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The Jaw Harp Festivals of 2023 - The Jaw Harp Festivals of 2023

Here are all the festival dates for jaw harp devotees at a glance. In 2023, jaw harp festivals will take place in Italy, Germany, Hungary, the USA, Norway, Estonia and France. Although Neptune Chapotin's World Mouth Harp Festival in Goa, India, is unfortunately taking a longer break for the time being, the events in other countries (despite Corona) are fortunately stable: the Ancient Trance Festival, the Marranzano World Fest, Global Vibes, and many more.

Busking jaw harper: Byon Kay - Busking jaw harper: Byon Kay

Since many years the Japanese busker and multiinstrumentalist Byon Kay is touring China, Thailand, Japan, Australia and Europe. He uses a loopstation, mouth harps, nose flutes, thelevi rattles, overtone flutes and other effect instruments to amaze people and to make them dance. DAN MOI was talking to Byon Kay about his approach to play mouth harp.

Kalimba Tuning - Simple and Efficient! - Kalimba Tuning

Anyone who plays a Kalimba regularly will certainly have noticed that the instrument begins to sound "inharmonic" or "weird" over time. Then the moment has come when you ask yourself, "What's going on here and how can I bring it back to its original condition?" After reading this blog post, you'll have the know-how you need to make your Kalimba sound clean again.

The Daf in Contemporary Frame Drum Culture - The Daf in Contemporary Frame Drum Culture

The Daf's current appeal to international musicians is attributed to its deep historical and cultural roots. The Daf is a frame drum with a long history going back as far as the early dynastic period. It is one of the few instruments in the Middle East that is also played by women. Who is playing Daf today? What is the difference between the Daf and other frame drums? Is the Daf a women´s instrument? We take a closer look at this versatile drum.

Music is language, language is music - Music is language, language is music -  One week at the Marranzano World Fest in Catania/Sicily

One week at the Marranzano World Fest in Catania/Sicily This year, the team around the musician and ethnomusicologist Luca Recupero managed to organise another edition, the 12th. This year's festival motto: Exploring the boundaries between language and music. Impressions from one week in Catania ;)

Jaw harp concert with Kian Wind: Interview about creative work in pandemic times - Jaw harpist Kian Wind from Leipzig remains musically alive and active despite limited opportunities in pandemic times.

Jaw harpist Kian Wind from Leipzig remains musically alive and active despite limited opportunities in pandemic times. You can meet him busking in the streets of Leipzig, he works on new songs, released the album Kid Covid 2020  and he streamed a live concert worth listening to on April 24, 2021. We publish here the recording of the concert and an interview with him by Andi Rietschel.