Musique spiritoso et sanctus

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    Servetus New Member

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    How was that thread title for a polyglot?

    Anyway, it is to be expected that on a discussion board dedicated to Interfaith there would be those of us with an acute, at times over-arching, sense of spirituality. Let us therefore get a thread going in which we share varied, expansive, spiritual, even at times specifically religious, music.

    This is my initial offering. While Lady Gog&Magog and, in my opinion, any number of other vacuous, over-produced Hollywood strumpets and jiggling chorus-girls get quadzillions of hits on youtube, here, in contrast, is a woman of valor, whose price, though she undoubtedly cannot be bought in the Hollywoodian, mercantile sense, is far above that of rubies. A citizen of Israel, she is, appropriately enough, the talented grand-daughter of Sabba Shalom, or Grandfather Peace, and a friend of my family (but only an acquaintance of mine).

    Here Maya Raviv presents her composition (for music school), accompanied in the process by her Moroccan (Muslim) friend, Dafir Quazzani, singing “Echad,” or “One.” As they explain in the video, the idea, however quixotic it may at times seem, is that us Christians, Muslims and Jews and people of other religions might somehow join in singing about those things we all love together and to, as the prophet said, “study war no more.” As far as I am concerned, if this be quixotic, then long live Don Quixote!

    Enjoy:
    Maya Raviv “Echad”
     
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    Although its well-intentioned universalism at times seems to border preachy, especially the talking parts which the 1 Giant Leap project interspersed throughout, this, to my ear, is a superb song in which an unusually contemplative Michael Stipe (of REM) joins India’s Ahsa Bhosle in a joint project of weaving an aural magic carpet. (Be forewarned that there is an image of a naked male ascetic, perhaps a sanniyasi, with pierced genitals at roughly 9:35 and onwards, which was an image I could have done without.)

    But still, the song is nice:
    "I Like the Way You Dream”
     

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