This 16-track compilation covers Senegalese singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Youssou N'Dour's Columbia Records period, from 1991 to 1996. Perhaps the most popular pop culture figure in Senegal's history, N'Dour created a music of his own from various sources, which he called "mbalax" and which incorporates everything from jazz, soul, hard R&B styles, hip-hop, and even Cuban samba, and juxtaposes them with the folk melodies and polyrhythms of his native land. The cuts here, particularly "Old Man," "New Africa," "Yo le Le, (Fulani Rhythm)," and the covers of Smokey Robinson's "Don't Look Back," and Lennon and McCartney's "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da," reveal N'Dour's idiosyncratic, yet very accessible grasp and integration of Western and African pop styles.
Telling stories that matter - Body Matters, a series of programmes on BBC One Wales looking at our relationships with our bodies. Welsh teenagers are among the first generation to be bombarded daily by digital images of 'perfect' bodies and lifestyles on social media. Illnesses like anorexia and body dysmorphia are on the rise, and more Welsh teenagers than ever before need support for mental health problems. Body image has never been more important and more misunderstood. Teenagers have instant access to a global selection of role models, but it's impossible to compete with the 'perfect' bodies and 'glamorous' lives on show.
The modes of the major scale have been used for centuries as a compositional tool and as a source for improvisation. This excellent DVD series will to take you through each of the 7 modes step by step so that you will be able to improvise, compose and recognize modal music. Each DVD includes licks in the style of a featured artist and a guitar jam track.