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(2004 Archived Page)


Welcome to the Other World Music Page of Rainlore's World of Music. This page covers all types of world music not already encompassed by existing categories on this site.




Good news for those who either missed the splendid Lucie Skeaping and The Burning Bush with the BBC Concert Orchestra concert back in February or would like to repeat this extraordinary experience. The concert is to be repeated on Thursday, 3rd February 2005, 7.30pm at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex. Full details can be found on the newly set up 2005 Jewish Music UK Calendar page. This repeat performance is part of the BBC Concert Orchestra's new residency at Chichester, comprising five concerts between October 2004 and February 2005 as well as a series of education workshops and broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3. Details of the other concerts in this series are also listed on the calendar pages. A price reduction is available for those attending all five concerts, and the BBC CO have also set up a special discounted room rate with The Ship Hotel in the centre of Chichester for those visiting for the occasion and wishing to stay overnight. Full details are in the BBC CO's new season brochure and shortly on the BBC CO web site.

Slowly catching up on the backlog of CD reviews - I'm doing the best I can. There are another five albums reviewed in the Jewish Music and Jazz categories, and one here, and what an outstanding crop they are! Oud virtuoso Adel Salameh's Nuzha - Promenade also features Israeli-born drum genius Asaf Sirkis and Israeli Turkish clarinettist extraordinaire Eyal Sela. A brilliant East-Meets-East kind of fusion.

The next site update will include an illustrated review of the fabulous Daphna Sadeh and The Voyagers in concert at London's Purcell Room late last month, and, also from the Nomadica - Roots Revisited concert series,  the excellent The Soul of the Fiddle concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall will follow shortly, with more illustrated live reviews coming up soon.

Staying with the latter topic for a moment, if tangentially, whenever an illustrated review goes online I tend to get a good few emails from aspiring music photographers asking about how they could make a start photographing live music events, gaining access to events and permissions, and what equipment and film I use and other technical matters. It is obviously impossible for me to answer such inquiries individually apart from a brief polite acknowledgement. So, if you're one of those people please accept my apologies but it simply can't be done. This site is dedicated to music, not photography, so an article addressing these kinds of queries would be rather tangential, and certain aspects of such queries would be difficult or impossible to address without mentioning brand names, which further disinclines me to engage in this matter. After all, that would practically amount to free product/brand advertising, something that goes totally against the grain as far as I am concerned.

More soon

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The reviews pages are one of the major features of this site. Generally, reviews feature CD albums, but they will by no means be limited to CD releases. Previews and live performances, and even the odd demo, will also be covered as and when opportunities present themselves. Also, reviews are not necessarily of the latest releases only, rather, I aim to generally cover the best of what's around and that will often include reviews of older releases. Also, there is a page listing all CD reviews available on Rainlore's World of Music, which includes reviews of music from other genres, for example Jewish music, steel pan music, classical, in fact just about anything, and another one listing all live music reviews.

Latest reviews as of 2004/04/27:

Adel Salameh :  Nuzha - Promenade (2004/04/20)

Previous world music reviews:

BBC Concert Orchestra, Cond. Robert Ziegler, with The Burning Bush :  In Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 25th February 2004 (2004/02/26)

The BBC Concert Orchestra Presents as part of Concert Connections/BBC CO Learning :  Vessels of Sound - A pre-concert programme in the main foyer, Royal Festival Hall, London, 25th February 2004 (2004/02/26)

Monsieur Camembert :  Live On Stage (2004/01/21)

Willy Schwarz :  Jewish Music Around The World (2004/01/19)

CeiliZemer :  Shalom Ireland (2004/01/14)

Daphna Sadeh And The Voyagers :  Brighton Festival of Jewish Music, Komedia, Brighton, 10th November 2003 (2003/11/12)

The Giora Feidman Quartet :  TangoKlezmer: Giora Feidman Quartet at Union Chapel, Islington, London, 23rd October 2003 (2003/10/24)

Daphna Sadeh And The Voyagers :  Live at Club Momo, Mayfair, London, 14th October 2003 (2003/10/20)

Monsieur Camembert :  Absynthe (2003/08/26)

Daphna Sadeh And The Voyagers :  Live at Leo Baeck College, London, 3rd July 2003 (2003/07/04)

Daphna Sadeh :  Out of Border (2003/06/30)

Israelite, Koby :  Dance of the Idiots (2003/05/02)

Yair Dalal & The Al Ol Ensemble :  The Perfume Road (2003/02/26)

L' Orient Imaginaire :  Yehudi - Jewish Music from the Seraglio (2003/02/26)

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Artists' Pages

Another major feature, the artists' pages consist of brief profiles, complete with discographies, contact/booking and other useful information, for artists whose work has been reviewed on Rainlore's World of Music, or that have been given a special feature or profile. Additionally, in some cases, these pages may be styled to serve as the artist's or band's home page if they don't have a web site/page of their own yet; these are identified accordingly.

Previous profiles:

Daphna Sadeh


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An index of both formal and informal articles, both on as well as off site, on all manner of topics relating to jazz. Titles are accompanied by brief descriptions of the content.


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