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This is a space to talk about anything music, share music from your culture, the latest fantastic performer you have found, anything music. We thought we would start things off with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture, cannons and fireworks and all. I hope you enjoy it!

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Such a fabulous way to begin a fabulous forum! Welcome everyone!
if you would like to, please introduce yourself and tell us about the kind of music you enjoy. If you are a musician we would like to know that too.
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@Halla, Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture has always been one of my favourite pieces! 🙂
In answer to your comments, @Judith, I enjoy all classical music, especially waltzes. What type of music do you enjoy?
Hi..Judith I like to listen all kind of beautiful music though I know nothing about music. I love listening soprano Julia Lezhneva and mezzosoprano Elina Garanca , I enjoy a lot listening 2 cellos and violinist Nemanja Radulovolic. I hope to learn a lot about music with you!


Later I will tell you what is the song Ilike more.
@Lillian , waltzes always melt my heart! There is something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about the lyrical 1-2-3...about the time period where Strauss waltzes were played and danced to in beautiful ballrooms. I enjoy playing them on clarinet with my klezmer group too.
I just started a thread asking people what styles of music they enjoy. I included a link to Mozart’s 2nd movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which is a piece that always makes me smile...
I like so many types. When I was younger I would take my guitar and sing folk songs to myself all night. I enjoy a good song. Music from different cultures is amazing, which is what I am hoping we will learn about here too.
@tonyjota , you know much about music! You know what you love and appreciate good music. Thank you for these examples. Do you enjoy singing?
I am hoping we will all learn from one another here and look forward to meeting and hearing music from all over the world.
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Hi All,

how nive overseas miusic ishare some one

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Tina Turner 1973 the best folklor in ghana
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Hi @Bahamas2020 I notice that you like Rhythm and Blues music, to judge by these videos, artists and songs you have shared with us today. Can you tell us what it is that you like about this kind of music?
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Dear Halla,

iam so happy to read you thanks for your Agree iwould just share different music from the culture world because of the music space we have to taste All the Modes ihope iam right what isaid you

ihave an other video to share love song ,and child song iam sure you will Appreciate theme much in the past iloved for exemple the song both Tony& Maria in west side story the best to night


ook forward to hearing from you soon
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Hi All,

iam so much happy to introduce how ilike music and my music contry instrument bellow

The name Gharnati - Andalusian music in the Maghreb - refers to the end of the Reconquest, in January 1492, preceded by the fall in Granada (Gharnata in Arabic) of the last kingdom of Muslims in Andalusia in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain). It will be followed, as of 1502, by the expulsion of these, them and the Jews. The word gharnati is then adopted to pay homage to them.

The rise of Andalusian music in the Maghreb cities is not strictly related to the movement of Muslims to North Africa. It also resides in the migratory flow of the Moslems of Cordova (Kortoba), from 1236, towards Tlemcen which is then the capital of the Ziyanides. Just as the recapture of Seville by the Catholic kings in 1248, will provoke the forced exodus of the vanquished to the territories of the southern shore of the Mediterranean.

The heirs of Andalusian musical heritage could have chosen the word kortobia or even zyriabia. Especially since it was in Cordoba that the named Ziryab - Abu Hassan Ali ben Nafi (native of a Kurdish village of Mosul in 789 and died in Cordoba in 857) founded, under the tutelage of the Umayyad emir Abd Al Rahman II, a new musical tradition in Muslim Spain: Andalusian music. Of the 24 compositions - noubas - created by this genius of singing, melody and rhythm, twelve are still played, four others remain incomplete, the rest is in the register of lost memory, knowing that this heritage is transmitted orally. The first music school of Europe is opened by Ziryab. He also innovates in the field of instruments, notably perfecting the medieval lute. He equips him with a fifth pair of strings, so that he becomes the main element of the Andalusian musical soul.

The contribution of Ibn Bâjja
The post-Ziryab will be marked by the creation of new poetic and musical forms: el muwachah¹ and el zajal², which allows a new dynamic in the composition. Then, the musical work of Ziryab will be enriched by Ibn Bâjja (Saragossa 1070 - Fez 1138). He will make the symbiosis between the Eastern, Maghreb and Christian musical components he discovers in Andalusia. He restructures the nouba by introducing muwachah and zajal, creates two new movements: el istihlâl and el amal, develops a harmony in fifths embraced for the Andalusian-Maghrebi lute which is still practiced: ramal in Morocco, oud ārbî in Tunisia , kouitra in Algeria. Whatever the name given to it: Andalusian, Arab-Andalusian, Andalusian-Maghrebi music, Hispano-Muslim music, the musical legacy of Andalusia has survived willy-nilly until today.

During the twentieth century, a new impetus is given to him by the diffusion, the recording and the modernization by the introduction of new instruments like the piano, the guitar and the flute. Despite its different denominations and evolutions according to the genius of each region, the vocal and instrumental suite, the nouba, remains the common base. In Morocco, it is known as âla and / or gharnati (instrumental music as opposed to essentially vocal religious music) as in Tlemcen. In Tunisia: malouf (composed music) as in Constantine. In Algeria and in its capital: san'a³. Here are three great schools (or styles) respectively from Granada, Cordoba and Seville. They share the same repertoire based on seven basic modes: djarka, raml el maya, zidane, aaraq, sika, mezmoum, moual. Still, gharnati is different in form. He is usually performed in a small band, composed of both instrumentalists and singers. Solo singing is valued and performed in unison by a small ensemble, sometimes enriched with vocal ornaments performed by the singer.

Mohamed Redouane

Muwachah (ornament): strophic poetry that breaks with the classical Arabic metric. Rhythmic and multirime structure, the muwachah consists of stanzas and a variable number of hemistiches.
Zajal (to move): a kind of muwachah who uses the dialectal language.
San'a (work of art): elaborate and distinct construction of popular music. Voice piece that forms the basic cell in the construction of the building of the nouba.


Andalusian songs by Sid Ahmed Serri. Editions Ibda, 1997.
Ziryab the black bird master of the way of life by Robert W. Lebling Jr. Edition Saudi Aramco World, July 2003.
Song and music of the nawba or Algerian nuba by Rachid Guerbas in Horizons Maghrébins, n ° 47, 2002.
History of Arab-Andalusian music by Omar Metioui, Tangier, January 2001.
Illustration: Larbi Bensari and his orchestra conducting a wedding in Tlemcen (after Bachir Yellès)
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for the other pieces it reminds me of my youth and folds beautiful memories of the past
for the songs of joselito ca remind me mom childhood and mom happiness
also for the wset side story ca my lot marks at this time
the rhythms also remember the holidays and big holidays birth day weddings ect...

Best wish
Thank you @Bahamas2020 for sharing your thoughts about the music you posted for us.

I had seen West Side Story on the stage on Broadway as a young person. I just learned that this show is being revived and will be on stage again. When did you first hear this music?

You listen to so much music., I can understand how important it is to you.
Do you spend much time listening to music?
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What a terrific choice to lead this community - congratulations Judith and Halla! I will try to visit and contribute now and then but I have to confess the Design community may be my first go-to. I am working, travelling, studying, etc so it's hard to keep up

Most amazing music I've heard and have been introduced to: Andean folk music. A very broad category as the Andes and Incas were/are quite spread out. From my time in Ecuador

Most recent outdoor concert (along with 18k+ people!): James Taylor at Tanglewood Massachusetts

Most questionable decision on music: helping my significant other/partner get started on playing the drums. thank goodness for noise cancelling headphones

Have a great day,
@Carol , how good to see that you found us! Whenever you join us, it will be fabulous. I look forward to hearing from you from time to time.

Tanglewood is only an hour away from me. It is such a beautiful place to hear a concert. I wrote about it in the Music Venues thread here. I think you would enjoy seeing the video about it.


Drums! LOL! Best of success to him. You need to teach yourself electric guitar and start a Rock Duo now.
Wouu!! how kind of happiness the music ca do...
missed to say Hello All,
Just sing, dance and enjoy ... All-around ....

listen to the music playing for change

I think the original version was from The Doobie Brothers over the 70s,but I love the PFC version 🎸
@JoaQ what a lovely message to see! “Just sing, dance and enjoy”! I think I will do just that and hope you and everyone else will too. Welcome.
@JoaQ I love Playing for Change and the work that they do and the great music that they produce. Thank you for sharing.
(PS if you choose the play icon or the link icon in the toolbar at the bottom of your text frame, you can embed your link or make it clickable, so it is easier to access)