BEYONDMUSIC
Sandro Friedrich

ABOUT ME

As a composer, performer and studio musician I play a spectrum of over 200 different wind instruments.

I mostly work in the field of film music, game music and CD productions. I have recorded for numerous international films, video games and CDs with composers including Howard Shore, Mychael Danna, Atli Oervarsson, Shigeru Umebayashi, Tina Turner, Atli Orvarsson and many others.

For over 40 years I have been working with instruments and music of many cultures. I have played in various bands and combinations, including Andreas Vollenweider's 2011 live band. I have performed as an orchestral soloist for presentations of film music at various international film festivals.

As musician and composer I think my strength lies in the intensity and passion of my melodic
lines, the power of rhythmic grooves and my ability to flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres. I love collaborating with musicians from all over the world!
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Compassion
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Growth
  • Making a difference
  • Openness
  • Reliability
  • Respect
  • Family life
  • Healthy lifestyle

Cultural background

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland

PROJECT MUSIC

4:42
BAGLE SI
The power is in you. You are one with the Universe and the Creator. Earth must be saved. his spirit wanders over seas and mountains. Listen in the sound of the waves as nature weeps, She is dying a little more every day. During my trip to Senegal , I had the chance to learn to express my feelings through melody, song and rhythm. this song unites several musical universes, so find out. Despite the Covid, I was fortunate to work with musicians such as Brice Essomba, Caroline Etoa, Ben Bossambo and Sandro Friedrich with whom we spoke during this difficult period for this result.
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  • Fusion
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Grand piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Cameroon
  • Senegal
  • Swaziland
4:03
Lágrimas de Sal
The Philosophy of the song is The whole world is one, all people are the same. We should happily coexist without fighting against each other in the name of Countries, religion, cast, color, rich and poor. We should live with Universal brotherhood for peace and prosperity of our planet.
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  • Improvisational
  • Indian
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Bass
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Percussion
  • Quenacho
  • Bass flute
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Switzerland
6:38
Pachamama
Pachamama, from Quechua Pacha (universe, world, time, place), and Mama (mother, Mother Earth), is the maximum deity of the indigenous peoples of the central Andes, directly related to the Earth, fertility, the mother and the feminine. Like a goddess who has the gift of purification and cleansing, in addition to the power of planting love and forgiveness in everyone's heart, it is also considered the one who sows life in the world, contributing to a more harmonious and safer life on the Planet, providing sustenance, medicine, well-being and spirituality. This piece intends to remove all the filters that prevent us reaching the essence of each forest, of each plant, and make clear how we merge into one while breathing together. A piece that also contains water, earth, fire, air and ether, flanking some of the most organic instruments with which we cook music, and maybe because of that we don't feel it is in the most common frequency range, something that we can't explain very well until today! Perhaps this is why we feel it contains its own medicine that believes of diagnosing one of the strongest diseases of mankind, prescribing a lot of harmony and providing an urgent global awareness that facilitates that exodus reverser that separeted us to the old gifts of knowing how to interpret and respect the world around us, allowing us a path that manifest benefits for all sentient beings. A shamanic inspiration for unconditional oneness ♥
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  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Baritone
  • Chanting
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Guitar
  • Jaw harp
  • Singing bowl / Rin gong
  • Pivana
  • Sampler
  • Tenor
  • Argentina
  • Cameroon
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
3:36
Sento Chiamata
Our planet is our cradle, of enchanting beauty. "Sento chiamata" is Mother Earth's call to be aware of the incredibly rich diversity of lifeforms that has evolved over millions of years – I protect what I love.
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  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bouzouki
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Fujara
  • Pivana
  • Australia
  • Cameroon
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
4:14
Cybèle
Cybèle is a deity of Phrygian origin, adopted by the Greeks and Romans, personifying the wilderness. She is presented as "Magna Mater" for the Romans, Great Goddess, Mother Goddess or even Mother of the gods. She is one of the greatest ancient goddesses in the Near East. I learnt about Cybele while working with volunteers of Cybele Planete an ecological NGO from France . One day during a March for the planet I had the inspiration to make this song . Cybele in imagery rides a lion and reminds of the goddess Durga of Indian culture . I find her power impressive and the song has the feeling of people marching with her to the heart of Nature , protecting it enjoying it . Its my first foray into French songs as well keeping base of Indian folk and classical music . The song has given spanish color by Mariana Baraj with her magical voice and percussions . Mark Warburton gives magical marching energy with his Drums , brightening up the whole song . Sandro with his flutes and amazing mixing skills brings amazing colors and balance to the entire song . Thanks beyond for this amazing oppurtunity to create such magical songs . May it enlighten the world and move it into heart of nature .
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  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Rock
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Rainstick
  • Pinkillo
  • Argentina
  • France
  • India
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
4:42
ZA BI LONG NNAM
za bi long nnam which is sung in my language the YEZUM which is spoken in the center of Cameroon, In this song, I call for the solidarity of the peoples of the earth, the great beaters to see a new world, To fight the pandemics misery, I call on men to reconquer the universe in order to savor happiness and harmony
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  • African
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Bass-baritone
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Organ electric
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Slide guitar
  • Steel guitar
  • Balafon
  • Darbuka
  • Drum set
  • Cameroon
  • Portugal
  • Senegal
5:31
The Flower and the Raindrop
The song describes a dialogue between a flower and a drop of water on their journey to find each other. This micro perspective reflects the fragileness and uniqueness of each living organism on our planet - a thing we often tend to forget.
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  • Classical
  • Oriental
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Violin
  • Bansuri
  • Cello
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
  • India
4:01
Our world is blue
The song “Our world is blue” is a declaration of love to our blue planet. It describes the beauty of our world in wonderful colorful pictures and is nevertheless critical. This song should remind people of the unique but fragile beauty of our world and: The worlds impermanence. We´ll lose our blue planet, our only home, if we will not immediately begin to stop the environmental pollution and the climate change. The song was recorded with 15 musicians from all over the world. “Our world is blue, we never get another”
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  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Electric guitar
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Pivana
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
4:59
Hymn
This song is written and produced by Mauro Lazzaretto (Italy), but the contribution of the singer Sharon Ben-Zadok (Israel), who interpreted the lyrics with immense care and respect and added a Mantra in sanskrit, the feeling and the huge talent of the flautist Sandro Friedrich (Switzerland) and the traditional secrets and knowledges of the sarangi-player Yuji Nakagawa (Japan) allowed to create a brand new blend of many identities, a glue keeping four worlds together. The song is about the endless ways our planet is speaking to us and our impossibility to hear that voice, unless we open our mind and not just our ears. A warning, but also a hymn of hope.
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  • Electronic
  • Indian
  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Classical guitar
  • Sarangi
  • Berimbao
  • Drum machine
  • Udu
  • Occorso flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Switzerland
6:08
Nature Procession
This song attempts to contrast an aspect of our life on earth, bound by the base and the material with our eternal and greater life "in the forests" of our spiritual identity. It serves as a reminder of who we really are and the necessity of seeking this greater truth that resides within us all expressing it and exhorting others to do the same. The song begins by describing how in this world we are ultimately part of a herd, being pushed to and from in a world of deceit and concludes with a call to action of "Give me the flute, and sing," in which the sound of the ancient reed flute symbolizes the primal vibration of all creation and true freedom is found among the wilds of the self, and the company of spiritual kin who know that “Immortality lies in a song” and not to concern themselves with the mundane. The song was adapted from Khalil Gibran’s poetry collection "Al Mawakib - Processions". The voice is part of a band that accompanies these contrasting movements almost as in a play. With a mix between sounds and languages of very distant cultures and instruments from different parts of the world, this song offers us a journey to our interior, our ancestors, our future and our relationship with the world we inhabit.
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  • Alternative
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Harmonium
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Percussion
  • Flute
  • Nay / Ney
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Uruguay
3:28
Minyôn ya sí
"Minyôn ya sí" means "tears of the Earth" in Ewondo language from Cameroon.The song is about the planet asking human being why it is destroyed day after day and crying for protection,for good care.
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  • African
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Bass
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Cajon
  • Percussion
  • Triangle
  • Indian fipple flute
  • Cameroon
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
3:17
Shabad Guru
Shabad guru - the sacred word takes us from darkness to light . Sacred Word is a theme which presents itself in many different cultures and religions . "Shabad Guru" has its origins with mystic philosopher Guru Nanak in Punjab. He was an accomplished musician and who is now revered across the world. His use of music to connect people with their spiritual cores and understand the oneness of life is an eternal message which finds relevance in our times as well. This song is registered in what is regarded as the greatest treasure of music from the 11th to the 17 th century India the Guru Granth Sahib . The book itself is considered to be a living master. Its message is formless,timeless and accessible to all people from all walks of life . With our collaboration we are looking at the song in a fresh prespective. We are taking it out from its Indian classical domains to a new World - folk sound . Nanak was famous for his long journeys with his musical companion Mardana . He has always enjoyed the wandering travelling nature of his songs . With Shabad Guru we travel from Punjab(India and Pakistan) to Armenia to Europe in search for harmony .
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  • Indian
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Chanting
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Double bass
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Switzerland
4:31
Mo mo money
"Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian quote
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  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • World
  • Electronic
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Crumhorn
  • Occorso flute
  • Zurna
  • Sampler
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
5:04
Our Precious Mothers
Sasha: In many Native American cultures, women were viewed as extensions of the Universal Mother , and therefore vital to the continuation of their people. I found it extremely inspiring.They refuse to separate themselves from the land as (by they definition) nobody can own the land - you can only belong to land. They are the people that never gave up on protecting Mother Earth, and treating with respect Mother Nature… Now it’s our time to learn form them their profound loving relationship with the land, water, sky, sun and all living creatures on this beautiful planet - our Mother Earth. ... Very simple and warm melody accompanied by acoustic guitar is almost like a song to a child, and with soft flute and harmonica sounds - very comforting and relaxing. Theresa: The song , Our Precious Mothers, is a song I wrote to honor all mothers who give their children the unconditional love, support and guidance in their lives., as our Grate Mother Earth that continues to provide for us. Although she goes through so much , so many struggles, she continues to stay strong and provide. It’s a very important message for the people that we need to take care of our precious mothers and our mother the earth. Sasha composed the beautiful instruments to accompany a beautiful message for the people.
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  • World
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Harmonica
  • Sampler
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
3:10
Siwbulele (We have harmed Earth)
This is a song lamenting about how much we have contributed to the corroding of the world and everything bad that is happening in it, but still there is hope since all we have to do is change and do the right thing and the human race.
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  • African
  • Ambient
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Harp
  • Harp guitar
  • Flute
  • Madagascar
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
4:38
One World
ONE WORLD is a musical journey across our planet which explores the connections between cultures, the beauty of landscapes and the power of nature. Starting in the depths of the ocean, the cradle of primordial life, flutes play duets with the songs of whales. We proceed slowly to the beach, lulled by the sound of waves, while a sparkling layer of violin textures frolics over them. Traveling inland, we reach the jungle, and begin to hear the voices of animals and humanity. The voices carry a powerful message: We have one world, and although we are all different, we must work together. The journey continues, gathering voices and strength, from windblown deserts to rainy, fertile land in temperate zones. Rain washes our planet clean while the voices continue to sing: We have ONE WORLD.
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  • Vocal
  • World
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Ud / Oud
  • Violin
  • Djembe
  • Jaw harp
  • Kalimba
  • Low whistle
  • Nay / Ney
  • Pivana
  • Suling
  • Congo
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
6:40
Born Today
What emotions go through a migrant’s heart as they realize they are alone, far away from home? The amount of courage it takes to open their heart to a new life, find new love, and form new bonds is unfathomable, yet it's possible when strangers extend a compassionate hand amidst the affliction of having lost everything. They are Born Today, on the day they face their new life with new fears and dreams. This song is a cry for help that is full of hope and trust in the human spirit of love, compassion and empathy. It is a collaboration between musicians of very diverse cultural backgrounds as listed in the submission form. It features a powerful African voice, rich Celtic bagpipe cries, intricate Greek bouzouki, pensive piano, and a yearning Arabic cello all shining within a lush orchestral texture laced with percussive fusion flamenco heartbeats and a touch of electronics. We wanted to explore what a 'cry of hope' would sound like through aspects of music stemming from our own cultures as well as others. 'Born Today' is dedicated to Syrian musician Iyad Osman, who refused to carry a weapon in order to keep playing saz. A kind soul who loved mixing cultures in his music, he fled Syria only to die a year later as a result of a mistreated mild illness. He united the music community worldwide in happiness through his music, and bitter grief over his loss, despite their diverse political views.To Iyad, who is ‘Born Today', on the day he died, and the love he spread to the world.
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323 votes
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  • African
  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Castanets
  • Duff
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Percussion
  • Tambourine
  • Bagpipe
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Syrian Arab Republic
3:23
The Journey
Inner movement and development is like a journey of its own. Hiking in the wilderness in various countries with not much more than a tent and a sleeping bag has shaped my inner landscape like nothing else. This track contains instruments, elements and influences from Corsica, Hungary, Mongolia, Turkey, Morocco and Scotland. Sandro joined forces with Max Keller who beautifully enhanced the power of the beats.
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18 votes
  • Dance / EDM
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Bongo drum
  • Darbuka
  • Drum machine
  • Jaw harp
  • Pivana
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
3:12
Luxforblue
Our new recipe: Just throw Jews Harp, Bass, Bass Duduk, Duduk, electric Guitar, Ney, drums, samples, synthesizers and fujara in a big acoustical pot, let it cook at medium heat for a few days and be surprised at what musical meal comes out! Add ethnic spices and be surprised! :-)
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12 votes
  • Ambient
  • Instrumental
  • Lounge
  • Oriental
  • World
  • Bass
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum set
  • Jaw harp
  • Bass Duduk
  • Duduk
  • Fujara
  • Nay / Ney
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
3:01
Mopepe
Mopepe means “Wind” in Lingala. The song is inspired by a female artist touring the world and touching people’s heart through her music. Travelling from place to place, unhindered by borders or language, her precious gift heals the souls, eases the minds, and lifts spirits up, just like the wind…
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14 votes
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bansuri
  • Belgium
  • Congo
  • Switzerland
2:52
Dill de Burn
Classic western rock instruments combine with exotic sounds such as dilruba ( a bowed instrument from India) and pivana (a flute made from a goat horn, from Corsica) to bring you a style that Sandro Hussel describes as “meditation punk”. A multicultural musical collaboration that truly defies boundaries.
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9 votes
  • Alternative
  • Indian
  • Instrumental
  • Oriental
  • Rock
  • World
  • Bass guitar
  • Dilruba
  • Guitar
  • Drum set
  • Pivana
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
3:35
In Silence - Mandala Gates Canon
The Composition is in the form of an eight bar canon. There are four entry points for each individual instrument and four vocal parts. The four parts symbolize the four gates to a Tibetan mandala. Entering through the gates assists the process of removing obstacles. The auspicious number eight is represented in the eight bars and also the eight parts. The opening of the tune is a free interpretation of the eight bar melody enhanced by the haunting Australian native sounds of the didgeridoo. The didgeridoo re-appears at the end of the song, before going into primordial space and complete silence. The next section gradually builds up to the four parts before it branches out into eight simultaneous parts of instruments and voices combined. Other instruments include the Indian bansuri, European cello and piano, and American vibraphone. The main male vocals are by a Kazakhstan vocalist and the soprano by a German vocalist. The combination of instruments, players and vocals span the world and come together in a united song. The nature of a canon is equanimity as the same musical line repeats throughout unchanged. The simultaneous occurrence of the same line in a staggered manner creates a new dimension which is bigger than each individual statement. At the same time the line never looses its integrity and authenticity. Quite the contrary - without its balanced uniqueness it would never be able to serve as the basis of the bigger picture.
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31 votes
  • Ambient
  • Classical
  • Easy Listening
  • Indian
  • Instrumental
  • New Age
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Bass-baritone
  • Choir
  • Soprano
  • Piano
  • Cello
  • Vibraphone/ Vibraharp
  • Bansuri
  • Didgeridoo
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Nepal
  • Switzerland
3:28
Dream of Us
When someone you love is at a distance, either physically or emotionally, you reach out to them, sometimes even in your dreams.
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146 votes
  • Pop
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Bansuri
  • Tin whistle
  • Traverse flute
  • Kazakhstan
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
3:59
TSARY NY TANY
When you live in a beautiful place like Madagascar, it nourishes the soul. It's not just a landscape, it's a home that grounds you and eases suffering. Minah Bolimakoa's music nourishes the soul as well! Her uplifting composition and strong, sure voice, combined with Sandro Friedrich's collage of ethnic wind instruments create a sunrise of sound which will make you feel grateful to be alive.
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2543 votes
  • African
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Jaw harp
  • Bansuri
  • Pinkillo
  • Madagascar
  • Switzerland
3:10
Banyan Tree
The banyan tree, also known as the tree of life, is a significant multicultural symbol. Almost wherever it's found, deep meaning is attached to it. It appears in Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and almost every world religion. Buddha is said to have sat under a banyan tree for seven days after he attained enlightenment. It is venerated in India, and in Hinduism it is associated with the fulfillment of wishes. The banyan tree is mentioned in many scriptures as a tree of immortality, and it is truly a cross-cultural link between us all. Our song features the voice of Sharon Ben-Zadok, who adds her own special touch to the banyan tree story, singing in Hebrew as well as English. Backing track: iZaya, Uganda Vocal melody and flutes: Sandro Friedrich, Switzerland Lyrics in English: Kate Northrop, USA/Switzerland Vocals and additional lyrics in Hebrew: Sharon Ben-Zadok, Israel
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19 votes
  • African
  • Electronic
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Jaw harp
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Transverse Flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
  • Uganda
  • United States of America
3:34
TEEDEEVEE x SANDRO FRIEDRICH - BABY OH (THE MASH UP)
Temix Teedeevee, an Afro pop musician and lyricist from the western part of Africa, Nigeria joined forces with Sandro Friedrich A composer and Flutist from Switzerland, to create this collaborative music titled BABY OH, THE MASH UP. This project is a combination of the Afro sound and The American styled flutes.
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12 votes
  • African
  • Dance / EDM
  • Indie Pop
  • Background vocals
  • Bass-baritone
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Flute
  • Nigeria
  • Switzerland
5:21
Lil paradise
Lil paradise est un petit monde imaginaire,jardin secret,petit paradis dans lequel je me retrouve pour composer en toute intimité. Dans ce monde il y a des fleurs,des chutes d'eau,des montagnes,des oiseaux bref...tout le monde à son petit coin où il se retrouve pour être en paix avec lui-même...lil paradise
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21 votes
  • African
  • World
  • Bass
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Kalimba
  • Occorso flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Bass flute
  • Cameroon
  • Switzerland
4:37
Water
In this song, water is a metaphor for the emotional connection between people which can bridge cultures and cross borders. It is also a basic universal human need that we share. Water is a critical natural resource, and in many countries, the lack of it affects predominantly women, who often have to carry it over extremely long distances with great effort. But collecting water also brings women closer together in their shared mission. Featuring the beautiful and powerful voice of Sheryl Gambo.
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15769 votes
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  • African
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • World
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Organ electric
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Gambus
  • Harp
  • Tambura
  • Djembe
  • Dombak
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Congo
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
5:42
Musaik por Tanura
"Musaik por Tanura" is a real meltingpot of different styles and languages, composed by Christian Fotsch: The intro to "Tanura tari Ssassa" was originally composed as film music. The Iraqi dancer Assale Ibrahim later sparked the idea to evolve the song into a Tanura piece (whirling dance). Thus, an expedition through fragments of Armenian, Spanish, Arabian and Roma elements arose. In the lyrical Spanish part "Letra por Martinetes", Miguel develops the narrative of the Indian "Arai", who was born into a wealthy family clan, but who now prefers to live as a poor yet free gitano. In Romanes, Denis then poetically compares the countenance of his fair maiden with the bright shine of the moon. The last, uptempo part of the song explores in Spanish the exciting meanderings of courtship, and how to - finally - win over the heart of the beloved one. Daddou, the Egyptian singer, expresses with her wonderfully ornamented singing unconditional love.
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139 votes
  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Gypsy
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Cumbus
  • Flamenco guitar
  • Darabukka
  • Dombak
  • Duff
  • Duduk
  • Zurna
  • Trumpet
  • DJ setup
  • Armenia
  • Egypt
  • Macedonia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
2:44
The Dance
A fusion of Celtic, African and modern music.
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147 votes
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Harp
  • Santur
  • Sitar
  • Violin
  • Darbuka
  • Djembe
  • Bagpipe
  • Flute
  • Ireland
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
3:42
KAPANGO
'Kapango' is a busy City where everything is made. A man is singing to his mother telling her about life in the city. A very upbeat composition between African grooves and European flutes. When we collaborate over big distances, totally new music can be created!
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35 votes
  • Alternative
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic bass guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Conga
  • Steel drum
  • Occorso flute
  • Pivana
  • Tenor Pivana
  • Kenya
  • Switzerland
7:23
Raqsa
“Raqsa” - is all about dance and love to move with music. Its a complex and energetic piece that united under one “roof” classic, rock, folk and jazz musicians form Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, South Africa and Switzerland. Have a nice ride :-)
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1093 votes
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Rock
  • World
  • Accordion
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Flute
  • Zurna
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Uzbekistan
3:34
TEEDEEVEE x SANDRO FRIEDRICH - BABY OH (THE MASH UP)
Temix Teedeevee, an Afro pop musician and lyricist from the western part of Africa, Nigeria joined forces with Sandro Friedrich A composer and Flutist from Switzerland, to create this collaborative music titled BABY OH, THE MASH UP. This project is a combination of the Afro sound and The American styled flutes.
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6 votes
  • African
  • Dance / EDM
  • Bass-baritone
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Flute
  • Nigeria
  • Switzerland
7:14
Last Creature
It takes four elements to create a human life. God created the soul from fire and air, and then created the body from water and earth. I have illustrated these elements musically, choosing Setar, Flute and Kamanche. I have great appreciation for the beautiful Bass Flute and Pivana performances of the accomplished musician Sandro Friedrich, and also many thanks to Hassan Khodayinia for playing the kamanche so magnificently. I dedicate this music to the world . Music Composition, setar, mix and production: Houman Esmailian Bass Flute, Pivana and co-composition: Sandro Friedrich Hassan Khodayinia: kamanche Amir Hossein Tat : Daf
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35 votes
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • New Age
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Setar
  • Drum machine
  • Duff
  • Shekere
  • Alto flute
  • Bass Nay / Ney
  • Flute
  • Nay / Ney
  • Iran
  • Switzerland
9:11
Cocoons Fly
Houman writes: The piece “Cocoons Fly” is a metaphor for the liberation of human beings from their inner and outer imprisonment. I hope everyone will be able to feel the inner freedom when hearing this music. I have great appreciation for the beautiful duduk and bansuri performances of the accomplished musician Sandro Friedrich, and also many thanks to Hassan Khodayinia for playing the kamanche so magnificently. I dedicate this music to the world and to the excellent artists of BEYONDMUSIC . Sandro writes: For two weeks we have been working together and letting the music say more than words. It has been a great experience to work with Houman on this piece which has wonderful depth! _ music Composition, setar, Electronic, mix and production: Houman Esmailian. _ Duduk, bansuri: Sandro Friedrich. _ Hassan Khodayinia: kamanche.
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87 votes
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • New Age
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Piano
  • Setar
  • Drum machine
  • Bansuri
  • Duduk
  • Iran
  • Switzerland
3:20
China Town
Who doesn’t dream of world peace? This is our dream about what can happen when cultures unite musically across distant borders. “China Town” is a synthesis of western electronic instruments and Chinese flutes, all rolled up into a spicy spring roll of intercultural sound.
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4 votes
  • Dance / EDM
  • World
  • Jaw harp
  • Dizi
  • Switzerland
  • Uganda
6:58
FunkyLami
Based on an Iraqi Maqam called Lami, this piece has the elements of Funk, Jazz, and Iraqi Makam. That work is empowered by using a floating bridge Iraqi style Oud, playing a long the funky rhythm. The Flute, played by Sandro, beautifully blends with the Oud creating a passionate "dance" on the funky rhythm of Michael and the warm, artistic and elegant bass line played by Osmar. Adding to that, an improvised vocal "Mawal" singing an ancient love poem.
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7785 votes
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  • Arabic
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Peru
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
4:07
Searching for the Pitch No.1
The piece "Searching for the Pitch No.1" is built on Iraqi Folk Music / Religious Ritual Genre of Singing. It is being vocalized and recomposed by Ali Asaad (main chant and choir-like vocals). This uploaded track is a collaboration with the Russian Swiss-based composer Sasha (Alexander) Shlain who I have met on Beyond platform, and we started discussing and shaping our project together, and also with the Swiss composer and multi wind-instrumentalist Sandro Friedrich. The track includes Sasha Shalin's collaboration as arranger in the electronic accompaniment, as well as the own-improvised recorded solo of Duduk played by Sandro Friedrich. This will show how we are working on the material, and it is surely not a final result of every composition I am submitting (compositionally and for studio-related conditions).
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543 votes
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Duduk
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ukraine
4:04
The 11th Hour
When I browsed the different participants in Beyond Music, I liked Sasha's musical background right away: Such an interesting blend of different cultures and skills! It is reflected in this track which is unconventional yet very groove-centered, including allusions to many different cultures and styles! In this track I play bass flute, traverse flute and Jew's harps.
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533 votes
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Synthesizer
  • Jaw harp
  • Bass traverse flute
  • Transverse Flute
  • Traverse flute
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
3:08
Mountains of Men - Elly Kellner and Sandro Friedrich
Elly: When I heard Sandro's music on his profile I immediately could hear these beautiful sounds on this song. I was delighted that Sandro wanted to add his Bansuri flute to it. If we got the chance to re-record this we would make the song longer with more instrumental space for the Bansuri melodies.
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22 votes
  • Alternative
  • Easy Listening
  • Background vocals
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland