Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Grace in flight


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.

The man from Nola and the Canon


That classic interpretation from Wynton Marsalis.

Ritmo cubano


A classic is a classic. ¡A gozar!

When there is doubt, that voice to remind us


Life is indeed worth living,

A musical promise


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


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


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

And a lively end to the month


A powerful myth as lived in another culture.

A songbird sings


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