Monday, December 24, 2012

The Practice--20 uplifters

Since many of us believe that our moods and vibrations create what we experience in the outer world, I believe music plays a crucial role in uplifting our bodies, minds, and spirits.  Here are 10 musicians or bands to give you that extra kick and joy for life.

I've included links so you can sample a few of these artists on YouTube.  You should be able to find the others on YouTube too, but I'm leaving that legwork up to you.

1. Good Lovelies (Canada)

2. The Wailin' Jennys (Canada)

3. Le Vent du Nord and other traditional Quebecois bands (Canada)

4. Lura (Portugal/Cape Verde)

5. Habib Koite and Bamada (Mali)

6. Bob Marley (Jamaica)

7. Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba)

8. Playing for Change (international/several albums)

9. Mozart's operas (Austria)

10. Soundtrack for "The Sound of Music" (US)

11. Django Reinhardt and French swing (Belgium/France)

12. Paris Combo (France)

13. Paroplapi (France/Italy)

14. Soundtrack for "Calle 54" (Spain)

15. Miles Davis (US)

16. Duke Ellington (US)

17. Stevie Wonder (US)

18. The Bills (Canada)

19. Celso Fonseca (Brazil)

20. Hamilton de Holanda (Brazil)

And Putumayo compilations

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