Frankie and Masoud’s pick of the day!
Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Frankie and Masoud
Hello folks, today we’re introducing a brand new feature at KM. Frankie and Masoud pretty much eat, sleep and breathe music and so they thought that every once in a while, they’d share some of their favourite genres/bands/tracks from around our globe. Over to them for more …
Frankie and Masoud:
‘Why?’ you might ask somewhat suspiciously.
Well, we believe very strongly that there’s something about music that goes quite deep into a human being. And as humans are we not constantly on the search for something that’s even more meaningful than what we know? Kuwait has a rock, metal, rap and DJ culture still in it’s infancy stages. We are also seeing the evolution of a blues culture, one that Frankie in particular is interested in seeing nurtured. There are so many questions there – what sort of Blues will come out of a monetarily wealthy culture that is also the majority culture in the country. Will the Blues world see that as legitimate? So on and so forth.
With some great beginnings in Kuwait, there is always room for more isn’t there? We are quickly learning that there are so many different sorts of ‘cool’ around the globe and if we can in any way get Kuwait’s musicians to appreciate that a musical culture is also an OPEN culture, then we’ve done our job. By open, we obviously don’t mean copulation, drugs and satan worship … some might think so - but we don’t.
Music, used the right way, breaks down barriers. Race, Income, Status – they get chucked out the window and what you have left are humans. Humans that can’t help moving to a damn good beat. Imagine a Kuwait like that.
So here’s our first video and a personal favourite of Frankie’s. Unfortunately, the quality of the video is quite poor. All the same, to really appreciate it, stick your headphones into your laptop and listen. Throw yourself into the act of listening – listen intelligently.
Listen carefully for the harmonics in the guy’s throat singing – you will be amazed. Listen for the counterpoint (the repeated echoes of a musical theme). What culture or genre is this? Who is the most important person in this band? Listen with the video on, also listen without looking at the screen. What role are the visuals playing in your musical experience? Alright, enough chit chat - on with the show!