Fatoumata Diawara

FatoumataFatoumata Diawara aka Fatou is a Malian musician who currently lives in France. Diawara sings in her native Wassoulou language, but understanding the exact content of the songs isn’t necessary to enjoy them. She has a very beautiful voice and is a great live performer. Fatou’s voice accompanied with amazing melodies and rhythms is a sound that should be heard around the world. Her simplicity, strong culture and style are unique. To find out more about Fatoumata Diawara and any upcoming events check out this link:Fatoumata_Diawara

 

Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange

DEV HYNES aka Blood OrangeIn this breathtaking talk and performance Dev brings to life two of the neurological conditions that make him such a gifted artist. The first, Synesthesia a condition where pathways cross to experience sounds as color- the second, more sinister- Anxiety; which is a dark and debilitating force in his life. The result; an unique musical composition and mesmerizing visual display that offer a unique glimpse into the mind of a true artist.

Via thelostlectures

Take a listen and watch Blood Orange’s music videos for “Chamakay” and “Champagne Coast” :

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes was given the opportunity to score James Franco’s Movie Palo Alto listen to the title track:

Fact of the Day

music brainFinnish researchers have developed a ground breaking new method that allows to study how the brain processes different aspects of music, such as rhythm, tonality and timbre (sound color) in a realistic listening situation.The study is pioneering in that it for the first time reveals how wide networks in the brain, including areas responsible for motor actions, emotions, and creativity, are activated during music listening. The new method helps us understand better the complex dynamics of the brain networks and the way music affects us.

Via sciencedaily