2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - John Butler& Barnaby Walters

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - John Butler& Barnaby Walters

May 19 2016

John Butler has been playing the uilleann pipes since the age of 16 when he heard them for the first time on the radio and was immediately captivated by their sound. In 2010, Butler decided to set up his own uilleann pipemaking workshop, called “Ceol Pipes”, on Achill Island off the west coast of Ireland. Barnaby Walters builds and plays the Hurdy Gurdy, a European instrument of ancient origin. The gurdy works like a mechanical violin, with the strings being constantly bowed by a wheel, and shortened in length by a keyboard. Barnaby mainly plays traditional European dance music, as well as modern compositions in a similar style, and a variety of early music.

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - L'École de Musique de Kirina

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - L'École de Musique de Kirina

May 19 2016

Created in 2010, the Ecole de Musique de Kirina Band is composed of 6 professional musicians who are teaching traditional instruments at the music school in kirina. They are all from famous families of musicians. Among them, Kora teacher Ladji Diabate, is brother of Toumani Diabate, the world best Kora player who has won Grammy Award. Other members include troupe director Mahamadou Diabate, Balafon teacher Karounga Diabate, Djembe performer Seydou Kone, dancer teacher Oumou Mariko, and also dundun teacher Karim Diabate.

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Ustad Amjad Khan & Group

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Ustad Amjad Khan & Group

May 19 2016

Ustad Amjad Khan & Group is a group of four members playing four different but melodious instruments together. The group performs sarangi the bowing instrument, flute the wind instrument, mandolin the string instrument and tabla the rhythm, and has a rare blend of all the traditional Indian music that can perfectly join every genre.

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Tony Brazelton

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Tony Brazelton

May 19 2016

Tony Brazelton is the founder of North American Alphorn Retreat, and Salzburger Echo. Salzburger Echo, which brings the Alps to their audiences, playing old world and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The band regularly plays some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation as well as having performed at hundreds of elementary schools across the nation to help teach children about the origin of the music and about the music itself. Tony was the third place finisher at the 2008 international alphorn competition in Nendaz, Switzerland.

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Manolis Skoutelis & John Dafermos

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Manolis Skoutelis & John Dafermos

May 18 2016

Manolis Skoutelis is the third generation of musicians in his family after his father and his grandfather. After completing music studies, he started to act professionally as traditional Cretan music player. Skoutelis is a very famous lyra player and singer around the island of Crete. In addition, he participates in music festivals and social events such as weddings and baptizes. He is also a very good traditional instrument maker. He can play four musical instruments: "lyra," "mandolin," "askombantoura" and "Cretan lute." Some of those musical instruments are very popular in many Mediterranean cultures.‏

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Mez-Me

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Mez-Me

May 18 2016

MEZ-ME is the result of more than 40 years of evolution. All of their presentations and melodies are composed of ancestral instruments such as huēhuētl, teponaztli, tlapitzalli, ayoyote, quena and more. As a music group, they try to revive their language, usage of ancient instruments, dances, poetry and in some ways their ancestors' philosophy through music.

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2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Siqinbillge&Mongolian Girl's Hoomii Troupe

2015 WWD Culture Tour in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey - Music of Wood - Siqinbillge&Mongolian Girl's Hoomii Troupe

May 18 2016

Mongolian Girl’s Hoomii Troupe was founded in 2013 and composed of five Mongolian girls: Narengaowa, Chana, Chaolemenggerile, Tunala and Suerge. They specialize in Mongolian’s primitive and ethno music, especially hoomii (a type of throat singing, also known as Khoomei), long tone and traditional musical instruments like morin khuur and tobshuur. The troupe has been taking part in various domestic and international music events since it's founded. Siqinbilige, who performs along with the troupe, is a renowned Mongolian singer who has won several awards of ethno singing competitions.

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The Wood Spirit

The Wood Spirit

May 18 2016

In the Northern Wisconsin, USA, there is a family named Stone Dahl who live a simple and self-sustainable life in the forest. Jarrod and April, the parents of four children, use wood, the nature material that surrounds them, to hand-made utilitarian crafts, such as baskets, boats, spoons, bowls and snowshoes…etcetera.

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Nature & Culture for a Sustainable Future

Nature & Culture for a Sustainable Future

May 18 2016

The video was shown during the XIV World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban, South Africa in response to its theme, “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future.” International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) explores and approaches the value and usage of wood from a cultural perspective to emphasize the significance of wood in relation to the human life.

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RETURN - Maker of Native American Style Flutes

RETURN - Maker of Native American Style Flutes

May 18 2016

Dennis Stubbs, the Arizona woodturner that was once a fervent collector of flutes, enjoys playing his handmade flute while strolling in the woods. It is all around his studio and house that a variety of fine flutes can be seen as he has been long drawn into the sound of them. Dennis becomes keen to make Native American style flutes—as a result of his wife’s suggestion. He crafts his works with meticulous hands in a way that is environmentally responsible, turning tree waste into recycled materials. Self-effacing as he is, the IWCS crew could literally feel his passion for wood during the filming.

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