I really love listening to music from other cultures. Friday night I want with a friend… the famous explorer… John Goddard (the first man to go the full length of the Nile in a Kayak) to listen to an musician from Iraq.
The musician from Iraq played the Oud… a bowl shaped back and short necked string instrument used in many parts of the middle east. He really played well. A drummer also accompanied him.
I am still working on the Peru footage from my latest sonic safari. The Peruvian people are so great. I spent some time in lake Titicaca and filmed some great dancers. There are many villages around the lake and each has its own traditional culture and dance. Many of the dances tell about the harvest or the phases of the moon or finding love.
Here’s a fun restaurant I found in the city of Puno… great food and super dance. http://www.lachozadeoscar.com/