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Summer music
My taste in music seems to vary with the seasons. On dark, cold and rainy days (of which there are a lot in the Netherlands) I prefer music which has a bit of a dark and melancholic character. On the other hand I love happy music from all over the world, but I prefer to listen to that kind of music when the weather matches the summer feeling of the music at least a little bit (which currently isn't the case here).
So far, almost all of my summers had their own soundtrack. There were quite some years with Manu Chao and Mano Negra dominating, then there were years with the Buena Vista Social Club and other cuban music, there was a summer listening to Amparanoia, one dancing to Shakira and one loving the rythms of Etoile de Dakar, and not to forget a lovely summer filled with Amadou & Mariam. And of course, there's always some Paolo Conte, some Orchestra Baobab, and often some Jarabe de Palo, Orishas and Yann Tiersen. And, quite corny (okay: very corny), but I can't help loving this too for a long summer night (Oh, and this gives me such a summer feeling too!).
But what will it be this summer? Maybe it's that I'm just not discovering much new music anymore, but so far, I haven't found anything that could become this year's summer soundtrack yet. So far, orthodox jewish reggae singer Matisyahu is my best candidate. Anyone some good advice?


count on 2008-07-10 18:44
Very interesting! Count Lombardo
Lisa on 2008-07-10 21:31
Did you see my blog with TomZé and Juliette Greco? Do you want a copy?
sosser on 2008-07-12 09:58
cesaria evora and bebel gilberto always sound like hot summer days and nights to me...
chooksrus on 2008-07-12 10:26
Really enjoyed Amadou & Mariam. It's hard to think of summer music at the moment but Fountains of Wayne are a favourite and Radiation Vibe reminds me of summer.
MariaC on 2008-07-12 15:35
Dear Nina, do you know of GOOD second hand stores in The Hague? I will be travelling next month t o visit friends there and want to explore as much as I can! Best, you know already that I love your blog. MC
simone on 2008-07-17 18:55
Thanks for posting Matisyahu--I had no idea who the singer of that song was! You posted a lot of music I like. I'm in the US but if you send me your address, I'll send you a cd of new music I've been collecting lately.
MariaJaan on 2008-07-17 21:32
Take a look at this clip from BACILOS live in London. They were a wonderful group from my country (Colombia) Now they have split but continue making beautiful music separately. A mixture of many types of melodies, harmonizing tunes...I love specially this song
ONE MORE and possibly better HERE 
The Lil Bee on 2008-07-19 20:21
I'm with you...I love a good summer mix. There are a bunch of new songs posted on my site from a similar request recently. I ended up with a lot of great suggestions:) Here's the link...check the comments: Also, you seem to have eclectic taste...and I'm not sure you'll like this, but I really like Buzzin' by Shwayze. Just a fun summer tune:)
Esti on 2008-07-28 15:12
Teenage Fanclub is always my summer choice.
bubamaca on 2008-07-29 22:27
Thought you might like this...especially good on Friday and Saturday evenings!
Pecos Blue on 2008-08-02 23:02
I am liking a german singer Barbara Schonberg right now!
Sarah on 2008-08-03 22:15
Je hebt een award gekregen van mij! Groetjes, Sarah
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