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We're about quality, laid back music, predominantly from independent artists and labels. It's a laid back affair with the best new ambient, downtempo, Balearic, freaky folk, drones and tones, stoned soul, electronica, dub flavours, psychedelic vibes, deep house, lazy jazz, leftfield beats and pieces, peyote pop, soundtracks and any other great lazy, atmospheric, hard to describe music that we've just found.
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering interior journeys for the soul. and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace.In normal times, she is a sought-after Meditation Harpist and Storytell ...
 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enjoys vast deposits of precious minerals and metals. Diamonds are found in the south and center of the country and the land holds 80% of the world’s Coltan, needed in all our mobile phones. It should be one of the richest countries on Earth, but it is not. This Podcast explores why, from the very beginning. A new podcast will be released each Monday every two weeks, the website is https://www.thehistoryofthecongo.com Starting in prehistoric times, ...
 
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As the sun arrives and social options increase, a bit more energy has crept back into the show which has been somewhat sedentary over the last year, probably reflecting my lifestyle during mutliple lockdowns & a wet winter. So take a wander through global roots, desert blues, pulsing slowtronica, slide into some deep ambient and maybe shake a leg t…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning harpist who weaves world, classical, jazz and Nature into soundscapes of inner peace. She grew up in a musical family, playing many instruments. She worked in corporate life until deciding to return to music and play the harp 15 years ago. She now teaches at Rosalani Music online and performs on the internet, a…
 
I've admired Low Light Mixes selections and work ethic for a long time, he's not one of the biggest chill out selectors on Mixcloud for nothing. Very kindly, as he was aware I was releasing a compilation called Future Folk: Friendly Faces; Different Spaces - a vivid snapshot of where folk has been, where it's at and where it might be heading, he su…
 
In this Episode we find Msiri's migration and capture of the Katangan region. Here he grew rich on power and wealth through the Copper mines and smelting plants that could be found here. But his power was under threat. Ambitious powers looked on jealously. Msiri was clever and cunning but ultimately he didn't have the firepower to stand against the…
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber weaves world, classical, jazz & New Age music into pioneering …
 
Cymber Lily Quinn, Harpist, Founder of Peaceful Harp Notes Cymber Lily Quinn is an award-winning professional harpist, who has been featured on National Public Radio and Hawaii Public Radio. She has been named a Celebrity Artist by the National Association of Pen Women, and has been awarded five Big Island Music Awards for New Age Music. Cymber wea…
 
Two years after the fall of the Kisangani station to the Arabs Tippu Tips son Sef held control over much of the Eastern part of todays DRC. He lived comfortably but was sandwiched between the Leopolds Congo Free State and Germany's East Africa colony. Ostensibly to quash the slave trade, but to expand his territory and wealth, Leopold retained his …
 
In this Episode we see Leopolds Congo Free state buffered against the Arab powers in the East. Cultural difference fostered tensions and their allies were dragged into conflict. We see Leopold use the defeat of the British in Khartoum as an opportunity to extend the boundaries of his land North East to the River Nile, with Tippu Tip now an employee…
 
Another radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams radio, Copenhagen's chill out Mafia, and it's an undulating ride through ambient fields, dub techno fjords, ethereal folk meadows, New Age rainforests, folk pastures and Afro dance savannah. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-s…
 
In this Episode we see the various facades of King Leopold II's philanthropy as he jostles to claim the central African lands he has just become aware of. He maintains a three prong strategy: escalating aggressiveness in the Congo, appeasement of the European powers and an image of benevolence to the United States. Tensions lead to the 1885 Berlin …
 
In this episode we revisit the past before looking at the lands of the Kingdom of the Kongo at the end of the 19th Century. Outside of the Congo Stanley's journey, and details of the River Congo basin, spread through the world. Some saw this as an opportunity to do good, as they saw it, but others saw a commercial opportunities... The chiefs of the…
 
So the new show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to and it's a folky, worldy, spiritual jazzy New Age, nu-disco joy. Get on it. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-slow-music-movement-radio-show-56 Don't forget our daily social media recommendations - n…
 
In the early 1870's the peoples of the Eastern Congo lived in a land dominated by the Arab-Swahili traders. In search of Ivory these traders had traveled hundreds of miles inland from the Indian Ocean. These traders settled in and established settlements where they loved in great comfort. This was in great contrast to the subdued peoples who had in…
 
Stanleys life before arriving in the Congo in 1873 gives us insights in the wider world at this time. It gives us a window to the plight of the poor in the 19th century Britain, through the American Civil war and the expansion of the American West and the impact of some of the peoples living there. We also visit Abyssinia and West Africa, where the…
 
In the early 1870's the peoples of the Eastern Congo lived in a land dominated by the Arab-Swahili traders. In search of Ivory these traders had traveled hundreds of miles inland from the Indian Ocean. These traders settled in and established settlements where they loved in great comfort. This was in great contrast to the subdued peoples who had in…
 
In this Episode we see Tippu Tip and the Arab traders, after exhausting the Elephant herds in today's Tanzania, journey West across Lake Tanganyika into the Eastern Congo. Ever in need of more ivory they were drawn all the way to the Lualaba River. They met the the Tabwe, the Lunda, the Warua, the Bemba and perhaps documented the first ever written…
 
So the first show of 2021 for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to and it's an acid folk, astral Americana, submerged R&B & floaty cosmic electronic kind of affair. You can find all the tracks played over on the blog: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-slow-music-movement-radio-show-55 Don't forget our daily …
 
In this episode we cover the mid 16th to early 19th century to relay the first meetings between the Arab-Swahili traders and the peoples living in today's Eastern Congo. These traders travelled thousands of kilometres inland from the coast, and the languages and cultures began to fuse. Some trade was conducted but without established norms of relat…
 
In this episode we depart from the West and the Kingdom of the Kongo to todays Eastern provinces of the DRC. We see the unique topography here and enjoy a more detailed introduction to two further great African peoples and empires - the Luba and the Lunda. These peoples lived and live in a geologically dynamic land with mountains, lakes and active …
 
In this episode we see how the Kingdom of the Kongo survived in the ebbs of flows of international and domestic conflicts, as well as some of the horrific effects of slavery. We see the Kingdom flex its power on the international stage but ultimately wither as a defeat allows an opportunity for others to take its power and resources. But in this ad…
 
In this episode the Kingdom of the Kongo welcomes the Portuguese Empire, and the nobility embraces a new Religion. But it also meets the Dutch, the Vatican and continues to fight for it's place in Africa, whilst keeping the Kingdom together. Soon the Europeans settle, with an agenda much evolved from spreading Christianity....This results in allian…
 
In this Episode we focus on the Western Congo in the 13th Century where we meet one of the most famous precolonial Kingdoms - the Kingdom of the Kongo. We see how the Kingdom formed and take a look at the capital - MBanza Kongo - as well as a look at some of the social structures in place. We wrap up just as new visitors arrive at the Kingdom ...…
 
In this episode we look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo today, and then go back in time. We start with prehistoric artefacts and the great Bantu migration, which pushed the Pygmies to the South and East of todays country. We are introduced to the topography of the Country, The River Congo, the central navigable plateau, and the Mountains of…
 
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to. Plenty of great music as I take a paddle through Balearic waters, dip my toe into cosmic pop, orbit through deep space, wander down folk lane & take a trip through soul jazz fusion. If you need the tracklisting then head to the blog: https://www.theslowm…
 
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to. Plenty of great music as I take a deep dive into largely laidback waters with a strong folk/Americana vibe in all their mutated forms running through the show, not to mention a bit of electronica and some euphoric, election celebrating disco to end - you…
 
So the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams is now available to listen to. Many apologies for missing last month, I had a music meltdown trying to port my large, well organised iTunes library to Apple Music. After about 15 hours on the phone the issue was resolved, apart from the fact that Apple Music is so slow as to be unusua…
 
From cosmic American to Celtic folk, Balearic bits, Japanese pop and killer new jazz fusions via all sorts of weird and wobbly wonders. J.H. Guraj - Introspection (Maple Death Records) Cinder Well - No Summer (Free Dirt) Constant Follower - Set Aside Some Time (Bandcamp) Art Feynman - Nancy Are You Hiding In Your Work (Western Vinyl) Mandroid - Cru…
 
Welcome to the latest radio show for the nice people at Music For Dreams. It's a wobbly ride as usual through the electro-acoustic universe, where glitch meets folk and nature meets the machines. We also throw in a bit of Balearic niceness, cosmic funk, jazzed up dub and the right sort of noise.. Head over to the blog for the full tracklisting: the…
 
So the latest show for the Danish downtempo mafia, [Music For Dreams](https://musicfordreams.dk/radio/) is live. Kicking off with a deep soul, music with a message opener the show soon descends into jungle vibed, ambient psychedelia before easing through various strains of folk and Americana. This is swiftly followed by a great selection of sweet p…
 
Welcome to the latest TSMM radio show for Music For Dreams radio. It's a weird and wobbly journey throught the worlds of wayward dub, astral Americana, global psychedelia, cosmic boogie, esoteric electronica and sublime folk music. Head over to the blog for the full tracklisting if you are in a rush: https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/the-sl…
 
As well as the mix I've written a brief essay on the history of New Age music from its 60's counter cultural roots and glacial evolution into the mood playlists of today. I also had a pop at modern living, neo-liberalism and threw in an overly simplistic solution for good measure. https://www.theslowmusicmovement.org/blog/its-a-new-age-of-new-age L…
 
A warm show for chilly times this week courtesy of the nerve soothing [Music For Dreams](https://musicfordreams.dk/radio) radio station. A nice ambient starts soon eases into cosmic future folk before oddball percussion, global ambiguity & North African flavours take the reins leading to some classic roots reggae and a percussive, astral boogie, ho…
 
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