Prague, Czech Republic – Czech label, Indies Records, has released a new album that focuses on the Moravian tradition.
Magic Playing…from the Roots of Moravian Folklore (Indies Records MAM 209) features 13 music bands that represent current day artists who draw from the Moravian folk tradition. They compose or perform their own versions of folk tunes, with new arrangement and thus preserve the creative
link between the musical past and future thereby strengthening the original and unique culture of the Czech lands.
Bands and individual artists with a long tradition, Hradišťan, Iva Bittová, Teagrass, Tomáš Kočko, appear on the CD along with young, beginning musicians (Maraca, Docuku, Benedikta) who still discover the beauty of folk songs.The focus of the album is not to survey the entire range of this musical branch so popular nowadays. It simply tries to give the listeners at home and abroad an idea about Moravian world music.
The booklet comes in 4 languages: English, French, German, and Czech. An MP# is available at:
free MP3 – Muziga..
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.