Tag Archives: JourneySongs

JourneySong: The Vagabond by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Feature - Saturday, 8 October 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: The Vagabond by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Here’s a classical music composition by noted English composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams called ‘The Vagabond”. The song is part of a song cycle called Songs of Travel. It’s performed by tenor Lim Shieh Yih from Singapore and Dr. Pei Chi Hong from Taiwan on the piano. Give to me the life I love,…

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JourneySong: Take Me to the Philippines by The Black-Eyed Peas

Feature - Monday, 4 July 2011 - 1 Comment

JourneySong: Take Me to the Philippines by The Black-Eyed Peas

A number of the GoAbroad crew is in the Philippines during July. It’s one of our favorite places. So we’re celebrating with a great song about a great country! I’ll take you to the Philippines (Whoa) I’ll take you to the Philippines (Hey) I’ll take you to the Philippines (Take…

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JourneySong: To Be Gone by Anna Ternheim

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JourneySong: To Be Gone by Anna Ternheim

Anna Ternheim is a Swedish singer-songwriter who performs in English. We can really relate to her lyrics for her song “To Be Gone”. She expresses emotions that many feel when we travel – or want to travel. Leave the body leave the mind Leave the body leave the mind Every…

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2011 GoAbroad Innovation Awards Student Video Finalist: A Beijing Love Song

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2011 GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalist: Student Video

We’re pleased to announce one of the 2011 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists in the category of Innovative Student Video. We received many wonderful nominations and the selection committee has chosen the finalists. Each day this week, we will be featuring one of the Student Video finalists. UPDATE: The finalists have been chosen…

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JourneySong: Wherever I May Roam by Metallica

Feature - Sunday, 24 April 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: Wherever I May Roam by Metallica

The song is written by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich — who is originally from Denmark. This video is from a concert that Metallica did with the San Francisco Symphony — a blending of heavy metal and classical music! I really like the symphonic — grand — quality of the…

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JourneySong: Spanish Caravan by The Doors

Feature - Sunday, 17 April 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: Spanish Caravan by The Doors

“Spanish Caravan” is a song by The Doors from the album Waiting for the Sun released in 1968. Its basic flamenco track is an established form of flamenco music known as Granadinas. The beginning riff was taken from Asturias (Leyenda), a classical piece of music by a Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909). It also borrows a…

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JourneySong: Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills and Nash

Feature - Sunday, 10 April 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills and Nash

Today’s JourneySong is “Marrakesh Express“, made famous by Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young). This performance is one done by Crosby and Nash without Stills (or Young) on a BBC television program. While in Morocco, Nash took on a trip on a train called The Marrakesh Express from Marrakesh to Casablanca in…

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JourneySong: I’ve Been Everywhere by Hank Snow

Feature - Sunday, 3 April 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: I’ve Been Everywhere by Hank Snow

Lots of folks know the Johnny Cash version of “I’ve Been Everywhere“, but this one by Hank Snow is a keeper. And I love the video — with a picture for every place named in the song! It’s an ultimate road song, that’s for sure. And while he may not…

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JourneySong: African Skies by Paul Simon

Feature - Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: African Skies by Paul Simon

The song “African Skies” was written by Paul Simon. This video is of a performance of the song that Simon did with the internationally famous singer Miriam Mekeba (affectionally known as “Mama Africa”) at one of the Graceland concerts in Harare, Zimbabwe. Makeba, who was born in South Africa to a Swazi…

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JourneySong: Along The Road by Dan Fogelberg

Feature - Sunday, 20 March 2011 - 0 Comments

JourneySong: Along The Road by Dan Fogelberg

Today I’m sharing one of my personal JourneySongs. It’s by Dan Fogelberg, a singer-songwriter from the United States. This version is sung by Susan Ashton, Christine Dente, and Margaret Becker on the album of the same name. For me, the lyrics — especially the first verse — encapsulate not just the experience…

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