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The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Luke » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:42 pm

I've noticed several threads devoted to western music on Buddhist forums, but I've never seen one devoted to eastern music, so I thought I'd create one because I've always loved eastern and eastern-sounding music.

Please post here any 1) traditional eastern music, 2) eastern pop music, or 3) western music which is influenced by eastern music or which is about an Asian country. The definition of "eastern" can be quite broad and may include the music of Eastern European countries which sounds quite eastern.

Okay, traditional music. I have to start off with Ravi Shankar who did a huge amount to popularize eastern music in the west.


I've just been discovering Kazakh folk music recently which I think is beautiful.


Now for eastern popular music. Time to get Bollywood on you all!


The following one is in-between. It features the great Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He was classically trained in ragas, but he collaborated with many western musicians.


Finally, for an eastern-influenced and inspired western song, here's "Sweet Taste of India" by Aerosmith. :cheers:
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Luke » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Hmm... no one else out there seems to be down with eastern music, eh? Oh well. I'll post a few more anyway.

Here's some Turkish music. Gideeyup!


More horse stuff: the Tuvan song "Good Horses" from the movie Genghis Blues which includes throat singing.


The Tuvan throat singing group Huun Huur Tu.

Anyway, if you search "Tuvan throat singing" you'll find lots of amazing stuff...

The classic East meets West crossover ablum: Shakti by guitar god John McLaughlin.
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Aemilius » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:37 pm

I have listened to Radio VerVe, Indian Internet Radio Channel, and there especially Indian Heavy Metal Music. It is what it says, heavy metal music played and produced by indian youngsters! Worth having a try!!

Here is something from the Indian Metal Scene
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Hanzze » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:51 pm



Tibet Singer Sonam singing " OM MANI :-)
Just that! :-)
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Luke » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:41 pm

Aemilius wrote:I have listened to Radio VerVe, Indian Internet Radio Channel, and there especially Indian Heavy Metal Music. It is what it says, heavy metal music played and produced by indian youngsters! Worth having a try!!

Cool. Maybe you could post some links to the music of those artists.

I just discovered Uyghur music lately. A lot of it sounds very eastern.




Here's just something funny: an Indian version of the intro to a Gun 'n Roses song.
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Astus » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:51 pm

The essence of Japanese music:



Vietnamese pop:



Vietnamese rock:



Vietnamese hip hop:



Burmese hip hop:



Indian pop:



Indian metal:



Did you know that the second song on this list (Vietnamese pop) is originally a Moldovan pop hit?
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Need tempering or refinement?
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Luke » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:57 pm

Astus wrote:Indian metal:

The Indian metal song is pretty cool along with video images of Indian, but I don't think I'd listen to it by itself. The drums are a little too hyper for me... maybe I'm getting old. Lol.
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Here's some Moroccan popular music:




As far as traditional music goes, the oud is a great Arab instrument. The way it's played reminds me a lot of flamenco guitar. I would imagine that the Moors brought ouds with them when they invaded Spain.


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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Aemilius » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:41 am

more indian metal
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Postby muni » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:09 am

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Postby ground » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:09 pm

Lama Gyurme & J-P Rykiel ... merger of tibetan buddhist chants with western electronic music









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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby justsit » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:41 pm

Ah, Lama Gyurme! :twothumbsup:


Chenrezi from u:man:tek, off the sound track from the movie
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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Kyorei » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:05 am

Gagaku music of Japan-- this is one of the most beautiful pieces, "Etenraku" (literally "heavenly music"):



And honkyoku-- traditional music for the shakuhachi



(Yoshikazu Iwamoto is perhaps my favorite performer on the shakuhachi)

And koto music ("Sakura, Sakura"):



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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby meindzai » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:22 pm

I can't get enough of Nusrat...

Unfortunately I didn't know he had passed away (in 1997) until just now, so I'm sad. I've had the same album for about 15 years and I've just listened to it over and over through the years.

I bought a "new" one[used] the other day (first time I bought a CD in about 5 years?) but it was some wacky DJ mix. In general though I find this music very joyful.



His "scat singing" as I call it (I'm sure it has a more appropriate name) is amazing. His virtuoso performance here raises practically gives me chills every time:

The images are of course from the imagination/collection of the youtube poster.



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Re: The Eastern Music Thread!

Postby Aemilius » Thu May 05, 2011 2:12 pm

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Postby conebeckham » Thu May 05, 2011 4:52 pm

There was a period in my life, in the mid 90's, when all I listened to and played was North Indian Classical music, especially Nikil Bannerjee and Ali Akbar Khan, but also Vilayat Khan, Ravi Shanker, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Imrat Khan...and ZM Dagar playing Rudra Vina--mind-blowing stuff.

I've heard more than my fair share of Tibetan "pop" music....there are a few good performers, and then there are thousands of guys and girls with "okay" voices, making tapes and CD's in garages in Nepal and India, with computers and pro tools, cheap keyboards and drum machines....ugh.

I've also listened to tons of Nepali music, folk and popular....some good stuff out there,and it has a different vibe from Indian and Tibetan stuff. And I've heard my fair share of Bollywood music, too...some of which is outrageously good, actually.

I was on a Pipa kick a while back, and listened to a lot of Pipa music, traditional stuff mainly, from Min xiao Feng and, I think, Wu Man? Pipa is a cool instrument...in fact, I like any instrument with strings.

I also like World Fusion music, and I think the future of Jazz/Rock Fusion lies with those who bring new, World Music, elements to the table, without sacrificing the jazz energy and improv.
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