Listening

Recent musical discoveries and things

Lately I’ve been listening to three records:

Orchestre “Kanaga” de Mopti

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxOkAj_ZViA&feature=related[/youtube]

An album by Rokia Traore:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBr2XxNE3V8&feature=related[/youtube]

and I found a box with every melodie composed by Francis Poulenc!

Here’s a performance of his song cycle Le Bestiaire, from poems by Apollinaire. The Carp is my favorite. So beautiful. It starts at 3:30:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfcOUCjdHJY[/youtube]

poisson de la melancolie!

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