Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Grace in flight

2015-07-12

The condor, not just graceful gliding on air currents on high, but purposeful on the ground, in reducing spread of disease.

And the condor has allies, similarly not as powerful, who seek to ensure a health environment for their families and and struggle to protect their ancestral lands, their patrimony. Just one case, Indigenous Communities Resist Contamination in Peru’s Amazon. Carrion the condor can handle – but not if riddled with chemical and other contaminants.

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The man from Nola and the Canon

2015-07-05

That classic interpretation from Wynton Marsalis.

Ritmo cubano

2015-06-28

A classic is a classic. ¡A gozar!

When there is doubt, that voice to remind us

2015-06-21

Life is indeed worth living,

A musical promise

2015-06-14

And our chanteur with such ‘lyrics’ better not show up with ‘two hands swinging’. Vagabond Ulysses was one lucky fellow.

That Greek myth, as seen from Europe – musically

2015-06-07

Here we have Dame Janet Baker. Even if we do look back we’re hard pressed to find as impressive a performance.

To celebrate a Martha Argerich birthday

2015-06-05

Her performance dazzled then and continues to do so – even as her greatness has since soared.

And a lively end to the month

2015-05-31

A powerful myth as lived in another culture.

A songbird sings

2015-05-24

One of those pleasures missed – Eva’s performances at Blues Alley.

In those Halcyon days of an era long past, Denizens of the Night in Washington, DC would recall Mr Henry’s, Bohemian Cavern, Showboat Lounge – and Blues Alley, where the late Eva Cassidy had performed.

And to step, lightly – er, no, lithely

2015-05-17