The khene or khaen One Lao poem has stated that: "A PERSON LIVING UNDER A STILTED HOUSE, WHO EATS STICKY RICE AND PLAYS THE KHENE IS LIKELY TO BE LAO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE LAO PEOPLE". One of the most unique instruments in the world is Laos' own...
This page relates in text and videos, the history of one of the most famous melodies in the world of music, and one of the most beautiful too. It also provides my username - Greensleeves Hubs.
A list of favorite Tagalog or Philippine folk songs in their Tagalog and English versions.
Norman Blake has recorded with many a legend of American music, but Norman is more the sound of American music than, possibly, anyone yet living. He's the voice of today and yesterday, and a master of flatpicking guitar.
Judge Bob Dylan's genius by the way he approaches his art, not by the way he avoids the media or his reluctance to accept personal awards.
Jamaican folk music has for years been a source of pride, joy, comfort and entertainment to Jamaicans both at home and aboard. Long before there was reggae music, there was folk music.
Simon & Garfunkel, perhaps the greatest folk duo there ever was, split for good in 1970, marking the start of a long running love-hate relationship between the two friends. What happened, and why?
In his 1971 album Poems, Prayers & Promises, John Denver achieved success, thanks to the hits "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Sunshine on My Shoulders," but another song "The Box" touched me more.
The history of the mandolin is rich, dating at least as far back as the middle ages. Its sound is bright and warm. Learn more about this beautiful instrument by reading this hub.
Traditional folk music has produced some of the most enduring and influential songs ever written. This hub counts down 20 of my favorite cover versions of these great traditional folk songs.