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...
Achinoam Nini aka Noa, the wild flower

Achinoam Nini aka Noa, the wild flower

Achinoam Nini aka Noa It would be a crime to box up Achinoam Nini aka Noa as a world artist whatever that means. There is seldom a musician with more variety in their music, calling her roots at times, or just having a hint of them in the back of a song, but always...
Cole Porter, t’es Magnifique! (United States)

Cole Porter, t’es Magnifique! (United States)

Cole Porter: Artist Profile He has created a collection of decade-defining classics that have touched artist and people beyond his time and place. His songs are what you hum when you think of his generation and his origins, even without knowing him. Ella Fitzgerald,...

WSS 2013 Playlist – Best Of 2013

The various contributors at WSS give you a taste of 2013 music by Singer-Songwriters worldwide. The list is edited by Mateo James and is also available as a Youtube Playlist. Every single night, Fiona Apple Fiona Apple takes the time to mould her songs from her inner...

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...