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Aleka Potinga

Aleka is a Romanian vocalist, cellist, composer and lyricist who lives in Dublin, Ireland. She has spent 20 years studying music, years that gave her a Bachelor of Arts in cello performance with the highest distinction, at the National University of Music Bucharest, and a B.A in Vocal Jazz performance, graduated with First Class Honors Degree in Dublin, Newpark Music Centre.  She is grateful to all the workshops, masterclasses and courses she has attended and to all her teachers like Ronan Guilfoyle, Phil Ware, Amy London, Winand Gabor, Luiza Zan, Sorin Romanescu, Mircea Tiberian, Diana Ketler, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Razvan Popovici, Bernhard Naoki Hedenborg, Adrian Mantu, Razvan Suma, Marin Cazacu and many others

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Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3" reviewed by James Fleming

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Various Bands Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 6, 2018 On Saturday morning in The Mick Lally Theatre's lobby, Galway Jazz Festival's Pop Up Record Shop sold the works and wares of the festival's many ...

Aleka

Label: EM Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Breeze; River Man; Samah; Song.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aleka Potinga: Aleka

Read "Aleka" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Aleka is the eponymous debut EP--and stage-name--of Alexandra-Ioana Potinga, a Romanian jazz vocalist and cellist based in Dublin. Aleka performs in several bands, as vocalist in Tommy Halferty's Camus Jazz and as cellist/backing vocalist with Ruba Shamshoum. This outing features her working band at time of recording (bassist Barry Donohue has since replaced Kevin Higgins) on ...

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Ruba Shamshoum: Shamat

Read "Shamat" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though a graduate of Dublin's Newpark Music Centre in jazz performance, Ruba Shamshoum's delightful debut CD doesn't fall neatly into any particular category. What does these days? The Palestinian-born, Dublin-based singer infuses elements of jazz with her Middle Eastern roots on these nine originals, ably backed by some of the country's finest musicians, who straddle the ...


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