New sources of music for a male/female vocal duet
March 31, 2014 4:13 PM Subscribe
My singing partner and I like adventurous music with tricky harmonies. She sings soprano and plays mandolin, I sing alto and play guitar/banjo. We can harmonize by ear, create harmonies as needed, play with arrangements. We like traditional musics, though not exclusively. What music can you suggest for us to try? (Some examples below the fold.)
posted by argybarg to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Traditional musics or musics from different world traditions are great. Here's a sampling of what we perform already, to give you an idea:
Matteo Salvatore -- Mo Ve'La Bella Mia da la Muntagna
Marisa Monte e Rodrigo Amarante -- O Que Se Quer
Tim Eriksen -- Friendship
and some Slavic duets, some fado
, a Oaxacan ballad
, some Appalachian music, and so on.
Where should we explore next? Individual songs and whole traditions (especially if you know good listening sources) are both most welcome. Doesn't have to be a male/female duet as long as the singing is central.
A note: There are many pop-oriented male/female groups I love (Handsome Family, Swell Season), but that's beside the point. We're looking to keep exploring, rather than look for music that's already in the pocket. Thanks in advance!