It is one of the big differences between the propaganda system of a totalitarian state and the way democratic societies go about things. Exaggerating slightly, in totalitarian countries the state decides the official line and everyone must then comply. Democratic societies operate differently….
Absolutely haunting and beautiful Sufi Chant (verses of BaHU): "Only dwellers of realms beyond time and space can lose themselves in God’s love. Only someone whose heart is pierced by the arrows of his love can sacrifice his self and merge in God." (Hazrat Sultan BaHOO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ7pvdIBrlk
Anita O’Day - Old Devil Moon
from: Verve Jazz Masters 49
Anita Belle Colton was a female jazz singer who broke the norms for “girl singers” of her day. She opted to wear a band jacket and skirt, instead of the expected evening gown, and changed her last name to “O’Day”, pig latin for dough (money).
O’Day’s style is more percussive than lyrical, partially owed to a background in drums. This sense of rhythm and improvisation led to a talent for bebop.
"Old Devil Moon" was written by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg for the musical Finian’s Rainbow.
I can sense a serene Saturday coming on…
A piece for pipa (Chinese upright lute)
Wu Man: Shadiana - from Borderlands - Music of Central Asia, Vol. 10
Thanx Smithsonian Folkways for the free download!
Venitian Street Musician
Winter tiger by Picturegirl