Friday, 6 April 2018

Washed by the Moon


This weekend I'm briefly breaking out of my current somewhat hectic routine, to check in with my elderly Aunts in London, stopping off on the way to attend the 60th birthday party of an old friend, where there'll be a few faces dotted around that I haven't clapped eyes on for nigh-on 35 years. Should be a giggle.

Unlikely as it may seem, this performance by Golik Jaupi and friends has become a complete earworm for me over the past week. The song forms the trailer for 'Washed by the Moon', a 2018 film about Këngë Labe, the ancient tradition of Albanian iso-polyphonic singing. Give it at least a minute of your time and marvel at those voices.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that I don't love about this clip.

4 comments:

Frank Jive said...

Mesmerizing. . . !

charity chic said...

Your man at the beginning has an uncanny resemblance to Johnny Bettie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Beattie
legendary Glaswegian actor/comedian who gave us The Glasgow Rap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOSVffu9hLk


Alyson said...

Was just going to drop by with a very serious comment about polyphonic singing but then saw CC's comment about Johnny Beattie - Sorry but can't get him out of my head now. Another earworm argh....

Rickety Rackety said...

Tremendous! Just the sort of groove that goes down perfectly in these parts. Thank for the tip. What sounds!

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