Posts tagged “flute

Ready for Some Neanderthal Rock? Hear World’s Oldest Instrument (43,000 y.o.)

The haunting music you hear above comes from a 43,000 year old Neanderthal bone flute. That’s right, I said ‘bone’ flute. It is believed that this instrument was made from the bone of a bear. Is that metal or what? The flute itself was found in a cave in Western Slovenia in 1995. There was a great debate over whether the holes in the bone were intentionally made or not. In 2009 this was finally resolved. A clay replica of the artifact was made, and it was verified that it indeed was made for a singular purpose – for Neanderthals to rock out with cave bears as if they were in some kind of early Led Zeppelin tribute band.

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Sava – Wylde Hunt

Genre: Medieval, Folk Music.

Location: Artists are from Germany.

About: The impressive musicians in this band seem to have a wide and worldly scope of musical training. The violinist, Thomas, studied folk music in Ireland and Sweden. The drummer, Benjamin, studied in India. Four out of the five musicians in this band are approved ensemble directors. With that aside, this is some intense bagpipe and flute action that you can definitely rock out to.

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