Dean Owen

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Forever Grateful - Forever Music

Forever Grateful - Forever Music

Inspired by a post by Lorena Negrete on Street Performers, I thought we'd take a little trip around the World in gratitude for all the artists who make this World a better place. Their music unites us, and for one moment, we forget work stress, we forget war, terrorism, hatred, politics, sorrow, loss, failure. Their dedication and passion inspires us to be better people. They play to be heard. The music starts, and we stop for a moment. If we don't stop, we should, no matter how busy we are. 

First stop, Native American music by Alexandro Querevalú. I apologise if you have seen these before. If you haven't, prepare to be captivated...


Next stop, Tehran and the wonderful music of Golshifte Farahani on the hang drums. If you thought you'd seen her before somewhere, it is likely you have. Think Leonardo Di Caprio's "Body of Lies". 

Plastic buckets next, and the guy with the fastest hands on the planet (and 50 million views!)

Drummer extraordinaire Dario Rossi on pots and pans next from the Netherlands. 

And now to Spain and Paul de Senneville on the Cimbalom

And from Japan, Yuki Koshimoto on the hang drum. Prepare to be enchanted.

Now to Ecuador, and Leo Rojas on pan pipes doing a familiar song from Disney

And for the Grand Finale, well what can I say - Playing for Change, and "Stand by Me" in the absolute best tribute to street performers around the World. 

October 16th - I just came across this gem. Unchained Melody by Mike Yung. What a Voice!

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Joel Anderson

4 years ago #17


Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

4 years ago #16

Wonderful people Thanks Dean Owen

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #15

I'm glad Gert Scholtz. Love, love it. You wrote: "Their music unites us, and for one moment, we forget work stress, we forget war, terrorism, hatred, politics, sorrow, loss, failure." That is the truth! I never knew the round drum was called a hang drum. We listened to a man from Jamaica play the hang drum on Pearl St. in Boulder Colorado, beautiful and little girls were dancing around him, having fun. My husband turned me on to playing for change quite a while ago, they are great. I listened to Keb Mo sing stand by me... the artist above was great too. Wow, the man in the subway, awesome! Thanks for sharing this.

Paul Walters

4 years ago #14

Dean Owen Hi , I missed this one first time around. Thank you

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #13

Thanks so much Dean Owen for compiling this wonderful journey of music. Truly a unifying and inspiring language of hope.

Love this over and over again!

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #11

Viva la música ! :)

Dean Owen

5 years ago #10

Once again thanks Lorena Negrete, glad you enjoyed them.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #9

Glad you like it Gert Scholtz, there is so much talent out there.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #8

So glad you liked it Franci Eugenia Hoffman who inspired me t do this post from her post earlier in the day:

Gert Scholtz

5 years ago #7

Magnificent Dean Owen. Loved it!

There are so many talented people yet to be discovered. This is an amazing compilation of music. Thank you for sharing.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #5

Totally Catalina G\u00e1lvez Urrutia. I need to get me a hang drum, but as with any instrument, I am sure it is not as easy as it looks! Thanks for sharing, and for supporting the community tirelessly as you do!

Dean Owen

5 years ago #4

You gotta get these guys on video when you have the chance @Pascal (and obviously ask them if OK to post). Great street artists are really going viral, helping them to come in from the cold I guess. I love the Jamaican tin drums.

Dean Owen

5 years ago #3

Not heard of Stomu Yamashita. Just looked him up. Reminds me of Alan Parsons. Now we need a video of you on pipes in a skirt Ken Boddie-sama!

Pascal Derrien

5 years ago #2

Last week end my son and I bumped into a fantastic guitarist playing blues on a lectric guitar made out of an Oil steel gerrycan he was pretty impressive, thanks your trip around thw world some immpressive street artists :-)

Ken Boddie

5 years ago #1

You tapped into the vault of instant memories yet again my friend. I used to play drums in pipe bands in Scotlanf many moons ago and have still maintained an interest in all forms of musical percussion. I was entranced by the hang drum performance most of all. Have you ever stumbled across Stomu Yamashta?

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