Music of the Month
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Our Music of the Month selection for October 2021 Barbora Xu
"A few notes transport the listener halfway across the world. It's a delicious shapeshifting, a product of Xu's glorious imagination and talent. It's quietly daring and provocative, a very satisfying joy." - Chris Nickson
Building bridges between east and west is what young Czech musician Barbora Xu is aiming at on her debut Olin Ennen (“I was” in Finnish), drawing on millennia-old traditions to do so. The artist, who lives on a Finnish island, attaches great significance to the relationship between man and nature. It is important to her that already hundreds of years ago both the Chinese and the Finns used to pass on their traditions through the symbolism of flowing water and wild birds, handing them down in this way from generation to generation.
Her tools are the human voice, and various zithers from Finland and China - kanteles, guzheng, and guquin.
"Barbora’s music is like a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. The sounds of kantele and guzheng combined with her beautiful voice connect different cultures as if they had always belonged together.” - Hannu Koistinen
These CDs are donated by Nordic Notes and the artist, and I thank them (and I hope, you) for supporting RootsWorld.
Listen to some excerpts from the album
"Olin ennen otramaana"
"Enkö Minäkin Toivoisi"
"Nuku nuku nurmilintu"
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop
(and save a little on postage for more than one CD).
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop (and save a little on postage for more than one CD).