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Music: Soulful Saturday Continues…

28/04/2012

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” Jimi Hendrix

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Habib Koité

Habib Koité & Bamada – I Ka Barra (Your Work) STEREO

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Karsh Kale


Karsh KaleOne Step Beyond

This weekend, I bring you a new mix of sounds from around the world. Some of the faces are familiar; Nicki Minaj dropped her new song (in February) – Starships – and Musiq Soulchild does a fantastic catchy song featuring Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys‘ hubby. Karsh Kale and Habib Koite might not be familiar territory for some of us, but their music is solid, soulful and deep. When we add the hypnotic sounds of Aisha Duo and Aaron Goldberg‘s classical jazz tune to the selections, we have a veritable mix of music from artists covering a broad musical spectrum. Check ’em out and let me know what you think. Thanks!

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Lao Tzu

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Nicki Minaj

Nicki MinajStarships (Explicit)

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Musiq Soulchild

Musiq SoulchildAnything ft. Swizz Beatz [Official Music Video]

I’ve always loved Musiq’s sophisticated and soulful sounds, and I’m glad he has a new album coming out in May.  Nicki is eccentric, smart, boldly creative and fresh; that is what I love about her sound. She is not afraid to push the envelope while keeping it entertaining, fun and danceable. What I’ve always loved about music is that no matter what, we can find our sound; something appeals to us based on our interests. I’m all for musical exploration so share your songs with me. More below! 🙂

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” Martin Luther

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Aaron Goldberg

Aaron GoldbergOAM’s Blues

Music: Soulful Saturday Continues… Aisha Duo

Aisha DuoDespertar

Aisha DuoAmanda  Also another tune from them.

No matter what’s going on in my world, when I turn to music, my concerns drop away and I am transported to another realm where worries and fears do not dwell.. There is music to fit any mood and any need. All we have to do is open our minds to new sounds and eventually, something will leap at us; tugging our heart in all the right places. Have a blessed weekend!
Stay Inspired! What are your thoughts? What music are you listening to this weekend? Do you have any favorites you’d like to share? What would you recommend some new tunes? Do share! Thank you. 🙂

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Soulful sounds help us shift directions after a long challenging week. Enjoy!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Habib KoitéKarsh Kale, Nicki Minaj, by Christopher Macsurak, Musiq Soulchild, Aaron Goldberg, via Wikipedia. Aisha Duo via their website

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/04/2012 3:36 am

    Goodness that lady has one heck of a bootie to shake!

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    • 30/04/2012 1:27 am

      😆 She sure does and she can dance. She might not appeal to certain groups of people but I appreciate her boldness and smarts. TY!

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  2. 29/04/2012 3:51 am

    One Love by Playing For Change: from a documentary Peace Through Music and
    Stand By Me by Playing For Change | Song Around the World

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    • 30/04/2012 1:29 am

      TY for the Bob Marley renditions. He is one of my all time favorites and so you can imagine that I’m biased in favor of his own flavorings on his songs. 🙂

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  3. 29/04/2012 6:44 am

    music and writing go hand in hand both can move the very essence of the soul

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    • 30/04/2012 1:30 am

      True… and where we find one, the other isn’t too far behind. Have a great week ahead! 😉

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  4. 29/04/2012 6:48 am

    Lovely post and music Elizabeth. I have been listening to a lot of Gershwin and Rodgers’ and Hammerstein this weekend…with some other big band and jazz music thrown in for good measure. Great de-stressing choices for me after this past stressful week!

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    • 30/04/2012 1:31 am

      Awesome! Music is a great De-stressor and it has saved me many times over… I’ve had a demanding week too so I can relate to what you experienced. TY!

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  5. Bree permalink
    29/04/2012 11:07 am

    Good selection of songs. I like that first song, very powerful. Have a lovely weekend too.
    B

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    • 30/04/2012 1:33 am

      TY and I hope you week a head is sunny and happy. I love the Habib song too… and the message if uplifting as well. 🙂

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  6. 29/04/2012 2:42 pm

    Listening to Habib Koite now as I write. Such infectious rhythms — love it!
    Will listen to the others when this one’s done. Thanks, Elizabeth.
    This line from Twelfth Night just popped into my head: “If music be the food of love, play on.” Shakespeare.

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    • 30/04/2012 1:34 am

      TY! I saw that quote when I was choosing what to add… Thanks for bringing it up. I enjoyed the music too but I guess it ain’t for everyone. 🙂

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  7. 29/04/2012 5:24 pm

    Loved “Amanda”. So relaxing!

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    • 30/04/2012 1:36 am

      Lovely isn’t it? You know, if you have Windows, some of these songs come fully loaded onto your windows media player. TY! 🙂

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  8. 30/04/2012 8:05 am

    Love your selection of songs. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Bree permalink
    01/05/2012 9:13 am

    By the way, it might be time to do another post on your African divas as that might go over well with your blog audience too.
    B

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    • 01/05/2012 9:35 pm

      Great idea. TY! I will work on pulling some new voices and faces together… The music blogs I follow have showcased some great music and I’m enjoying some global sounds. 🙂

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  10. 03/05/2012 11:47 am

    The music of the soul is heard by a universe deaf to all other sounds!

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  11. 04/05/2012 6:02 am

    I’m going to bring you something that originated from your home and lives in my home…………..

    He is lovely!

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