Introduce me to some sweet sounding foreign music

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    You ever listen to Sigur Ros? band from Iceland, amazing.

    theres also Falco, he's a german dude and awesome.
     
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    I'm mostly into female singing.
     
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    So like Bjork then?
     
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    Thanks of the suggestions. Its always good to hear music from another part of the planet.
     
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    Have wandered into a couple of Persian shops in the past year and have heard some tasty music done by Armik, who is an Iranian-Armenian guitarist. His style, primarily nuevo flamenco, is a blend of flamenco, jazz, classical & Spanish styles. A few samples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0loJvZ9Xqo
    http://www.armik.com/romantic-spanish-guitar
    http://www.amazon.com/Cafe-Romantico-Armik/dp/B0006SSN1Y/ref=pd_sim_m_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1JV9PTWVNTSMNCAP62EE

    The nuevo flamenco style of Armik is heavily influenced by Spanish flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia. Paco gained considerable notoriety outside of Spain with his collaborations with jazz guitarists, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell & Al Di Meola in the late 70s & 80s. The 1st link is John & Paco performing a guitar duo version of Chick Corea's, Spain. The 2nd link is Paco performing Rodrigo's Concierto De Aranjuez with a full orchestra.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l25c0LDFkz4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9RS4biqyAc

    Here is Chick Corea on electric piano with some heavyweight jazz musicians doing his composition, Spain (intro is a 77 second quote from "Concierto De Aranjuez"). Flora Purim is the female vocalist on these. Version 1 is shorter but appears to have better sound quality. Version 2 is the one that appeared on the Corea's album, Light as a Feather. It features an extended flute solo by Joe Farrell.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFs40ekTV0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_OEJ0wqt2g

    Note that Concierto de Aranjuez was featured on Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. This jazz album, with heavy classical influence, is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Recorded in 1959/60, it influenced a number of rock groups including Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.
     
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    Here's me playing some standard repetoire at an Exam
    http://youtu.be/sHaGP0bcaFI?t=1m6s

    I have the rest of the exam somewhere but I am not sure where.....
     
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    ^ Color me impressed. Thanks for sharing. Have you also studied flamenco style guitar?
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    I have a modicum of familiarity with the style and vocabulary, but I would not call myself a flamenco guitarist. There is quite a lot of overlap in the technique, and flamenco is kind of like a "cross training sport" for classical guitarists. Since we have similar roots, a classical guitarist should at least know in a "book knowledge", sort of way, flamenco forms, terms, style, and technique; as well as the history of the guitar in spain. It is useful for a lot of spanish classical pieces.

    Does that answer your question?
     
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