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Afenginn performing the tracks Paxima and Amore Memoriam from…

Afenginn is a folk rock band from Denmark. Some time ago I have dicovered this video with a 10-minute performance given at the Choirnevale at  “Kulturarena” in Jena in Germany. Kim Rafael Nyberg who does also play the mandolin with Afenginn has composed the music.

Enjoy this very special video with Afenginn!

Afenginn: video of Choirnevale at Kulturarena Jena, Germany. 2013

Afenginn performing the tracks Paxima and Amore Memoriam from their choir-project Choirnevale at Kulturarena Jena, Germany. August 17th 2013 with the Faroese choir MPIRI

Rasmus Krøyer: clarinets
Niels Skovmand: violin
Kim Rafael Nyberg: mandolin / composer
Erik Olevik: cello / bass
Knut Finsud: drums / percussion
Kaare Munkholm: marimba / vibraphone
Mpiri: choir
Troels Bech Jessen: sound / mix
Michael Østerz: lightdesign / scenography

Filmed and edited by Obscura,

Additional Information

Afenginn Interview – MMORPG Radio:

youtube channel:

In the youtube Channel you can find several complete Afenginn CDs.

Official site:


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London 2013 – Melange – World Music from the…

During our hilidays in London we have visited two free concerts in the National Portrait Gallery. The second concert was given by a group named Melange.

Melange was  founded by the cellist Shirley Smart.

She has spent many years in Israel and has become acquainted with the music of the East. Melange is playing a mix of World Music from different regions of the world, using instruments like the cello of Shirley Smart, the Arabian oud or the saxophone.

The concert in the National Portrait Gallery was given by a trio with cello, accordion and percussion. The program contained a mix of pieces from the Middle East and from Africa.

I have found some videos with the group Melange from London:

Lamma bada – Melange

Melange live at Hootananny

Melange is also playing the music of South America, including Argentinian tango and Brazilian choro. I have found the following video of a performance that includen Anselmo Netto playing the bandolim, they play a version of the Czardas by V. Monti in a more Brazilian style:

Anselmo Netto Quintet @ The Gallery Cafe : Czardas

Anselmo Netto Quintet perform live at the Gallery Cafe on 24th June 2011

Anselmo Netto ; Bandolim
Netto Pio : Guitar
Shirley Smart : Cello
Matheus Nova : Bass
Kleyton Macedo : Drums

Playlist Melange + Shirley Smart

youtube channel:

Website Melange:

Melange (reverbnation):

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Clash on the Big Bridge from Final Fantasy V…

Mandolin orchestras from Japan are known for playing arrangements of music from computer games. I have recently discovered this great example, a version of Battle at the Big Bridge / Clash on the Big Bridge from Final Fantasy V played by the mandolin orchestra of the Yamagata Higashi High School:

Clash on the Big Mandolin Ensemble

Performed by the Yamagata Higashi High School in a music contest.

This music has been composed in 1992 for Final Fantasy V, a game for the Super Nintendo SNES. It is interesting that this  music is still popular after more than 20 years.


I have found versions of this piece for mandolin, guitar, string quartet or sinfonic orchestra and have collected the best videos in my playlist. In some of the videos you can see the animations from this computer game.

Playlist “Clash on the Big Bridge” – Final Fantasy V

Additional Information

Final Fantasy Wiki about Clash on the Big Bridge:

“Battle at the Big Bridge” (ビッグブリッジの死闘, Biggu Burijji no Shitō?, lit. “Battle to the Death on the Big Bridge”), also known as “Clash on the Big Bridge” or “Battle with Gilgamesh” is a theme from Final Fantasy V. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu in 1992.

Many version of this piece can be found in the youtube channel of MagirusNecros:

Music of Final Fantasy V


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Bonnie Sims – Great Songs with Mandolin Accompaniment

The mandolin is not as often used for accompaniment of songs as the ukulele. So I am always happy when I find examples for a mandolin used by singers for accompaniment.

Bonnie Sims has made a set of videos where she sings and accompanies herself with the mandolin.

You can also find a set of videos of Bonnie’s band  Bonnie & the Clydes where she plays the guitar and also the mandolin.

Have fun with  Bonnie Sims!

“Pumped Up Kicks” Acoustic Mandolin Cover

For my bestbestie in the whole world, Jamie. Learned it because I heard it in her car and this song is awesome and so catchy.

Pretty Fair Maid

A song I love to play on the mandolin, that my good friend and fellow Bonnie, Bonnie Hancock, asked me to make a video of like 100 years ago. So I finally did! Thanks for watching 🙂 T-shirt is compliments of Idlewhile, another local Longmont band you should totally google and check out!!

Bonnie & The Clydes • Bohemian Nights • Fort Collins, CO • August 13, 2011 • NewW

Bonnie & The Clydes perform at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest on Saturday, August 13, 2011 on the Mountain Avenue Stage.

Bonnie & Taylor Sims, “Take Me Home”

Bonnie and Taylor Sims play “Take Me Home” at the Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado.

Additional information

youtube channel Bonnie Sims:

Bonnie & The Clydes

Bonnie & the Clydes is a brand new six piece country band exploding on to the Colorado Front Range scene. Fronted by Bonnie Sims, one of Colorado’s best up and coming singer/songwriters, and backed by a unit of musicians with more than 80 years of combined musical experience, this band is shaping a new sound of Colorado country.