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Jews Harp
Tapani Varis
Jews Harp
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Best known as a bass player in the burgeoning Finnish folk revival, Varis is also a player of the Jew's or mouth harp, an ancient yet often disrespected folk instrument that has a place in many cultures of the world. Wo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tapani Varis
Title: Jews Harp
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561601123

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Best known as a bass player in the burgeoning Finnish folk revival, Varis is also a player of the Jew's or mouth harp, an ancient yet often disrespected folk instrument that has a place in many cultures of the world. Working with both a standard small instrument and many variations (including a large bass version and a bamboo instrument from Indonesia), Varis explores the potential of the device in a variety of settings. While some are traditional songs, he also composes new works and uses Finnish and other folk sources as a starting point for a unique album of new music. He is accompanied by other mouth harps, fiddles, banjo, and flutes to create an album that skirts the boundaries of new music and folk. --Louis Gibson

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