Tag Archives: Hearth Music

Mélisande [ÉLECTROTRAD] – Les Métamorphoses (La Pruche Libre)

A rare reinterpretation of traditional Quebecois music from a feminist perspective. Mostly traditional folk songs with all the essential elements (call & response, ballads, la turlutte), but updated with lyrical “adjustments,” awesome vocals, & tasteful electronic embellishments. A fresh take on a fine genre & a real treat! Get a taste here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc2Uku3J0oQ More info […]

Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire – Wona Baba Maraire (Hearth Music)

Debut by the son of composer & arranger Dumisani Maraire, who is credited with making traditional Zimbabwean Shona music accessible to Western audiences. Tendai (like his sister Chiwoniso) continues this tradition, mixing his mbira (thumb piano) with ngoni, traditional percussion, & complex group vocals in a culturally evocative polyrhythmic musical experience. Here are two tracks […]