il Troubadore, known on the planet Qo'noS as bomwI'pu'
has been performing tlhIngan QoQ (Klingon music) live since 2009.
il Troubadore's mission is to record and perform all existing songs in the complete
musical oeuvre of the Klingon Empire. Everything from the grand ghe'naQ
nIt to the vernacular may' bom and HIvje' bom will be
able to be heard and appreciated by Terran audiences throughout the planet
During their travels through space (and time) il Troubadore have managed to also learn
a number of songs from many alien races throughout the multiverse including tunes in the
tongues of the Ewoks and the languages Huttese, Fremen, Vulcan, Tenctonese and Shyriiwook.
Also, the group have managd to pick quickly learn tunes in dozens of langauges on the planet
in May 2004, Il Troubadore
was conceived first as a variety band designed for private parties and
small venues. The name was chosen to reflect the early material - which
included several Italian Bel Canto, operatic arias, and Irish and
Scottish folk tunes. Robert Bruce Scott, a classically trained vocalist
plays mandolin, Celtic harp and classical guitar. Jon Silpayamanant
exercises his classical-training on the cello and also contributes to
the singing. In 2007, Paul Radecki added his dumbek talents to the
ensemble. Wendi Wampler (aka Amirah) is il Troubadore's resident
bellydance as well as adding her clarinet skills to the mix.
The band quickly adapted to playing in larger clubs, adding rock,
country, disco, jazz and folk covers from a broad variety of cultures
as well as strong original material that blends heavy metal, classical
and world music influences. Their Middle Eastern flair attracted
attention from Midwest's rapidly growing belly dance community. Now,
local and regional dancers and musicians accompany il Troubadore at
many of their appearances.
With a growing list of over 700 songs from over 60 countries and in 37
langugages at their command, with styles that range from most
euro-american pop genres (e.g. Heavy Metal, Disco, Country, and Rock);
to world music folk (e.g. Irish, Scottish, Albanian, Bhangra); to Asian
film and dance-drama music (e.g. India Bollywood, Chinese, Thai); to
western art music (e.g. Italian bel canto, Classical, Jazz). The
quartet is constantly adding new songs to their set lists, with
premieres happening on an almost weekly basis.
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