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Ken’s music favorites

I’m not sure if I can keep this short.

Music is really important to me.  One of my clearest memories from the FDTP was Masa, one of my mentors, saying “The essence of music is one man expressing emotion.” Don’t know why. That really went straight to my heart.

On to the list of favorites:

Genres: Celtic music. Music with ethnic instruments (Arabic flutes, Chinese violins, etc) JAZZ, some country

Composers: Michael Dooley (Michael Piano), Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons), Yann Tierson (Amelie Soundtrack), 久石 譲 (Departures soundtrack) Rachel Portman (famous movie score writers

female vocalists: Florence McNair, Julie Greeneye, 平原綾香、夏川リミ、Norah Jones, Hayley Westenra, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Sissel

male vocalists: Oren Lavie, Vas Myers, David Cook and David Archuletta, Andrea Bocelli

What do I have on my MP3 player?? read on… Continue reading


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