Content by tag "Boi Akih"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

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Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 20-July 1, 2013
Having made the decision, in 2012, to broaden its stylistic purview to include not only music on the periphery of jazz, but artists with no real connection to the founding raison d'être of the festival, the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival continued to bring extracurricular music ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2012

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9th Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Hotel
Penang, Malaysia
November 29--December 2, 2012

From pickup at the airport at 10.30pm to personal send-off five days later at 4.00am, Paul Augustin, the Director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival, is what you could call the perfect host. It's this personal touch--instilled in the festival staff's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Boi Akih: Circles in a Square Society

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The soul of Boi Akih--a duo, sextet, and all configurations in between-- is Monica Akihary's soulful voice and guitarist Niels Brouwer's jazz/world-inflected acoustic guitar. Boi Akih has always experimented; Lagu Lagu (Bromo, 2005)--an exquisite meeting between jazz, blues and Indonesian folk--was sung in the almost extinct Haruku language of Akihary's ancestors. With Indian percussionist Sandip Bhattcharya, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012 Program Complete

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012 Program Complete

During the second Dutch Jazz & World Meeting, which takes place October 5 & 6, 2012 in Amsterdam, 26 prominent jazz and world music acts from the Netherlands will present themselves to both national as well as international music professionals. Music Center the Netherlands announced the complete line-up of the showcases. On Friday October 5 and Saturday October ...