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The World in Words | Public Radio International
"A podcast about languages and the people who speak them"
language  languages  blogs  theworld  words  podcasts 
april 2016 by robertogreco
Colombia's Bomba Estéreo Perform Acoustic Version of Sintiendo | @pritheworld
"The Colombian band Bomba Estéreo visited our studio a few weeks ago.

Three members of the band brought along their guitars and agreed to take one of their typical electro-cumbia tracks, and unplug it for for us.

The tune was Sintiendo.

It’s off their latest album Elegancia Tropical.

Guitarist Simón Mejía described Sintiendo as “a danceable ballad with sentimental lyrics.”

Here’s the original release of the song.

You can compare the original with the acoustic version they played for us in the studio."
music  2013  theworld  bombaestéreo 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Music and Stories of the Late-Brazilian Funk Master Tim Maia | PRI's The World
"A new collection of songs by Brazilian funk musician Tim Maia is out on the Luaka Bop label.

The guy who runs the label, Yale Evelev, heard we were interested in speaking with Tim Maia.

He called and left a voice mail, saying that Tim Maia had died in 1998 at the age of 55.

However, Evelev offered a few other people who knew Tim Maia. One of them was musician Roger Bruno.

In the early 60s they were both in a band called “The Ideals.”

Tim Maia was a young, upstart musician then and had come to the US from Brazil in the late 50s, but he got deported a few years later for drug possession.

Roger Bruno says Tim Maia was out there and “when Tim believed something, he believed it all the way.

He would get further out there than anyone else.

But when I knew him he hadn’t gotten anywhere near where he would turn on the entire office of a record company.”"
brasil  globalhit  2012  theworld  music  timmaia  brazil 
october 2012 by robertogreco
Synesthesia: Can You Taste the Difference Between Sounds? | PRI's The World
"Audio extra: Test yourself, can you taste the sounds?

Oxford University psychologist Charles Spence studies human senses and how they interact. In recent studies, he had people smell wines and sample chocolate, and then match the different aromas and flavors to different musical sounds.

He found that people tend to associate sweet tastes with high-pitched notes and the sounds of a piano. People match bitter flavors with low notes and brass instruments.

Spence wondered if he could put this finding to use. Could he use music to influence what people smell or taste?"
music  flavor  theworld  audio  sounds  smells  smell  taste  jamespetrie  2012  daphnemaurer  charlesspence  senses  synesthesia 
february 2012 by robertogreco
I Hate World Music, Too « Staccato Signals of Constant Information
"Byrne gets to the heart of the contradictions inside the phrase “world music.” As a mission statement, Byrne’s ideas are continually in mind as we program music on PRI’s The World."
music  davidbyrne  marcowerman  theworld  international  global 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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