12 YouTube Videos I'm Enjoying Right Now
Some of these come from readers' comments to our Open Mic thread earlier this week
Below are 12 YouTube videos that I’ve been enjoying this week.
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I discovered a number of outstanding videos from readers here, who shared links in our recent open thread. (The comments from that post are filled with gems—so if you missed it, do yourself a favor and spend at least a few minutes checking out some of the links.)
Here’s one of them: Pierre Baillot’s updating of an 800-year-old composition.
I liked this so much that I showed it to six other people on Thanksgiving, when I should have been helping prepare the dinner—including my dancer spouse Tara, who said: “I could choreograph to that.”
Baillot provided this background: “During the lockdown here in Paris I met a fantastic countertenor who has a whole repertoire of medieval/early music and baroque music. As a multi-instrumentalist and jazz musician, I immediately saw musical bridges between medieval/early music and oriental/African/Indian music. I decided to rearrange this whole repertoire and we created a unique fusion between all these music genres. The project is called Sprezzatura.”
This next video was suggested by Tara, who is teaching a college course on world dance this semester. She showed it to me, and I liked it so much that I’m passing it on to you. It combines traditional Bharathanatyam dance from India with hip-hop choreography.
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