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SPEAKER 1. I've been involved in traditional music since I
was a kid. My father was well known round here as a singer of the old songs. He
sang at family gatherings, and he also played the accordion in a band that
performed at weddings and other local functions. My grandfather was a genuine
traditional singer who had a whole repertoire of family songs that had been
passed down from generation to generation. All the songs were handwritten in a
big book. As he got older he relied more and more on the book, but his voice was
strong until he died. I'm proud to say I continue to sing some of the family
songs – but not just in our village. I've travelled all over the world an played
in front of audiences of thousands. It would have made my grandfather smile.
SPEAKER 2: Until a few years ago I'd thought of tango as something that only
older people did, but then we went to a concert by the Gotan Project when they
were playing In London, and I couldn't believe how exciting tango could be. For
a start the music was amazing. As well as having normal tango instruments – the
violin and guitar and bandoneon – they also used electronic music – you know,
samples and beats. The rhythm was so infectious that some people got up and
bopped in front of the stage, whether they could actually tango or not. Since
then, I've joined a class and learned some of the basic moves.
SPEAKER 3: I love my iPod and quite frankly I'd be lost without it. I listen to
it nearly all the time, whether I'm commuting, exercising or trying to drown out
some noise and relax. I mainly listen to rock music, but I quite like jazz and I
even listen to classical stuff if I'm feeling stressed – it can be very relaxing
listening to composers like Mozart if you're in a crowded train or sitting in a
traffic jam somewhere. It's a brilliant invention. I've got over seven thousand
songs on mine that's nearly my whole CD collects and of course I download stuff
from time to time – usually single tracks rather than whole albums.
SPEAKER 4: I'm trying to start a jazz band with a friend – I play percussion and
Ed plays trombone, but our main interest is composing. The band we have in mind
would have seventeen players – obviously we wouldn't be professional, at least
not until we'd built up a reputation. Most of the musicians we're approaching
play in various different outfits – rock, jazz, folk and classical – so they
wouldn't be available all the time. We're hoping to make a CD but the logistics
are a nightmare. Rehearsals would be tricky getting so many people into a studio
at once, and there'd be the expense. So at the moment it's just a dream.
SPEAKER 5. I've just come back from Womad in Singapore – it was awesome. I went
with a few friends and we got in for free because we were in the hospitality
crew. We had to carry loads of stuff from one place to the next, but we still
had plenty of time to get into the music – dance around like mad. We got to talk
to quite a lot of the acts – we got signatures and photos. It was a great
experience, especially when the artists thank you for doing such a good job.
There was a really great line–up of artists. Most of them I'd never heard of
before, but I'll be listening to them from now on – until next year's festival.
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the person who is speaking.
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the feelings or ideas expressed by the speakers.