José Carreras sings “Hine E Hine”

Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Hine E Hine”, a Māori lullaby written by Princess Te Rangi Pai (Fanny Rose Howie nee Porter) (1868-1916), the New Zealand singer and composer in 1907. The song is in Māori language (an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. Since 1987, it …

Arirang (KBS Symphony Orchestra)

One of the most famous symphony orchestras in South Korea, the KBS Symphony Orchestra plays “Arirang”, a Korean folk song. It is often considered the unofficial national anthem of Korea, and in December 2012, the song was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity program by UNESCO. KBS Symphony Orchestra …

The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube (Alexandrov Ensemble)

The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube is a famous Ukrainian folk song. Here it is played and sung by the Russian Alexandrov Ensemble (also known as the “Red Army Chorus”). The Alexandrov Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias, and …