Tag Archives: music

Mexico, mariachi and massive hats

More WTM 2012 music and dance acts: Music and dance from around the World Travel Market

Israeli hang drum music at WTM 2012

Djembe and hang drum sounding lovely on the Israel stand at the World Travel Market 2012.

More WTM 2012 music and dance acts: Music and dance from around the World Travel Market

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Folk music and dance from Kazakhstan

One of the things I like about going to World Travel Market is the number of random acts of music, dance and giant ‘It’s a knockout’ style beasties wandering the inter-continental aisles. Here’s what Kazakhstan had going on…

More WTM 2012 music and dance acts: Music and dance from around the World Travel Market

Uzbek music video is no.1

I’ve only posted 20 or so videos to YouTube – anything from waves crashing on Brighton beach to a flock of birds flying over my house – but the surprise winner is this video of two Uzbek musicians. I took it in passing on a borrowed Flip pocket camera at the World Travel Market in 2009 and it is by far my most popular YouTube video – with more than 6,000 views.

And the moral of this story is: the best video camera is the one you have with you.

Where Billy Ocean recorded Caribbean Queen…

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This inauspicious-looking shack housed the music studio where Billy Ocean recorded his 1984 hit, Caribbean Queen. It’s located on the coastal road on the west side of Grenada.

Meanwhile, it turns out that one of the waiters here at Grenadian by rex, where we are staying on this trip, is Adrian Lenz, a local music star.

Here he is singing a soca dance track called Cover Me for the 2010 Grenada Carnival. Muddy!