En anglais et en
français. In English and in French.
El Din is one of the
original pioneers of world music.
son of the Nubian diaspora (their ancient homeland was destroyed by the
Aswan Dam), he brought his Nubian tradition to the Arab oud (not often
used in Nubia before him) to create a unique, soulful Afro-Arab music
with profound Sufi overtones. In English, with some pages in Arabic.
: see this
page for my personal memoir of
the late Hamza El Din...
Cholewka musician, teacher, certified shaman (yes,
the Tuvan government certifies
authentic inheritors of their shamanic tradition, and Borys is one!).
d'Or Festival de Jeux et
Outils Ludiques le 1er et 2 Mai 2010
Eckermann makes superb frame drums. Having traveled and studied
in the Middle East, he combines Austrian craftsmanship with ancient
esthetics and new and traditional practices to create the lightest,
sturdiest, most beautiful-sounding tuneable frame drum I know of. Far
superior to Remo. http://www.eckermanndrums.com/
Treasures, and Drum Factory --- Good site on drums and other world
Music in Our World Home Page
introduction to world music,
covering simple Western music theory, European, Arab, Indian,
Indonesian, African musics.
Perhaps the best site for learning
about classical Arab music. Many examples of forms, scales and rhythms.
Some mp3 files, and interactive online learning. In English and
- very scholarly and useful page listing many Middle Eastern rhythms,
mostly Arab. Easy notation, readable by anyone with a bit of practice.
Some have mp3 files to listen to. In English, Portuguese, Japanese.
A major source of information about drums, drumming, rhythms, etc.
Gregorian chant site, with very good
examples. In English, French, Dutch, Portuguese.
Excellent Indian music site. Useful
information on instruments,
teachers, music, concerts. In English and German.
Un site francophone
très utile pour les amateurs de musique indienne : infos sur
matres de tous les styles, tous les instruments et de toutes les
The Just Intonation Network has valuable
information on the vast
world of musics beyond the confines of equal temperament.
of Music at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. His eclectic
recordings and performances, as well as his original, creative approach
to teaching music, have influenced many musicians who seek a deeper
approach to music than post-modernism.
harmonic chant, in the genre of overtone singing, David Hykes's music
is unparalleled in artistic quality. Well-designed site in English and
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, ETC :
Inspired by the work of mythologist and philosopher Joseph Campbell http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Sparta/9277/
religion/myth resource site
Site francophone --- la spiritualité engagée.
(site francophone) philosophe,
Ècrivain, pote, animateur et crÈateur de
Vivants et les Dieux
sur France-Culture, une ressource rare et incontournable en France pour
une confluence de la spiritualité, la philosophie, l'art, et
psychologie qui est authentique, et qui dépasse les
The Labyrinth. This
is the major site of the labyrinth movement, initiated by the Rev.
Lauren Artress, Canon of Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco.
These friends have been a source of great encouragement and inspiration
for us. For the last seven years, the Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble has
been accompanying their labyrinth pilgrimage ceremonies each spring at
The Gnosis Archive
a site for downloading gnostic texts, history, and commentaries. Very
useful archives here.
A useful site where
gnostic scriptures can be consulted together.
Another useful site which
canonical and non-canonical gospels.
Very useful page of links to Islamic culture sites. In English.
Kirby's site offers an excellent online display of the Coptic-English
interlinear text of the Gospel of Thomas, as well as the Oxyrhyncus
Greek fragments. Useful notes and links also.
An investigation of common Jewish and Christian mystical traditions in
theological and liturgical texts. English.
Friends in Boulder, Colorado
in the U.S. A trans-denominational community of people dedicated to
honoring the earth and all beings through ceremony, theatre, music and
Good contemporary Kabbalah site.
Excellent religion/myth resource site,
inspired by the work of mythologist