this musical instrument, Zen Buddhism. Origin of this flute, like most of japanese musical instruments is in China. Original Shakuhachi is made from bamboo, but nowadays We can found Shakuhachi made from another materials. […]

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Bhangra, queen of Punjab

Roots of this musical genre is in punjabi folk music. But interesting is this fact, that this genre was created in United kingdom. This genre was created by punjabi migrants from India and Pakistan. Texts are in Punjabi language, but music can say maybe most to You, like texts. Maybe You are from Punjab and […]

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Qawwali and Pakistani Sufism

He who knows the secret of sound, knows the mystery of the whole universe Hazrat Inayat Khan Qawwali is musical genre in pakistani Sufi music. Sufism is mystical movement of Islam, who sais, that everything, which is created is from god, or universe. So, by Sufism everything is creation of god. I didn’t know about […]

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Bengali minstrels

When I have got CD with music from India, there were some pieces of indian classical music and also something unknown, strange and mystical. Those strange songs were two. In this time I didn’t know, that there are a lot of languages in India. After some years I have heard this language again. I knew […]

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French and Caribbean

I remembered on one day, when I have discovered something, like ‘French west Indies’. I lastly noticed, that word ‘West Indies’ is used for Caribbean isles. English language is mostly used on those countries, such as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago ETC. Spanish language is official in Cuba and Dominican Republic. French language is official […]

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Vietnamese cuisine

If You say word “Vietnam”, automatically You have got associations, like vietnam war, but this is not good side. In my country, there are also some vietnamese fastfoods and restaurants too. So, for example Vietnam presents not just cuisine, but also vietnamese sellers in my country. Vietnamese culture is influenced with chinese culture. Can You […]

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