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Stéphane Kerecki e il Questionario di Proust

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Il tratto principale della mia musica È molto difficile rispondere a questa domanda, ma idealmente mi piacerebbe che fosse: l'equilibrio. Tra scrittura e improvvisazione, tra sequenze con e senza tempo, tra armonia e atonalità, e infine l'equilibrio tra i diversi musicisti del gruppo. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mike DeiCont: DeiCont | Philips Collective

Read "DeiCont | Philips Collective" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Mike DeiCont and Allison Philips are the kind of players who don't want to just give you something unusual to listen to, but hopefully take you on a trip as well. It's unclear exactly where--probably to them as well as you--since the results are in territory so abstract it's off the map. Sometimes it's not even ...

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu

Read "Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

These days the genre of desert blues boasts one of the most vibrant music movements around the world. The bands and musicians that are part of this genre come from an area that is spread across Western Africa that stretches from Mali to Libya gathering people of various ethnic groups. Artists such as Tinariwen, Terakaft, Boubakar ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sainkho Namtchylak: Like a Bird or Spirit, not a Face

Read "Like a Bird or Spirit, not a Face" reviewed by John Eyles

It is not easy to find a definitive discography of Sainkho Namtchylak's album releases, partly because of subtle variations in the spelling of her name and also because she has appeared on quite a few compilation albums. However, according to Namtchylak herself, this release brings the total number to over fifty. Despite the considerable ripples that ...

Tinariwen: Emmaar and Inside/Outside: The Joshua Tree Sessions

Read "Tinariwen: Emmaar and Inside/Outside: The Joshua Tree Sessions" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Emmaar Anti- 2014 In African culture music is not “leisure" activity, but part of the daily fabric of life. Ritual of almost any sort--whether manual labor, religion or the dramatic arts--is especially associated with music. That is one of the reasons why African music has so much magic in it. And ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tinariwen at Mali Fest

Read "Tinariwen at Mali Fest" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Tinariwen Nourse Theater Mali Fest San Francisco April 19, 2014 “A divided people will never reach its goal It will never cultivate an acacia tree with beautiful leaves A divided people will lose its way Each part of it will become an enemy in itself"--Toumast ("The People")

NEWS: RECORDING

Six Degrees Announces the Egyptian Project, "Ya Amar"

Six Degrees Announces the Egyptian Project,  "Ya Amar"

With all the news that’s been coming out of Egypt over the last year, it’s surprising that more music has not been circulating. Years before the terms ‘Arab Spring’ was coined, French producer Jérôme Ettinger devoted himself to exploring, preserving and spreading the sound of the North African country he fell in love with. Assembling world-class ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Terakaft & the Desert Blues

Old-school rock rebels and musical elders from the desert. Terakaft brings together the raw sounds of minimal indie guitar rock and the swaying pulse of Saharan journeys. They harness the energy of flirtatious midnight songs and the gravitas of respected advisors calling for peace and unity. Tuareg guitar warriors, Terakaft keeps alive the musical spirit honed ...


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