Composers

Composers concern themselves with creating music. Classical pieces and instrumental are first to come to mind. It is safe to say that the same breadth of genres that categorises all music applies to composition although these are often thought of the music and melodic...
Klezmer Music

Klezmer Music

A few years ago, in 2014 to be precise, I discovered another world of music, the music of my own people, Klezmer music, East European Jewish wedding music from before the holocaust. Jewish life in Eastern Europe was hard: a lot of poverty and severe persecution. All...

Singer-Songwriters

Traditionally, Singer-Songwriters are artists-entertainers who perform the musical material they compose (melodies) and write (lyrics, where relevant) often accompanying themselves on an instrument.  In their musical creations, the singer-songwriter tend to explore a...

Franco-Folk

The most common reference to Franco-Folk is the word Chanson. Chanson is a French word literally meaning “song”. The term has been continually used since the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to denote lyric-driven French art or folk song with French...

Band Aid

Although an artist may write their song and play them on their own, many singer-songwriters have chosen to perform those songs as part of a band. There are many reasons that can motivate a person to chose to do so. One, a band can give additional dimensions,...

Afro-Folk

Afro-Folk is the name we give to a type of ethnic Folk originating in Africa. The African-rooted singer-songwriters include the so-called Griots. Although amalgamated in one phrase, Afro-Folk encompasses many musical styles that varies from tribe to tribe across...