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Canadian Indie Rock Band Land of Talk – Segal…

I am just listening to the latest Canada Live podcast featuring Land of Talk – a Canadian indie rock band:

Indie-rock band Land of Talk is joined by special guests from The Besnard Lakes for this hot concert recorded at the Segal Centre in Montreal.

From Wikipedia: Land of Talk is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2006 from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band consists of singer and guitarist Elizabeth Powell, bassist Joseph Yarmush and drummer Andrew Barr.

You can download the Canada Live podcast from: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/podcasts/canadalive.html

I just found another podcast from CBC Radio 3 Sessions with Land of Talk: http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/podcasts/CBC-Radio-3-Sessions/Land-of-Talk-LIVE-in-Concert

Land of Talk plays great rock music – I like their sound very much!

Land of Talk are releasing their second full-length album, Cloak & Cipher on August 24th.

Here are some videos with Land of Talk:

Land Of Talk – It’s Okay

The next video has much energy and a great sound:

Land Of Talk – Sea Foam – live at Fearless Music

Land Of Talk performing Sea Foam live at Fearless Music, NYC. www.fearlessmusic.com – recorded in 2008

The last video was made very recently in Quebec, the sound of this live videos is not so good, but it may give an impression about how the Band performs today:

Land of Talk It’s Okay – FEQ 2010

Land of Talk au Festival d’Été de Québec 2010.

Links about Land of Talk

Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/landoftalk

Homepage: http://www.landoftalk.com/

Wikipedia about Land of Talk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Talk

another interesting Blog post about Land of Talk: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/07/land_of_talk_an.html


Al di Meola – World Sinfonia at the 2009…

Al di Meola  and his band World Sinfonia have played at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This concert was available as a concert on demand of the CBC, but it has been removed in the meantime.

His current project – Al di Meola World Sinfonia – blends classical, jazz, and tango music with Middle Eastern overtones. The result is an electrifying mix complete with sophisticated rhythms, haunting and alluring melodies, and of course some thrilling guitar action.

  • Al Di Meola – guitar
  • Fausto Beccalossi – accordion, vocals
  • Victor Miranda – bass
  • Gumbi Ortiz – percussion
  • Peter Kaszas – drums, percussion

The pieces played by Al di Meola, Astor Piazzolla and Ralph Towner

  • Misterio
  • Siberiana
  • Double Concerto (Astor Piazzolla)
  • Michaelangelo’s Seventh Son
  • Gumbiero
  • Cafe 1930 (Astor Piazzolla)
  • Umbras (Andrea Parodi)
  • Green and Golden (Ralph Towner)
  • Mediterranean Sundance

Al di Meolahas played together with many other great musicians, very popular is his album Friday Night in San Francisco with John McLaughlin and the flamenco guitaruist Paco de Lucia.

His current band includes the accordeon which creates an interesting mix of jazz, flamenco and tango.

You can find videos of Al di Meola and his band in his official youtube channel, here as an example the famous Mediterranean Sundance:

Al Di Meola – “Mediterranean Sundance”

As a second example here a video of the Double Concerto by Astor Piazzolla:

Al Di Meola – “Double Concerto”

Official youtube Channel of Al di Meola:

Official Homepage:


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James Hill – Ukulele – CBC Concert

The CBC has made the following concert with ukulele player James Hill available as a concert on demand:


The following text is from the CBC concert on demand page:

According to James Hill we’re in the midst of a revolution, albeit a small one. The ukulele, embraced by mainstream media from Oprah to American Idol, has returned from pop culture exile to become a tonic for modern malaise the world over. It’s a beautiful thing. And since the release of ‘Playing Like It Isn’t’ in 2002, he’s made it his mission to convince skeptics of the beauty, versatility and appeal of this chronically underestimated instrument. And has it worked? The Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls James a “rare peer” of Hawaii’s premier ukulele players. Stuart MacLean (Vinyl Café) calls him “the Wayne Gretzky of the ukulele.”

Wanting to find out what all the fuss was about we invited James Hill into our rooftop Studio H in Halifax for concert featuring his small but mighty collection of hand built ukuleles. We weren’t disappointed.

The following three videos have just been uploaded to youtube, James Hill plays together with Anne Davison on the violoncello. The first two songs were also included in the CBC concert:

Cairns Ukulele Festival July 3 2010 “Oh! Susanna” James Hill, Anne Davison cello

Cairns Ukulele Festival July 2010 James Hill, cello Anne Davison – One More Lie to Love

Cairns Ukulele Festival 2010 James Hill + Anne Davison cello – Smash the Window & St Anne’s Reel

Links about James Hill

A previous post about James Hill in this blog (only in German at the moment): James Hill – One Note Samba

Homepage: http://www.ukulelejames.com/

many more videos with James Hill in the youtube channel of: http://www.youtube.com/user/yogajenny

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Kleztory – Fantastic Klezmer Band from Canada

I have found Kleztory in a concert that had been available on the CBC concerts on demand site. This concert is no longer available.

Kleztory is a fantastic Klezmer band, and I have discovered some great tunes from their performances.


  • Alain Lagault – guitar
  • Mark Peetsma – bass
  • Airat Ichmouratov – clarinet
  • Ana Drobac – violin
  • Henri Oppenheim – accordion

The following text could be found on the CBC concert on demand page:

Kleztory is not only one of the most exciting and virtuosic Klezmer groups in Canada but they also represent a rich mosaic of nationalities and backgrounds.  Members are Russian, French along with both francophone and Anglophone Quebecers. They have settled and integrated very well in Quebec and now are achieving success.  Ironically – there is only one Jewish member in the group.

Recorded live at The Lion D’or in Montreal before an appreciative and amused crowd

From the Kleztory homepage I have taken the following text:

KLEZTORY’s roots go back to 1997, when guitarist Alain Legault founded Les Gitans Sédentaires. Joined by bassist Mark Peetsma, the group performed more than two hundred shows in the following two years. In 2000, this fine tuned rhythm section was joined by the classically trained clarinetist, Airat Ichmouratov, and became known as Simha. In early 2002, with the addition of violinist Elvira Misbakhova and accordionist Henri Oppenheim, KLEZTORY became a traditional klezmer ensemble and is one of the most dynamic klezmer ensembles in Canada today.

If you like Klezmer music you should take the chance and listen to this beautiful concert! My favorite piece in this concert is a tune by Andy Statman who is a great mandolin and Klezmer musician and composer. This tune is also available on the Kleztory homepage as a download.

Kleztory performs Andy’s Ride

Kleztory performs Fun Tashlikh

Playlist Kleztory


Homepage of Kleztory: http://www.kleztory.com/

youtube channel of Kleztory: http://www.youtube.com/user/Kleztory

many Kleztory videos can be found in the channel of: http://www.youtube.com/user/bastardmountainboys