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Via the KBS World Sounds of Korea program I discovered the gugak a cappella group from Korea today. From the program web page:

A gugak band named Toris토리스 was formed to bring all these different tori pieces from various regions and make music that can be enjoyed by everyone. Toris is also the only gugak a cappella group in Korea. The group, formed in 2009, is comprised of vocalists specializing in pansori, Korean folk songs, and a cappella. Let’s begin this week’s episode with Toris singing “Saetaryeong새타령” or “Bird Song,” a folk song from the southern region.

Very moving song by the Elias String Quartet, “Lament for Mulroy”.

Listening now to “Sol de Manha” by MANdolinMAN, via Klara radio station.

Listening to a brilliant playlist from Laani of The FullJoy Experience at Worldwide FM with afrofuturist music 🎶 See the playlist here:

In this show, she focuses on Afrofuturism spanning the whole musical spectrum, inspired by this article written by Jonita Davis ‘How Black Women Are Reshaping Afrofuturism’.

Read the article by Jonita Davis here.

While listening to Klara radio I discovered this album of beautiful piano pieces by a 19th century Flemish composer Peter Benoit. Played here by pianist Jozef De Beenhouwer.

Now playing via Klara radio, “Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier - Viso di donna” 🎧

It took me a while to find the time, but finally started listening to the new Big Thief album, “U.F.O.F.”. The lyrics are as curious as always with short mysterious vignettes filled with names, colours and animals. Overall the albums sounds magical, with some wonderful moments like the screams from the guitar in the song “Contact”. Favorite track of the albums currently is “Orange”.

Feeling funky #NowPlaying "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)" by Lee Dorsey 🎶

Chills #NowPlaying “love fail - he was and she was” by David Lang, Anonymous 4 🎧