|Syd Midnight |
"Genghis Blues" isn't the song, it's the name of the movie that was eventually made about this. Blind bluesman goes to Tuva, learns to throat sing, is roundly beloved by the country. This was the promo video he and Kongar-ol Ondar made to try and get gigs.
I'm not into "world beat" music and all, but it's really magical when 2 musical styles that are as far removed as you could ever imagine still just *click* together. Reminds you that we're all human, and know how to rock, no matter how different we are.
There's plenty more on Youtube under Paul Pena and "Genghis Blues", some better performances too, but this is an early vid and shows how the 2 styles just mesh so beautifully.
My favorite moments from these are when Pena is rocking the blues so hard that the Tuvan guy starts playing air guitar. Pena became a national hero in Tuva. It's simultaneously the blues and heart warming.
Sorry bout the poor audio synch.. didn't notice till too late.
aw shit I just read that he died in 2005. :-(
Also Zato, that is way more awesome than I had even imagined.
|Goethe and ernie |
No words, just stars. This needs to be locked to the front page.
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