Still delighting in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse, by now I’ve compiled several playlists for diverse genres, mostly containing listening guides with Society and soundscape in mind:
- Chinese folk music (in the sidebar, scrolling down below the image gallery—with commentary here) including the Li family Daoists, the Gaoluo ritual association, searing shawm bands, and numinous recordings from the Zhihua temple (1953) and Xi’an (1961)
- An eclectic Playlist of songs, with Billie Holiday, fado, Bach, Amy Winehouse, Purcell, Michel Legrand, Mahler, Nina Hagen, Ravel, Aretha Franklin, and more
- Links to a varied selection of north Indian ragas, including “diatonic” (Yaman), “minor” (Kafi Zila), pentatonic (Malkauns), with augmented intervals (Bhairav), the beguiling Marwa (“A major over a C drone”)…
- A series on the great Beatles albums, with the aid of Wilfred Mellers and Alan W. Pollack
- Feminist songs, including You don’t own me and I will survive
- see also Punk: a roundup
- A series on the riches of flamenco, with plaintive cante jondo deep song and palmas illustrated by the wonderful documentary series Rito y geografïa del cante
- A Bach retrospective, with links to posts on Passions, cantatas, keyboard and orchestral works
- My ear-scouring homage to the brilliance of Emma and Leylah, tailored to their respective cultural backgrounds, makes a succinct world music playlist—Chinese shawms, Transylvanian fiddles, Inuit vocal games, nanyin ballads from the Hokkien disapora, Andean wind bands, trad French-Celtic Canadian….
- Songs of Asia Minor: early recordings
- Shawms around the world
- Indian and world fiddles
- Punk: a roundup
- Conducting: a roundup, linking to a Mahlerfest…
There must be well over a hundred posts there for you to relish—do click away on all the links!