Wednesday, August 22, 2007

modou: music that unites the world

Modou Le Joueur de Hang

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a few days ago, i was invited by modou gay, a musician from sengal and a personal friend of mine to watch a documentray about his journay made by a french director , the film focused on the kind of music modou is trying to make : a rare mix of traditional "sufi" music with modern jazz, to do so , modou travels to countries like :egypt,switzerland and france.
his musical instrument "the hang" fits to almost evey musical style we see in the film , wether traditional oriental music , nubian or jazz.
after watching the film and talking to modou about his journy , i remembered what i was told in my childhood about music "it is the only language all humans can understand"
it is probabley people like modou who can run a "dialogue" between different cultures far better than any politican

4 comments:

elisa davinca said...

hey alzaher,
thats great!!!
I love it
I have been in Senegal some time ago and I never want to miss this experience; great music, you publish here and the message is without any doubt so powerful and simple as well that I want to spread it too :)
thx for this ...

transient said...

sorry no comment on music, just stopped by to check out the blog. interesting, be back soon.

Acrobat of the Road said...

Hi ALZAHER!

hey, I like your blog. i will be dropping by from time to time to check out your perspectives. I agree on one point, actualy mentioned above: Latin America is now (we are) in the struggle for our freedom. At least, there are winds of change.

Juan Villarino

Trista said...

Keep up the good work.