Friday, December 21, 2012

25 Days of Holiday Music: Day 21

Well, we're still here. Of course, I never had any doubt about that (but that's because I knew about the calendar upgrade).

In yesterday's musical offering, I provided some information about the Winter Solstice and the start of Yuletide. So, today, I leave you with those references and focus on celebrating the Solstice. And what better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the Sun than with some music by the Paul Winter Consort?

For over three decades, saxophonist Paul Winter has participated in an annual holiday celebration of Music, Dance, and the Return of the Sun. His band, the Paul Winter Consort, blends jazz and world music while performing with dancers and musicians from cultures the world over. Today's song, "Tomorrow is My Dancing Day," features the dancers and drummers of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre as well as many other guest artists. This video includes footage from previous celebrations and was used to promote the 30th Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City (December 2010). If you like today's holiday tune, you can download it as part of the 2012 Winter Solstice Collection -- it is a free download of the full 10-track album from Paul Winter.

If you like my music posts, please consider giving me +K in Music on @klout. And, please, do check out the other entries in my 25 Days of Holiday Music series!

Related: 25 Days of Holiday Music: Day 20 ("What Night Is This?")

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