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ARFANA , Short stories from Anatolia…

ARFANA

Short stories from Anatolia…

Cenk Güray

 

Jazz and folk music are two genres that carry a great amount of similarities in between. The characteristic of ‘spontaneous composition’ is the concept that is lying beneath both of these musical styles. Folk music is produced depending on the common melodic and rhythmic structures that has been transmitted for centuries through the memories of the people living in the same cultural borders; whereas jazz – having its roots in the African-American-European folk music – built her own tradition on a memory shaped by a specific harmonic-rhythmic-melodic form of musical creation.

Anatolian folk music depends on one of the world’s oldest sound civilizations, having its roots in the musical cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Middle East, Ancient Central Asia, Hittite, Phrygia, Rome, Byzantine, Selchuk and Ottoman lands and people and thus travelling back to 3000 years B.C.. The Turkish-Anatolian folk music stands as a very delightful combination of the multi-cultural characteristic of Turkey unified with the rural and urban life experiences of Anatolian people. This historical depth and cultural variety introduces a very complex musical background for this music, unified with a high aesthetic view and a profound sense of eternal love directed to the nature and the human beings.  

Remembering that the Turkish folk songs have been carrying the true life stories of Anatolian people to the current time, Arfana seems to unify these stories with the jazz-influenced musical dreams in the minds of the talented musicians of the band performed in the CD.

It is very interesting that the uniqueness of the CD does not lie in the idea of the combination of jazz with Turkish folk music – which has been experienced many times, not in the repertoire, and even not in the instrumental combination. The unique and the unexpected sound in the CD directly arouse from a virtue of arrangements, thanks to Kaan Bıyıkoğlu. This CD seems to be one of the few occurrences that we face a folk-jazz CD in Turkey which is not trapped in a narrow corridor of circular harmonics altered from classical combinations directing the musicians to a monotonous atmosphere of melody improvisation over a repeating cycle of sounds. Both in rhythmic and melodic terms, the arrangements compel all the musicians to a more complex challenge for melodic creation; both creating a form that is being rhythmically supported from the Afro-American history of jazz and traditional sense of jazz harmony combined with modal contrapoint embellishing the traditional melodies in a sensitive way.

The musical team works in a perfect harmony all within the recording. Kaan Bıyıkoğlu lets us to hear the footsteps of an elegant piano-master bringing a new breath to narrowing European jazz scene. İsmet Aydın, creates a balance between the folk music and jazz with his clear intonation and catchy style. For sure, Elif Canfeza Gündüz is an upcoming brilliance in classical kemenche performance scene in Turkey. Matthew Hall and Ekin Cengizkan are the two heroes that are bringing the complex arrangement idea of Kaan Bıyıkoğlu to the current-audible life with their compact sound and impressive rhythmic variability. Serhan Erkol, with his pure alto sax tone, performs effectively as a soloist and accompanier in four pieces with his pure sound, rhythmic flexibility and functional improvisations.

By opening a corridor between the memories of the jazz world and old stories of the people lived in Anatolian land, Arfana is laying the stones to carry the sounds of old Anatolia to the mind of the European Jazz scene which already feels the need of a memory refreshment. An exhilarative fusion and a promising experience is waiting in front of us. Thanks to all the musicians, the successful sound engineers and the producers.  

  

      

 

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ARFANA , Short stories from Anatolia…

ARFANA

Short stories from Anatolia…

Cenk Güray

 

Jazz and folk music are two genres that carry a great amount of similarities in between. The characteristic of ‘spontaneous composition’ is the concept that is lying beneath both of these musical styles. Folk music is produced depending on the common melodic and rhythmic structures that has been transmitted for centuries through the memories of the people living in the same cultural borders; whereas jazz – having its roots in the African-American-European folk music – built her own tradition on a memory shaped by a specific harmonic-rhythmic-melodic form of musical creation.

Anatolian folk music depends on one of the world’s oldest sound civilizations, having its roots in the musical cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Middle East, Ancient Central Asia, Hittite, Phrygia, Rome, Byzantine, Selchuk and Ottoman lands and people and thus travelling back to 3000 years B.C.. The Turkish-Anatolian folk music stands as a very delightful combination of the multi-cultural characteristic of Turkey unified with the rural and urban life experiences of Anatolian people. This historical depth and cultural variety introduces a very complex musical background for this music, unified with a high aesthetic view and a profound sense of eternal love directed to the nature and the human beings.  

Remembering that the Turkish folk songs have been carrying the true life stories of Anatolian people to the current time, Arfana seems to unify these stories with the jazz-influenced musical dreams in the minds of the talented musicians of the band performed in the CD.

It is very interesting that the uniqueness of the CD does not lie in the idea of the combination of jazz with Turkish folk music – which has been experienced many times, not in the repertoire, and even not in the instrumental combination. The unique and the unexpected sound in the CD directly arouse from a virtue of arrangements, thanks to Kaan Bıyıkoğlu. This CD seems to be one of the few occurrences that we face a folk-jazz CD in Turkey which is not trapped in a narrow corridor of circular harmonics altered from classical combinations directing the musicians to a monotonous atmosphere of melody improvisation over a repeating cycle of sounds. Both in rhythmic and melodic terms, the arrangements compel all the musicians to a more complex challenge for melodic creation; both creating a form that is being rhythmically supported from the Afro-American history of jazz and traditional sense of jazz harmony combined with modal contrapoint embellishing the traditional melodies in a sensitive way.

The musical team works in a perfect harmony all within the recording. Kaan Bıyıkoğlu lets us to hear the footsteps of an elegant piano-master bringing a new breath to narrowing European jazz scene. İsmet Aydın, creates a balance between the folk music and jazz with his clear intonation and catchy style. For sure, Elif Canfeza Gündüz is an upcoming brilliance in classical kemenche performance scene in Turkey. Matthew Hall and Ekin Cengizkan are the two heroes that are bringing the complex arrangement idea of Kaan Bıyıkoğlu to the current-audible life with their compact sound and impressive rhythmic variability. Serhan Erkol, with his pure alto sax tone, performs effectively as a soloist and accompanier in four pieces with his pure sound, rhythmic flexibility and functional improvisations.

By opening a corridor between the memories of the jazz world and old stories of the people lived in Anatolian land, Arfana is laying the stones to carry the sounds of old Anatolia to the mind of the European Jazz scene which already feels the need of a memory refreshment. An exhilarative fusion and a promising experience is waiting in front of us. Thanks to all the musicians, the successful sound engineers and the producers.  

  

      

 

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ARFANA

Short stories from Anatolia…

Cenk Güray

 

Jazz and folk music are two genres that carry a great amount of similarities in between. The characteristic of ‘spontaneous composition’ is the concept that is lying beneath both of these musical styles. Folk music is produced depending on the common melodic and rhythmic structures that has been transmitted for centuries through the memories of the people living in the same cultural borders; whereas jazz – having its roots in the African-American-European folk music – built her own tradition on a memory shaped by a specific harmonic-rhythmic-melodic form of musical creation.

Anatolian folk music depends on one of the world’s oldest sound civilizations, having its roots in the musical cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Middle East, Ancient Central Asia, Hittite, Phrygia, Rome, Byzantine, Selchuk and Ottoman lands and people and thus travelling back to 3000 years B.C.. The Turkish-Anatolian folk music stands as a very delightful combination of the multi-cultural characteristic of Turkey unified with the rural and urban life experiences of Anatolian people. This historical depth and cultural variety introduces a very complex musical background for this music, unified with a high aesthetic view and a profound sense of eternal love directed to the nature and the human beings.  

Remembering that the Turkish folk songs have been carrying the true life stories of Anatolian people to the current time, Arfana seems to unify these stories with the jazz-influenced musical dreams in the minds of the talented musicians of the band performed in the CD.

It is very interesting that the uniqueness of the CD does not lie in the idea of the combination of jazz with Turkish folk music – which has been experienced many times, not in the repertoire, and even not in the instrumental combination. The unique and the unexpected sound in the CD directly arouse from a virtue of arrangements, thanks to Kaan Bıyıkoğlu. This CD seems to be one of the few occurrences that we face a folk-jazz CD in Turkey which is not trapped in a narrow corridor of circular harmonics altered from classical combinations directing the musicians to a monotonous atmosphere of melody improvisation over a repeating cycle of sounds. Both in rhythmic and melodic terms, the arrangements compel all the musicians to a more complex challenge for melodic creation; both creating a form that is being rhythmically supported from the Afro-American history of jazz and traditional sense of jazz harmony combined with modal contrapoint embellishing the traditional melodies in a sensitive way.

The musical team works in a perfect harmony all within the recording. Kaan Bıyıkoğlu lets us to hear the footsteps of an elegant piano-master bringing a new breath to narrowing European jazz scene. İsmet Aydın, creates a balance between the folk music and jazz with his clear intonation and catchy style. For sure, Elif Canfeza Gündüz is an upcoming brilliance in classical kemenche performance scene in Turkey. Matthew Hall and Ekin Cengizkan are the two heroes that are bringing the complex arrangement idea of Kaan Bıyıkoğlu to the current-audible life with their compact sound and impressive rhythmic variability. Serhan Erkol, with his pure alto sax tone, performs effectively as a soloist and accompanier in four pieces with his pure sound, rhythmic flexibility and functional improvisations.

By opening a corridor between the memories of the jazz world and old stories of the people lived in Anatolian land, Arfana is laying the stones to carry the sounds of old Anatolia to the mind of the European Jazz scene which already feels the need of a memory refreshment. An exhilarative fusion and a promising experience is waiting in front of us. Thanks to all the musicians, the successful sound engineers and the producers.  

  

      

 

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Lucie Périer - French flute player releases debut album with breton band Trio Tarare

Born to a musical family deeply rooted in Irish culture and traditions, French flute player Lucie Périer has toured with bands Les Round'Baleurs and Trio Tarare for over a decade and has just released a debut album with breton band Trio Tarare (fest noz).

After touring for 10 years, breton band Trio Tarare has just released their debut album " Ventouere". An album featuring mostly new compositions by the three musicians Nicolas Gicquel (clarinet, whistles), Manon Gicquel (accordion), Lucie Périer (concert flute). Their music is textured, delicate, sensitive and definitely made for dancing. The repertoire of the trio compiles a wide range of breton dances, but also some fine Irish tunes with the set called "Road to Ballyferriter". This set opens with a march composed by Nicolas Gicquel then goes into polkas and a reel. It clearly shows the great influence Irish music has had on the three of them and their playing.

Fusion and emotion, tunes are played right from the heart.

Find out more about Trio Tarare

Website : tararetrio.jimdo.com

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Tunes In The Kitchen

Lucie has also released a series of videos called "Tunes In The Kitchen', playing tunes in her kitchen in Brittany or in  friends' and relatives' kitchens before finding a new home in New Caledonia in a couple of months, a place where, the word has it, Irish music is thriving...!

More music by Lucie Périer on Soundcloud

 

 

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Tapestry - Release statement

Nava’, a Persian/Irish ensemble, launch their debut album

Tapestry’ 

Navá is a groundbreaking group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of folk/bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe.

Their debut album, ‘Tapestry’ was recorded at Hellfire Studios, an intimate studio in the Dublin Mountains, overseen by Adrian Hart (I Draw Slow, Yurodny) and Tony Byrne (Julie Fowlis, Danù), with support from the Arts Council of Ireland. The album charts a unique sonic landscape, weaving material from the Irish and Persian traditions into a beguiling tapestry of sound, treating listeners to a joyous exploration of the connection between two venerable musical cultures.

The material ranges from an Irish/Iranian medley ‘The Rolling Wave/Chahar Mezrab’ through mesmerizing original tunes such as ‘Hess’ and 'The Semuta Jig’ via a bluegrass breakdown entitled ‘Magic Box’ through to the epic finale of ‘The Persian Connection’.

 The band, formed in late 2015, honed their sound through performances at Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Imbolc Festival (supporting Sharon Shannon) Kaleidoscope Night, the ‘Listen At’ concert series, IMC’s ‘Hotter Than July’ Festival, and The Chester Beatty Library.

 Late 2017 sees them launching their album as part of the ‘Tradition Now’ Concert Series at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with a performance at 6pm on Friday 6th October.

 www.navatheband.com

 

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Transcendencia

Transcendencia, the debut album from expert Flamenco guitarist, Holly Blazina, is a testament to modern influences combined with care and respect for the tradition. To maintain authenticity, Holly prepared for this album by immersing herself in the Flamenco culture and workshopping her original compositions with master Señor Paco Fernandez in Seville, Spain. The compositions and arrangements on Transcendencia explore the full expressive capacity of the nylon-stringed guitar while bringing in modern elements not traditionally found in Flamenco, such as saxophone, violin, piano and santur (Persian dulcimer). With palmas, percussion and vocals associated with the genre, Transcendencia brings Flamenco into the wider musical community to see it flourish.

“… an extension of the flamenco musical style with an added dimension, and it’s very effective.”

Terry Robins - The Whole Note

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The album is available now. 

CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/hollyblazina

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/transcendencia/id1275773586

 

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On Friendship and Composing

One of my good friends maintains that a musician’s relationship to their art is very much like any other relationship; it takes time, care and attention, it has its own dynamic and needs nourishment. I agree! Like any other encounter with a friend or lover, every time I write a piece the experience is different.

Sometimes two friends spontaneously meet and have a 20-minute conversation in the grocery store (guilty!). It’s rare anymore that the two decide in that moment to share a coffee, but I have been known to abandon my plans and spend the afternoon noodling around with some unanticipated passages when the Muse appears.

Sometimes a person comes to mind, so you find a moment to pick up the phone in hopes that the time is right for them, too. If so, two hours can pass in an instant and then you feel satisfied that all is right, even if all the world’s problems are not solved. Sometimes you can play ‘phone tag’ with the Muse for some time before you’re able to connect…

Last year I planned a show with dancers and knew which forms they’d be performing well in advance. When I arrived for rehearsal the day before the show, I felt like one of Santa’s elves as I gifted each dancer with a falseta (musical component) for their dance, written just for them.

For me, friendship is an extension of the way I study life – discourse and example help to clarify a view or better understand of an aspect of things. So, too, is my ongoing study of flamenco, which often culminates in a new piece. When I’m intending to write a full piece in a specific palo (flamenco sub-genre), it often starts with a playlist and a road trip or a glass of wine with a flamenco buddy. It might then move to learning some traditional material to play in dance class with my students. Eventually, it has been worked and reworked until something original appears – yet it still references the tradition.

Have you ever had a friend you don’t see for long periods of time but the moment you’re together it’s as if you were never apart? Some compositions have been like that for me. They come together over a period of years, yet they somehow manage to be fully integrated. Others are like love affairs – intense and consuming, and then they’re done.

One of the pieces on Transcendencia was written over a 12-day artist retreat at an ashram (a yogic spiritual centre). I was given a private cabin overlooking the lake with a mandate to finish & perform the piece within the allotted time. I arrived having done all the preparatory work and the Muse delivered with more than enough material to appropriately fit on one recorded track, plus some extra material to accompany a dance.

Like any friendship, I need to uphold my end. If the Muse calls and I don’t pick up, of course nothing will happen and eventually, it will stop calling. On the other hand, if I remain open, available and without expectation or agenda, the relationship is always productive.

 

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Believe Music Representing VIP Ent in Bostwana

Bostwana has long been where it’s at, and
right now the music scene is flourishing
every which way. Bee represents a
vital sound from Africa's most
dangerous streets — one that, 
like Mostwako, is deeply affected by all the
violence but never weighed down by it.
His poetic lyrics might move you to tears,
but the hope that cuts through them will
make it feel okay to smile when you’re
done. His music feeds off the influence of
his Zim
upbringing, making his music sound the
least Zimbabwean, so to speak, of maybe all
his contemporaries. But it’s that difference
 that might just put him ahead

 

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THE RE-EXPLORE

Silaji Daniel-Omar Saidi is 
releasing his 4th song called I 
WILL SPEAK on the 9th of 
December 2017. You have to 
here this one, so be available on
 the 19th of December to receive
 it on a link which will be provided 
on the same day or on 
WhatsApp. The song will be
 supported by "THE RE-EXPLORE"
 expedition which is start later in 2018.

 

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Ali Hugo inks EP release deal with Mirage Records

 

Breaking News:-

Ali Hugo has inked an EP release deal with Mirage Records, a Canadian based indie record label.

 

https://alihugotimemachine.wordpress.com/mirage-records/

 

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StarJay and Ella Dessy Refix Dropping Soon

Zim Native Jason Millz populary
 known as StarJay has announced
 that he has a new record 
"coming out very soon". The new
 record will be a cover featuring
 Nigerian most popular female
 singer Ella Dessy.This new
 coming record is a special 
dedication to Star's mom and the 
song title is " Every Woman".

 

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START LOCAL BEFORE GLOBAL

Nicole Beachy “Conquer your own territory before
you set out for bigger pastures. As a label and
management company I get a lot of emails
asking me to check out a band that is on the
other side of the world and who are not yet
even headlining our touring in their own
country. You need to make waves in your own
region before the expense and work it takes to
break a band over here is even a possible
consideration. Grow locally and expand first.
Don’t get caught up in trying to keep up with
other bands you might see touring outside of
your territory - this isn’t a race or competition
patience, hard work and truly being a great
live band every time you play will end up in
those airplane tickets becoming a reality.”
Owner & Manager, VIP ENTERTAINMENT

 

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Ammara Brown- Ammartia- Album Launch

After a lengthy sharpening process,
songstress Ammara Brown believes she
has finally struck the right chord and is
ready to take her position as the queen in
the male-dominated local music industry
with her maiden album set for release on
November 10.
By Kennedy Nyavaya
The potential make-or-break project
contains 14 songs, but that is hardly the
catch as contemporary music followers
would agree Ammara has sought the
crème de la crème of pop producers in the
land.
The list of heavyweights behind the album
titled Ammartia includes the likes of Simba
Tagz, Mr Kamera, Oskid and DJ Tamuka,
among others.
“I’m releasing the album because my
sound has come full circle. It’s ready,”
Ammara told The Standard Style.
With rising expectations, the National Arts
Merit Awards (Nama) Outstanding Female
Artist of the Year admits the struggle for
survival in the music industry is twice as
hard for females and requires a strong
soul to defy the “societal complexity”.
“Women have an uphill battle and frankly,
it’s not coming to an end any time soon,”
she said, adding that it is “beyond the
industry”.

 

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V-S-R STUDIO

(VIP STARS RECORDS)


-WHO WE ARE-

We are a music production
 company and recording studio.
 We are passionate about audio
 engineering and music
 production.

-OUR MISSION-

We bring out the best in our 
clients, by inspiring them to be 
original and to help shape their
 music into something that is truly 
world class.

-WHAT WE DO-

We provide all studio related
 services that you would expect at
 a world class recording studio.
 Recording, mixing, mastering and
 production.

-WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS-

Our clients come from different
 backgrounds and musical 
genre's. They know that they can
 always expect our full
 commitment on all projects.
V.S.R was started as a project
 studio that provides an
 exceptional quality recording and
 mixing service. Our goal is to
 provide musicians, songwriters,
 arrangers and producers with
 cutting-edge recording,
mixing and mastering technology
 with the knowledge to be
 competitive in today’s music
 industry. The studio offers a wide 
array of services and can
 accommodate any type of 
production or project. Our
 specialty is in live instrument and
 vocal tracking, and mixing, with 
full integration into MIDI
 software samplers and 
instruments.

-OUR RECORD LABEL-

VIP MUSIC GROUP is a full-
service digital marketing agency
 for the  music industry. From
 branding, graphic design,
 inbound marketing, social media 
integration, website
 development and maintenance 
to copywriting, targeted PR and
 online management, VIP MUSIC 
GROUP provides leading advice 
and supervision for music brands 
of all sizes We sign artist from diffirent backgrounds and
 musical genres

-OUR DETAILS-

Location - Harare, Borrowdale Helensvale 

Contact:

Ryan Nocs --0774116620

Jason Millz-- 0718580713

Email
millz0185@gmail.com

 

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All About My New Song -Olivia- Dweezy 1 on 1 Interview with  VIP Media

VIP MEDIA: First the Fans would
 like to know who is Dweezy Bwoi
 Wonder. Can you tell us a brief
 introduction about yourself ?


Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: Birth
 name Dylan Michael from
 Bulawayo Zimbabwe ..stage
 name Dweezy Bwoi
 Wonder ,started doing music
 2009 and I'm a AfroPop /Hip Hop
 Artist

VIP MEDIA: When we caught up 
with Mzoe 7 a few months ago,
 he dropped the bomb on us that
 you were working together. How 
did that whole situation come
 together?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: It
 happened like l emailed him my
 AfroPop track that was titled
 "African Girl " he listened to that
 track and it seemed to be a good
 track to him ..he then said let's
 do a collaboration song .then so 
quick we got the producer
 "K'Dollar " to get the beat for
 us ..then boom we recorded the
 track ..so it's under mixing and mastering now .

VIP MEDIA: Can u tell us a brief
 information about your new
 upcoming song?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: My new
 song is titled OLIVIA  .the song is
 all bout whereby a
 guy loves a girl but a girl wants to take a guy
 into a friend zone no matter how
 the guy trys to impress the girl
 with everything ..but the girl
 stands still on friend zone ..Olivia
 is the girl (drop name)

VIP MEDIA: Why did you choose
 the name Olivia ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: Olivia it
 was just a pick name ...dat l jus
 picked and it corresponds easy
 with the chorus ..and no one will 
catch feelings over that 
name ..it's just so unique

VIP MEDIA: What really inspired
 you to collaborate with Mzoe 7 
and lorbee J ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: Mzoe7 is
 a big name in the industry ..he a
 hard worker who is no doubt to 
work with ..it's a blessing to work
 with him just like Nasty C
 collaborating Jay Z so yeah it's 
the same with me and
 Mzoe7 ..then Lorbee is a real
 talented guy who comes with 
hard work

VIP MEDIA: What are the 
expected release dates for the single ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: Set to be
 released on the 20th of 
November

VIP MEDIA: What are you hoping
 For ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: For fans
 appreciation and to hit the 
streets hard with this track to be 
an anthem

VIP MEDIA: Do you have
 anything more we can expect 
from you before the end of the
 year ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder: Yeah I
 have an Extended Play (EP) 
Launch Next Month .

VIP MEDIA: Thank you  very 
much Dweezy Bwoi Wonder, do
 you have any words  to say to
 your fans ?

Dweezy Bwoi Wonder:  I promise
 them nothing but the best out of 
this BEST ON BEST EP...good 
music only

VIP MEDIA: How can fans get in
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PalcoMP3 2017

Friends, I am participate the Palcomp3.com 2017 Award help me by voting as an artist or in the music that you liked. Thank you all.

 

www.palcomp3.com/wilsongois

 

 

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This album is Maya's responce to 6 years of war in her country. It is produced by Grammy awarded sound enjoneer Jerry Boys and the legendary Joe Boyd ( executive producer)

 

Watch the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P5xj8yUMFk 

 

Album launch concert 20th Nov, Rich Mix Sheorditch. 

 

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USA: Eleventh world fusion album by Gino Foti released on Net Dot Music indie label

Bija Mantras of the Seven Chakras - the fourth in a series of conceptual albums in the ethnic fusion, meditation, and spiritual music genres by jazz/world fusion bass guitarist & keyboard player Gino Foti, has been released by Net Dot Music.

 It features two ten-minute guided meditations, five all-instrumental accompaniment tracks (including a timed meditation that can be looped), and pronunciation guides for all the seed sounds/syllables of the seven primary chakras, that when spoken or chanted, can activate and resonate the energy of their associated chakras, to help create balance and harmony in an individual's mind, body, and soul.
http://worldjazznews.blogspot.ca/2017/09/usa-eleventh-world-fusion-album-by-gino.html

 

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The Story Behind Ali Hugo\'s New EP [Time Machine]

In the late 90’s Ali Hugo was attending summer school at Bathurst High, Eglington West; in Ontario Canada. By the end of that summer, Ali had written a bunch of songs that were laying around everywhere in his room at home. Ali understood that success required him to do more than just writing the songs and singing them acapella. Ali wanted to bring his songs to life, so he started researching on a couple of studios in Toronto, but they were all out of his reach. A kid who worked part-time at Ryerson University’s Pizza Pizza outlet, for $7 an hour, could in no way afford to pay those kinds of studio time rates. By a stroke of luck, Ali ended up on the doorsteps of Mitchell Lepidus & David Ashley, owners of “Twice Shy” productions studio. The team of Ali Hugo, David Ashley, and Mitchell Lepidus worked well together because, Hugo had complete autonomy to write, arrange and produce the materials for a professional demo.  David was left with doing the sequencing & programming of the songs, while Mitch played guitars and sang backing vocals. Satisfied with the 10 songs professional Demo and having saved up enough money,  Hugo took this valuable possession  recorded on a DAT  to “Studio 9”; a high profile studio in downtown Toronto , which boasts hosting recording sessions of renowned artists such as “Marc Cohn”, “Alannah Myles” & “The Cranberries”. At “Studio 9”, Hugo digitally mixed the Demo. When the mixing at “studio 9” was completed, Hugo took the Demo to “Punch Media”  where he teamed up with “Martin Lees” for additional mixing & mastering.

After the Demo polishing process was completed, Ali tried hard to get a record deal; but with not much success; Hugo shelved the DATS. Many years later and after a long time-out, Hugo pursued his music career again. This time; as a multi-instrumentalist musician in the easy listening genre. After the success of Hugo’s “New Generation Farahan’ album, Hugo decided to re-master the demo from “back in the day” and release tracks of his earlier recordings. But how do you remaster songs recorded on a DAT? When it came to studios which were set up after Y2K, the same question was always asked of Hugo “what the heck is a DAT?!”

Hugo recognized the importance of digitizing the songs, so it was back to North York Ontario Canada where the engineers at “Digital Treasures”, helped with the “Digitization Process”. Once the songs were digitized, Hugo inputted his developed skills as a sound engineer, to re-master and enhance the sound quality of the songs, using the sophisticated and innovative technology provided by PreSonus. After completing the whole process of time traveling the songs from the 90’s into 2017, Hugo encountered resistance to releasing the songs by HugoProductions Record Label. However, after a long series of debates & negotiations, the team at  HugoProductions Record Label relented to releasing four tracks with the agreement that releasing the tracks would be Hugo’s own endeavor.

Track List:-

1-So Much Love

2-This Love is True

3-You’ll Find Love

4-Sunshine

 

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Ancient Future Times

Ancient Future Times: Future of Ancient Future

November 2017 Issue:

Help Build Our Future: Join a Campaign to Save Music
•Check Out This Video Shedding Light on the Artist's Plight in the Digital Age

Free Library Concert Series Continues After the Fires
•World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort with Arabic Percussion Virtuoso Antoine Lammam or Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar

Guitar Summit at Wu Wei Temple in Fairfax
•Featuring Matthew Montfort (Scalloped Fretboard Guitar) and Teja Gerken (Fingerstyle Guitar)

Beats Book Brings Bang for the Buck
•Sale Celebrates New Audio Guides and Grooves for Gizmos


Help Build Our Future: Join a Campaign to Save Music

YouTube Can Do Better Content Creators Coalition Video

Check Out This Video Shedding Light on the Artist's Plight in the Digital Age

By Matthew Montfort

I'm on the board of directors of the Content Creators Coalition, a nonprofit uniting artists organizing in favor of fair rates for music. We just released two funny new videos referencing Apple's "Hi, I'm a Mac" campaign that take aim at YouTube's tiny compensation for ad-supported streams and its takedown process for unauthorized usage that is basically impossible for artists to use.

But YouTube promptly responded with its own takedown of our inital video post! As Richard Morgan wrote in the New York Post, "While videos of ISIS beheadings somehow slipped past YouTube censors, the video streaming site didn’t have any problems finding a playful ad campaign by some indie musicians — and promptly pulling the plug on it." The video was later restored when it became clear that pulling the video had caused a backlash that was generating negative publicity for YouTube.

What This Means for Ancient Future's World Fusion Music Mission

The videos demonstrate one of the major difficulties Ancient Future has in continuing its mission in the digital age. For emerging artists and those in less mainstream genres, the tech industry's "creative disruption" has "elevated" artists from workers or small businesses to beggars. No doubt you see lots of requests from artists seeking support through tech solicitation hubs such as Kickstarter. Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that I am sadly lacking in my solicitation skills.

Ancient Future has been experiencing a shortfall between the income we need to support our mission and the income that comes in from concerts and recordings. I tried to make up the difference by working non-stop on the computer, but this ended up causing tendon problems. It has come to the point where I can't personally continue to put in all the business hours necessary just to keep Ancient Future going, much less to expand our reach, which is what is necessary to further the mission of world fusion music.

I have come to the conclusion that Ancient Future needs a team of volunteers, benefactors, and superfans in order for world fusion music to reach its potential for social change. Here are some things you can do to help!

Ways to Support Ancient Future in the Digital AgeVolunteer Positions Available

Ancient Future needs a Director of Solicitations, Begging, and Busking to help raise money for activities, apply for grants, and explore starting a non-profit organization to support world fusion music. Other open positions include Concert Circuit Creator (duties include developing a circuit of world fusion friendly presenters and booking concerts), Anti-Social Media Manager (duties include encouraging cross-cultural pro-social responses on the anti-social media without simply enriching said companies at the expense of artists), and Traditional Media Archeologist (duties include searching through the charred remains of the traditional media to locate the whereabouts of current media contacts to maintain our database of world fusion friendly media).

Anyone interested in stepping forward is encouraged to email info@ancient-future.com. The positions could eventually become paid ones once financial support is generated by a genius Director of Solicitations, Begging, and Busking.

Direct Donation to Subsidize Concerts

Like the symphony, Ancient Future's world music rehearsals and performances cannot be supported by ticket sales alone. Yet arts funding has been cut drastically, especially in the USA and in California, and the advancement and indeed survival of the art of music is at stake.

You can help support Ancient Future's local San Francisco Bay Area concert season, or with a big enough donation, provide seed money to get Ancient Future to perform in your local area. Contributions can be made online or via check payable to "Ancient Future" sent to:

Ancient Future
PO Box 264
Kentfield, CA 94914-0264

Contributions are not currently tax deductible because Ancient Future is not registered as a 501(c) nonprofit organization. But hopefully Ancient Future's next Director of Solictations, Begging, and Busking (you?) can rectify that.

Donate to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings

Photo of Bui Huu Nhut Recording A.F.A.R.Photo of Abbos Kosimov Recording A.F.A.R.
Bui Huu Nhut and Abbos Kosimov Recording A.F.A.R.. Photos by Michael Braden

The concept of the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.) is to involve fans of world fusion music in supporting the production of an archive of live and studio recordings of cross cultural collaborations. The best of these recordings will be selected to be released commercially at a "future" date, at which point they will be on their way to becoming "ancient" recordings, hence the title.

There are four supporter thank-you packages available ranging from $15 to $75, and while donations to the A.F.A.R. project are not currently tax deductible, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! Please do what you can to support the music. Detailed information on the various supporter packages and the benefits included can be found at www.ancient-future.com/afar.html.

Live Video of A.F.A.R. Track

Prelude and Bookenka on Ethnocloud
Watch video on Ethnocloud


Free Library Concert Series Continues After the Fires

Antoine Lammam and Matthew Montfort Library Concert Photo

Arabic Percussion Virtuoso Antoine Lammam and World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort

Ancient Future's first concerts after October's devastating Northern California fires will be in areas that were very much under threat. The fires forced the evacuation of Ancient Future percussionist Antoine Lammam, who will be performing at three of the concerts. Fortunately his home was spared. Others, including supporters of Ancient Future, were not so lucky. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. The recovery will take a sustained commitment.

These free hour long educational concerts by Ancient Future at Sonoma County libraries will introduce the audience to Indian and Arabic rhythms and feature world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by either Arabic percussion virtuoso Antoine Lammam or Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar.

November ConcertsWinter Concerts

Photo of Matthew Montfort and Vishal Nagar

'El Zaffa' by Ancient Future

El Zaffa on Ethnocloud
Video
of Arabic fusion music by Ancient Future

'Yearning for the Wind' by Ancient Future

Yearning for the Wind on YouTube
Video of Indian fusion music by Ancient Future


Guitar Summit at Wu Wei Temple in Fairfax

Photo of Matthew MontfortPhoto of Teja Gerken

Featuring Matthew Montfort (Scalloped Fretboard Guitar) and Teja Gerken (Fingerstyle Guitar)

Friday, December 8, 8 PM, Wu Wei Tea Temple, 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930. No cover. Suggested donation: $10 - $20. Info: visit wuweiteatemple.com.

Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar, an instrument with a modified fretboard in which the wood between frets has been carved out in order to facilitate intricate note-bending ornaments. He has released two solo CDs: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar and Sympathetic Serenade, for which he is recognized as one of the world's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by DigitalDreamDoor.com.

Teja Gerken is a contemporary steel-string fingerstyle guitarist whose playing merges the styles of European guitar pioneers such as John Renbourn and Pierre Bensusan with the distinct sounds of American players such as Leo Kottke and Micheal Hedges. Known for his original compositions, many of which employ alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive effects, and other extended guitar techniques, Teja will also bring Celtic, jazz, and classical styles to the summit.


Beats Book Brings Bang for the Buck

Book Cover

Sale Celebrates New Audio Guides and Grooves for Gizmos

Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. By Matthew Montfort. Mill Valley: Panoramic Press, 1985. ISBN 0-937879-00-2. Comb Bound Book- $46.95 (SALE $33.95). Book and Enhanced Audio CD Set with MIDI files- $74.95 (SALE $53.95). New Best Buy! Book & Audio Guide/MIDI Download- $69.95 (SALE $49.95).

This classic "world beat bible" by Matthew Montfort takes the student on a musical voyage through the ancient rhythmic traditions of Africa, Bali, and India with a series of exercises that require no instruments to perform. Interesting, imaginative and fun, these rhythm exercises will be of immense help to all music lovers, not just percussionists.

New Guides and Grooves

A.T.F.P. Audio Guide Tracks

Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Audio Guide and MIDI Groove Tracks from the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (AF-0001, 2005. V 4.0, 2017). New Release! Companion MP3/MIDI Guide Tracks Download Set- $34.95 (SALE 24.95). Companion Audio/MIDI Guide Tracks 2 Volume CD/CD-ROM Set- $39.95 (SALE $29.95).

This new downloadable companion set of MP3 audio guide and MIDI groove tracks of the exercises in the book Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities is set up for playback on Mac and PC computers, tablets, and smartphones. The tracks are also available on a CD/CD-ROM set. The material is presented in two complimentary formats: audio guide tracks and MIDI groove tracks.

Audio Guide Tracks

Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: MP3 Audio Guide Tracks. By Matthew Montfort. Kentfield: Ancient Future Music (2005). New Release! Companion MP3 Audio Guide Tracks Download- $24.95 (SALE 17.95).

Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Audio Guide Tracks is a set of 115 audio guide tracks of the exercises in Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities that enable learning by ear.

MIDI Groove Tracks

Ancient Rhythms – Future Grooves: MIDI Percussion Groove Tracks from the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India. Version 4.0. By Matthew Montfort. Kentfield: Ancient Future Music (1997. V. 4.0 2017). New Release! MIDI File Download- $24.95 (SALE 17.95).

Ancient Rhythms – Future Grooves: MIDI Percussion Groove Tracks from the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India is a complete set of 128 MIDI tracks that playback in Standard MIDI File compatible web browsers. For greater control or for use as rhythm tracks in audio productions, load them into a MIDI sequencer app (Mac, PC, iOS, Android, etc.) to loop tracks, change the tempo, or listen to individual parts. The files come arranged for General MIDI percussion and can be remapped to other instruments using the included MIDI maps.

Workshops and Skype Lessons

60 Minute Skype Lesson. $75 (Sale $60). Custom private one hour online lesson via Skype or other video conferencing service.

Matthew Montfort offers instruction based on Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities through online lessons via Skype and rhythm workshops at conservatories, public schools, and resorts. He also offers instruction for all styles of guitar, ukulele, bass, mandolin, sitar, and other plucked instruments.

Quote

"You can view this deceptively slim masterwork from a few different angles: as a friendly yet serious appetizer on three of the most sophisticated rhythm systems on earth; a chance to work on your rhythmic sight reading; a three-culture dip with matching mp3s for your ears; a gateway to exotic spices, complete with MIDI files, for your songwriting or drumming; or a fun way to organically digest complex time signatures. No matter how you slice it, this scholarly labor of love is packed with rich flavors for those patient enough to harvest them." – E.E. Bradman, Bass Player Magazine

 

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Billy Crain Comes Alive

One of the most formative artists in the past few decades, Billy Crain takes his musicianship to a whole new level. The Nashville native has been garnering waves with a few new pieces from his latest endeavor due out later this month. Throughout his lengthy career he has played with the likes of The Allman Brothers and the Stones, to newer artists such as the Dixie Chicks. Taking on his solo work, we have the pleasure of chatting with Crain about his music and upcoming release, here at Ethnocloud.

 

When you are writing music, what comes first, the music or the lyrics?

 

It used to ALWAYS be music, melody, title, then lyrics but I have changed it up over the years. I keep a constantly flowing list of titles (nothing harder than trying to write a song with no title!) I also write poetry and bits of lyrics and store melodies and chord changes on my iPhone. I rarely just sit down and write a song anymore. I just look at my pile of ideas and put something together.
There really is no set formula that you have to use to write a song...


What is the inspiration and aspirations behind the latest single releases?

 


The first single was called "Cold Feet" and it was about all the times I wanted to go out there and grab my wife hard at work in the garden and move it to hard at work in the bedroom!!! I have a very beautiful wife and man she can turn me on. I will tell you a funny story. When it went Top 40, the preacher at my church made a really big deal about it after the Sunday service. A few months later we were in Honduras together. I was noodling on an acoustic guitar and started singing "Cold Feet" Father Ray got this horrified look on his face and said \'93Billy, you should have TOLD me that that song was about wanting to get lucky with your wife, and I said 'well you should've listened to the song first before plugging it. At least it was about my wife!!!' "Hard Places" is about our two adopted children. We were foster parents and ended up adopting them. One of their families blew up the garage making methamphetamine and the other little one was born addicted to heroin. They call them children from Hard Places. The song is about how the world looks to them through their eyes. 100% of the proceeds from this CD have gone to funding the Papillion Center for FASD.

 


What is the meaning behind the title of the tracks and what does it signify?


Well we KNOW what Cold Feet is about and Hard Places is about children born into this world through difficult birth, adoption, abuse, Fetal Alcohol Spectral disorder, Neo Natal Abstinance Syndrome, etc. These kids come with a myriad of problems. They may look normal and act normal but they have so much confusion inside. John Q Public doesn't always get to see what my wife and I see. These kids from Hard Places need to be loved and helped. It's just heart breaking what they and the families have to go through...



What is the ultimate inspiration when penning the tracks, especially on the new record?


God, of course for me. I ask for HIS guidance and I usually get it!! I like true life stuff. I spent 20 years as a staff songwriter on Music Row and I got so tired of writing what I THOUGHT everyone else wanted to hear on the radio. How many times can you rhyme with the word 'love'? Now I get to write what I would like to hear on the radio. Also each new CD has a concept and that concept is usually about helping some part of mankind. We give away the proceeds each record. Do I make any money? No, but I sure have a good time giving it away!!!

 

Do you produce and record your own records, or do you head into the studio?


I have a studio here at the house. I record, write, and produce all my CD's. I'm NOT the best guy at  telling other musicians what I hear in my head. I DO know how to get it on CD so I'm a lone wolf when it comes to my projects. 

 

We hear you have a new record in the works! What can you tell us about the theme of the upcoming piece, if you can spill any details of course.


Sure I can!! It "Broken Things," and 100% of the proceeds are going to an orphanage that we help support in Honduras. We are all from the Island of Misfit Toys (Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer,) but God doesn't see us that way. I have learned that you don't have to have big houses and shiny new cars to be happy. I still dress like I did in high school (jeans, jean shirts, and boots.) I drive a 2006 Cadillac that I love and I'm about as broken as they come and God STILL loves me. I wrote it with my wife, Sandy, by the way. There's a song called "Shark Heart" which is about sexual predators on the internet. "Under the Rainbow" is about a midwestern girl that goes to Broadway to pursue her dreams. Orphan is about exactly that including myself as in 2013, both my parents died within a month of each other. There's a lot of good stuff on there and of course there are plenty of guitars!!!!


What are your key musical goals for the end of the year?


Man Jeremy, I've already hit them. I have a song "Hard Places" sitting at #13 on the Top 200 AC Charts right now. "Cold Feet" made it to #38 starting falling off the charts and slowly dropped to #109 and THEN miraculously revived itself and is now at #55 and will have charted for a year straight in 2 weeks!!! Right now my goal is to get Broken Things mixed and mastered and that's about all that.

 

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CLOUZINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS 2018 Spring

CLOUZINE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS 2018 Spring

is accepting submissions.

There is World Category among others.

For those interested..


https://www.facebook.com/ClouzineMusicAwards/

http://www.clouzinemagazine.com

https://clouzineblog.jimdo.com/clouzine-international-music-awards/

 

Check Clouzine International Music Awards 2017List of winners

https://clouzineblog.jimdo.com/clouzine-international-music-awards/

 

 

 

 

 

Visit them and give a like ! !
Submit if you like

 

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Ali Hugo\'s Nomination at the Indie Music Awards

 

Ali Hugo's No#1 hit 'Tears of a Broken Heart' has received two nominations consideration for the annual 16th Indie Music Awards to be held at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

 

 

https://youtu.be/0slm1OpKK-g

 

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Videos

Please be advised that the audio quality of the videos on my Artist Page is superior to the track audio and reflects the quality of sound on my commercially available products. You may purchase those products directly from CD Baby®.

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Hugo Parting Ways With Record Label?

 

Ali Hugo's upcoming EP [Time Machine] will not be released on the Indie HugoProductions Record Label.

 

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/59486884/hugo-parting-ways-with-record-company

 

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pink

Happy Birthday, Sweetie! It is your special day
and I’ have posted this message to tell you how
lucky I am to have you.
Here’s to you, the culmination of all of my
hopes and dreams. May today be a day filled
with joy, blessings, and peace. Happy birthday,
dear one!

 

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Silaji Saidi Birthday Turn up 19 October

You all know that October is the
 month of legends. On the 19th of 
 October a star was born. VIP
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 commemorating his birthday on 
the 19th day of October. Join 
Silaji to celebrate his birthday

 

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 Music from around the world, or world music subjectively - 20

Lajkó Félix: Most jöttem… (CD)

 

Húsz évvel ezelőtt annyit tudtam Lajkó Félixről, hogy az ismerősi körben páran teljesen odavoltak érte, és nekem fogalmam sem volt ennek miértjéről. Ma már más a helyzet, hiszen napok óta az idén megjelent, Most jöttem.. című albumát hallgatom – és nagyon tetszik.

 

Teljesen igazuk van mindazoknak, akik az új anyag kapcsán a népzenéhez való visszatérésre helyezik hangsúlyt, viszont úgy gondolom, legalább ilyen fontos, hogy nem a száz évvel ezelőtti stílus szolgai másolása szólal meg a lemezen, hanem egy modern, friss, életteli, lüktető, virtuóz előadást élvezhetünk, amely nemcsak azt az állítást cáfolja meg, miszerint a magyar népzene depressziósan szomorú, hanem egyúttal azt is bizonyítja, megfelelő tudással igenis érdemes eltérni a hagyományoktól. Ezen az úton halad a Buda Folk Band, és szerintem Lajkó Félix is. Esetében mondhatni mindez csak egy a sokféle kalandozása közül, hiszen ezzel párhuzamosan még legalább két projekttel foglalkozik, vagyis igazi zenei polihisztorként, vagy ha úgy jobban tetszik, sokoldalú művészként törekszik a változatosságra. Mintha attól félne, beskatulyáznánk valahová, és nem lenne többé lehetősége más, kedvére való zenei kísérletezésre.

 

Ezt persze csak sejtem, azt viszont biztosan tudom, hogy ez a lemez megidézi a táncházak hangulatát. Amikor a közönség és a zenekar egymásra hatása fokozza a hangulatot, és a muzsikusok egyre többet hoznak ki magukból, amikor a szólók és a cifrázások csak növelik a jókedvet. Ez a lemez már csak azért is nagyon változatos, mivel különféle népek zenéiből merít, valamint a tempósabb szerzemények között néha jut idő szusszanásra, hogy aztán újra magával ragadjon bennünket a féktelen energia, és együtt énekeljük a Palya Bea-Tintér Gabriella-Csizmadia Anna hármassal az olyan dalokat, mint például az „Édesanyám, vettem egy kalapot...” című régi-új remeket. Tényleg vannak dallamok az albumon, amelyek legalább annyira tartósan elkísérik a hallgatót, mint ahogyan annak idején a Góbé lemez „slágereivel” jártam, amiket még manapság is előszerettel dúdolok.

 

Ezen kívül nagyon tetszik a Porteleki László énekével előadott „Harangszó”, mert talán ebben a számban érvényesül legjobban az improvizáció és a hagyományos dallamok, hagyományos hangszeres játék ötvözete. A másik kedvencem a címadó „Most jöttem”, ugyanis érzésem szerint itt maradt meg legjobban az eredeti előadásmód, mind az ének, mind a hangszerek tekintetében. A korábban említett lemezindító nótán kívül még az utolsó szerzemény, a „Zeng a szó” tetszik nagyon, részben Lajkó Félix citerajátéka végett, részben összetettsége okán, s nem utolsó sorban mert méltó befejezése az albumnak.

 

Kinek ajánlom: akik szeretik a kortárs magyar népzenét – kicsit megbolondítva.

2016-ben megjelent lemez (Fonó).

Bővebben az együttes weboldalán: www.felixlajko.hu

 

 

 

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem: Mezcla (CD)

 

A világzene, mint gyűjtőfogalom tényleg bámulatos valami, mert olyan stílusok is beleférnek, mint például az „immigrant beats”. Ez cseppet sem meglepő módon egy bevándorlókból álló együtteshez köthető, akik New York városában próbálnak boldogulni 2010-es megalakulásuk óta. Első hallásra nyilvánvaló, hogy a nyolctagú zenekar számos helyről merítve hozott létre valami újat: a hosszúra nyúló felsorolásban egyaránt ott van a cumbia, a punk, a jazz, az afrobeat, és szerintem némi hip-hop is. Érdekes egybéként, hogy mostanában milyen sok latin társulat albuma került a lejátszómba, akik biztos kézzel használják az elektronikát zenéjükben. Ezt kezdetben nem tudtam hova tenni, de mivel a 2015-ös Womexen is jópár ilyen formáció lépett fel, úgy tűnik, ez nem múló divat, hanem önkifejezési forma. Az mindenesetre fura, hogy hasonló magyar próbálkozással még nem találkoztam.

 

A M.A.K.U. Soundsystem egy politikus társaság, határozott véleménnyel a világról, amit bevándorló szemmel néznek, azokat a gondolatokat fogalmazzák meg dalaikban, amelyeket kolumbiaiként megélnek új lakóhelyükön. Zenében próbálják visszaadni a kultúrák találkozását, keveredését, miközben álhatatosan táncra buzdítanak – amire jó példa a „La Haitiana” című szerzemény, melyet egyszerűen képtelenség mozdulatlanul hallgatni, annyira ellenállhatatlan, magával ragadó a ritmusa, nekem legalábbis nem sikerült. Nem ez volt az egyetlen ilyen alkalom, hiszen például a „De Barrio” dobolása sem hagyott mozdulatlanul ülni az íróasztal mögött, muszáj volt követnem a zenészeket.

 

Az album szerintem legjobb száma, az első kislemezes „Thank you, Thank you”, amiben gyakorlatilag minden, az együttesre jellemző elem megtalálható. Az ellenállatatlan ritmusszekció, Felipe Quiroz a háttérben szerényen meghúzódó, de még érezhetően jelenlévő szintetizátorjátéka, és nem utolsó sorban Liliana Conde éneke, ami ugyan néha inkább kántálás, mintsem hagyományos ének, azonban megadja azt a hangulatot, aminek eredményeként tényleg kultúrák kereszteződésében érezhetjük magunkat a 2016. május 27-én megjelenő Mezcla című lemeznek köszönhetően.

 

Kinek ajánlom: akik szeretik a latin zene és a szintetizátor találkozásáből létrejövő, újszerű muzsikát, amely nem felejtette el a ritmusok fontosságát, miközben már a jövő hangzása felé kacsingat.

2016-ben megjelent album (Glitterbeat).

Az együttes weboldala: http://www.makusoundsystem.com/

 

 

 

Anne-Mari Kivimäki: Lakkautettu kylä (A closed down village) (CD)

 

Nem csak nekünk, magyaroknak vannak lassan vagy soha be nem gyógyuló háborús veszteségeink, hanem például a finneknek is, akik területük 10 százalékát (Karélia, Salla) voltak kénytelenek átadni a győztes Szovjetuniónak, és 400.000 embert költöztettek az ország más részeire. A Lakkautettu kylä című lemez gyakorlatilag megidézi a második világháborút, a lakosság kitelepítését, a háborús időket, a bezárt falvak hangulatát, ahol nem maradt senki. A zene eredetileg egy Karéliáról szóló fotókiállítás hanganyagának készült, és csak később készítettek stúdiófelvételt belőle.

 

A világzene második hulláma számomra Anne-Mari Kivimäkivel kezdődött, mivel az októberi Womexen ő volt az első zenész, akit láttam, és azonmód menthetetlenül elvarázsolt harmonikajátékával, no meg a levetített Az elveszett lélek című rövidfilmjével. A mostani már a harmadik album, amely a Suistamo – hagyomány a laboratóriumban című sorozatban megjelent. A miértekről röviden itt lehet olvasni.

 

Bár korábban azt írtam, hogy a Lakkautettu kylä egyfajta emlékezés a háborús időkre, ez nem egészen igaz, mert Kivimäki és a meghívott zenészek nemcsak előadják a korabeli slágereket, hanem időnként a zenei hagyományokból építkezve modern karéliai muzsikát hoznak létre. Az albumot még egyedibb hangulatúvá teszi Ilja Kotikallio (1894–1961) harmonikás és mesélő hangja, aki megélte ezeket az időket.

 

A hallgató akkor jár a legjobban, ha a zenét képekként fogja fel, amelyeket a Suistamoban készítettek, s ebben megerősít az első másfél perc, amikor a természet zajait hallgatjuk, madárcsicsergést, szélzúgást, bogárzümmögést. Az idilli hangulat az első énekhangnál szomorúra vált, és pár kivételt leszámítva végig velünk marad. Érdekes, hogy Ilja Kotikallio kétszer szólal meg eredeti hangfelvételről, és háborús slágerből is kettő került fel az albumra. Mindezeken felül úgy tűnik, a bánat (Sorrow) sem jár egyedül, mivel az ilyen című számból is kettő van. Azért nemcsak komorságot és bánatot kapunk, hanem egy kevés vidámságot is, köszönhetően egy polkának és a Timo Lipitsä énekes-kantelésre emlékező „Lipitsä” számnak. Az albumzáró két tétel pedig egyfajta fájdalmasan megnyugvó lezárása a fotókiállításanak, itt Kivimäki harmonikája biztos támaszként vezet végig bennünket ezen az utolsó szakaszon, de közben kellő teret nyújt a „Rauha ja Hiljaisuus” (Béke és csend) záródal kórusának.

 

Egyáltalán nem könnyű hallgatnivaló a Lakkautettu kylä, mert különféle hangulatokat, stílusokat, időket idéz meg, de mindenképpen érdemes rászánni az időt, mert olyan múltat fedezhetünk fel benne, amelyek egyidősek Kodály első gyűjtéseivel, valamint Kivimäki játékát, amelyből ugyan hiányzik mondjuk Kimmo Pohjonen zabolázatlan zsenije, de cserébe élvezhetjük a kötetlen kísérletezés eredményezte szabadságot, a játékstílusok kipróbálása okozta változatosságot.

 

Kinek ajánlom: a finn zene és a harmonika kedvelőinek.

2015-ben megjelent album (Kintihjarvi Records)

Anne-Mari Kivimäki facebook oldala: http://www.annemarikivimaki.fi/suistamo_en.html

 

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(Moonlight Lullaby) out Thursday OCT. 12. 2017

 

HugoProduction Records confirms that (Moonlight Lullaby) will be the last single from Ali Hugo's album "New Generation Farahan". 

 

Moonlight Lullaby is out Thursday OCT. 12. 2017

 

http://www.nimbitmusic.com/alihugo

 

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Skilz Drop\'s \

Skilz has had a pretty solid 2017 
 thusfar. She's been through a
 public eye. She continues to prove that 
her creativity bares no
 boundaries. Today she drop's her
 latest single " Run it off " a 
completely good joint that allows
 Skilz vocals to shrine brighter
 than the production.While Skilz's
 strenght as a song writer is 
honesty. This brand new single
 track of her's is a solid proof
 supporting the talent in her.The
 fast rising star has been on a 
pretty meteoric rise to some
 mainstream succèss this year
 looking to keep her buzz alive 
and strong

 

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Japan Coquetel

Open Brasil day Coquetel

 

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Brasil Day Japan

Dede Veza on Brasil Day Japan in Hamamatsu.

 

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Sarah Ragsdale Is Ready for the \

 Singer-songstress Sarah Ragsdale comes to us today with an impressive song by the name of "Next Time." A new single from her upcoming record which is due out this Friday, October 6th, her stunning vocals and intricate instrumentation bring a bold and delightful sound to your speakers. Throughout her songs, Ragsdale shaes elements of her real life events and 'enchanting rhymes,' which create a vivid storyline for each of her songs. "Next Time," is a prime example of her writing skills. Her vocals float like a cloud over a graceful bed of music that has Ragsdale standing above the rest. Her talent will bring her miles, and with the release of "Whimsical Romance," it is safe to say that Sarah Ragsdale is on her way to becoming a household name. Check out her new single below, and grab a copy of her new record when it hits online stores this week.

Listen to “Next Time” here:https://soundcloud.com/sarahragsdale/next-time-1

 

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A is for Atom Brings a New Song for Fall

Outdoing himself once again, A is for atom has shared a new piece from his upcoming record; a song titled "Last Man on the Moon.: An ethnocloud favorite for quite some time, A is for Atom has been on our radar for a couple of years now. Creating insightful tunes that will have your eardrums in love, the moniker of singer-songwriter Mike Cykoski, goes above and beyond to outdo himself each and every time. The song is a beautiful and harmonious as it brings up tales of nostalgia and elements of being lonely. Yearning for the past, and perhaps even a childhood, A is for Atom is here with the song that perfectly helps to close out 2017.

 

Give a listen to the single from A is for Atom here: https://soundcloud.com/aisforatom/last-man-on-the-moon

 

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BIOGRAPHY OF DEDE VEZA

 


Hélder Alcinio Hangabi Bunga, son of David Mário João and Helena Veza, was born on 26 October 1978 in the province of Uige, municipality of Uige Angola.

Migrates to Luanda to three years old, lived in Miramar many years and made the primary studies in funge school in Operario district in Luanda, where the companinha a neighbor called Haile (Nick), after school walked with pianos, and They were to play until the end of the day.

From early on his love of music manifested itself. He liked in the house of his uncle Cananito Alexandre big picture of Angona music, when it sang.
Very fond of the seventh art, friend of literature and painting, he emigrated with his mother Helena Veza, and his two brothers to (SOUTH AFRICA) where in addition to the digital world, got music knowledge that increased their desire in the art.

Still in Infancy he sang to his younger brother Jojo Veza that very well danced to the neighbors on the street grandson Garcia, Miramar neighborhood. and so he went wherever he went up on the outside of Angola.
After several years back to Angola, he starts working in the video world as camera assistant with Mr. Eduardo Capelo and Velasco. in television production.
In 1996, 1997 filming and also worked in the organization of party rav (shows) with DJ Mauro Madaleno, SEBEM, Ze Maria, Paulucho, Dj Porkchop, Show Karang, Prince Wadada, and the SSP.

In 2000, he began working in the production of their first album in the old studio echoes of Peace with Ze fix, Nekila, Beto Max, in Yuri's company Cunha Yeye junior, Matias Damásio, Dj tipilartes, Tito Olivio, DJ Evil, If wrong, Dj Viriato Victor, Chico Viegas, Dj Angelo Gabriel Thiema, Dj Nelo Kass, Keima cylinders, and KING RECORDS in Holland.

For stealing one of his songs, also known as wakimono, the record was not edited and the contract was canceled. still he continued to work having produced several successful issues such as the Clio ta crazy pump are bewitch you, false alarm, and rain on boda Yuri share of the wedge, recorded in the old studio Beto max.

He also participated in Shows within Angola for several years, in the company of TIC TAC, PEDRUK, Calo Pascoal, TONY AMADO, Vaiola CAT, WELWICTHA, DJ MANIA, SAUSAGE AND CRAZY COW, SQUID PASSION, Bangão, KING AT NICE, KATANA , VIRGILIO FIRE, BOBANI KING, the ACTUAL among other artists ...

In 2005 no longer publish music themes, most still producing and composing behind the scenes, in the old intention to grow and produce a healthy acoustically album for those who like their music.
In 2006 it created the D VEZA CONTROL, his musical producer.

currently has one album released in the Portuguese market and in Angola, with the title `` One More Cebola`` 14 tracks published by Ls Productions.

 

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Here's a link to an interview with me in the McKendree University Magazine (Spring 2017).  It's part of a larger section on jazz.  Scroll down and you'll see it.   

 

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“Congratulations to The HHYG Queen Astar who tops the BEAT100 Music Audio Chart with winning track \'Till i Die\'

A rising star in the RAP/R&B 
world, Astar has already
 achieved huge success with her
 two hit single's  'Cuba' and 'Till i
 die'. Zim native singer
-songwriter ,Astar has just made 
an unforgettable record. "Till i Die"
 has became first Zim chart-
topper, hitting number 1 on the
 Beat100 Hot 40 , and peaking 
within the top 5 of multiple 
other countries ,including the United
 Kingdom ,Ireland, and Spain 
among others . "Till I die" has
 already made a huge splash on 
the World Wide Beat100 music
 chart ,and it's not hard to see 
why. Her soulful, R&B vocals 
paired with her hip-hop edge and
 sincere lyrics are a sure recipe 
for perfection.The HIPU HOPU
 YEKUGHETTO (hhyg) and VIP
 MUSIC GROUP fans are
 enthusiastically cheering up for Astar.

 

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Astar Zim First Beat100 Music Chart Winner

The two time World Wide 
Beat100 music chart winner 
singer Astar is guaranteed to reel
 you in with her soulful, honey
-smooth voice and introspective 
lyrics. She may only be 24, but
 Astar's musicality shows 
evidence of maturity far beyond 
her years.Astar is taking over 
with her R&B/RAP vibes and
 powerful, emotive voice. She's 
fiery character with a unique,
 smooth vocal quality - her tracks
 'Cuba' and 'Till i die' are people's
 favourite. Astar made it into the
 scene through the Local music 
brand HHYG "hipu
 hopu yekughetto". Astar is one of the
 brightest stars in modern rap. 
She broke into the mainstream
 chart with her huge track 'Cuba'
 this year -

 

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Beto Hales Breathes Life into \

Beto Hale has just released his new single, "Orbs of Light," the title track of his newest album. A critically-acclaimed musician who has been involved in the music scene a greater part of his life, song brings out the heart and soul into his work. 

Beto wrote, performed, and co-produced and played drums, percussion, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, keyboards, piano, and sang lead and backing vocals on 90% of the album, which is no small feat to say the least. Beto Hale states of the track 

"This was originally conceived as a song about hope; amidst the negativity that surrounds us today, I am talking about being strong, believing in yourself, no matter how many terrible things you have witnessed or experienced. The Orbs (in my mind) represent the eyes, which in turn reflect ones spirit. It is also a song about connection; I believe the only thing that can possibly save us as a species is love, helping each other, believing in ourselves as a group. I believe there is true evil in the world, and one has to face it, bravely, to destroy it. Our generation has a huge responsibility to make the hard choices: are we going to be complacent, or are we going to act?"

 

A groundbreaking artist who is always on the move, Beto Hale has definitely released one of the most noteworthy records of 2017. 

Give a listen to "Orbs of Light," here: https://soundcloud.com/beto-hale/01-orbs-of-light?in=beto-hale/sets/orbs-of-light-fyc

 

 

 

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MEL C -Zvipande On Repeat

Mel C Rap Queen drops her
 latest single "ZVIPANDE" MEL C
 has been working heavily over 
the past few years, breaking
 boundaries and pushing her
 creativity to the limit. While her
 music is rooted in R&B n RAP,  it's
 never been limited to the genre.
 She's been dropping some pretty
 solid loose singles throughout the
 year. Today she returns with
 "ZVIPANDE". There is much vocal
 performance from her on the song. 
Through the heavy bass,
 the frantic synths and glitchy 
vocal samples, the song takes 
you on a journey. While MEL C
 known for blurring the lines 
between genres, this is definitely 
a song that showcases her ability 
in doing so. The song sounds like
 something you'd hear in an after
-hours while scrambling to find
 your friends that you lost an hour
 prior. It has a party tone to it but
 there's also a sense of urgency to
 it as well. MEL C  already proven 
to be an incredible singer and
 songwriter. However, this single
 showcases her abilities in
 arrangement, composition and
 production.This record was made
 to inspire the common man to
 keep hustlin , even though it's
 difficult to survive out there right
 now. None of us are spared the 
struggle with this economic travesty.

 

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Dweezy Drop\'s a Bomb

DweezyBwoiWonder is set to 
drop another hit song from his 
Best On Best EP .The track is
 titled *GANDA GANDA*.The song
 features (ZimHipHop 2016Award
 Winner)Pyscho Tektonic , Jnr
 Garnet and Lorbee J..Ganda Ganda
 mainly speaks out about 
how people used to underrate us
 especially haters , but its them 
who want our music and want to
 see on shows ...Track dropping 
soon.

 

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music page on face book

check out my music page on face book. prime's music page

 

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Success or what?

Hi folks, just a few words this time.

When i was 12 I started to learn how to play guitar. Three years later it was time for the five string banjo, which the guy I bought it from taught me to play. 

In 1970 I built myself a 9-string tin-can resonator guitar and I still use it now (!). I could never have thought that would be possible when I built it, but it turned out better than I'd hoped for.

In 1988 an old classmate, BejaHemgård, told me that the Folk Music institute of Kaustinen, Finland, were asking for new material for the five-string kantele, an instrument I was familiar with since I was quite small, since a family we knew used to have a few of those. 

Initially I thought five notes can't make up a good melody, but then I thought about "Oh, when the saints go marching in" , "With a little help from my friends" and even "Ode to joy" by Beethoven (well, one note goes outside those five, but you can play it an octave higher :) ) so I though I'd have a go. 

First I wrote a tune I called "Cat on Slippery Ice", then one called "The old cat" (I seem to be a cat person), then I soon had 20+ composition. I won't call them songs, since they're instrumentals, except för "Väinön Pölyfööni", sung on my CD by Helka Elo, old workmate (must post a photo of her with her lizard soon).

Later yet, after thinking these tunes would just end up as sheet music, I got a new workmate, a young guy by name of Jonte Knif (yes, yes, THE Knifonium one!) who played not only clarinet, but a bunch of mediaeval woodwind instruments, and I thought we might start recording these tunes, especially as his then-girlfriend, Minna Väätänen, was an excellent celloist: And time signatures like 7/8 13/8 etc posed no problems at all for her, so we started, soon joined by my old violinist friend Christer Bergstén, blues guitarist J.J.Nyberg (Once a Milk Cow) and later even Kim Hansson and Hanski Ramström on guitars and Kjell Frisk on more woodwinds, and Brita "Buz" Holmström on classical guitar (not all on the same track though!)...

Woops - this seems to become a long story! Hope you've enjoyed it so far!

I will try to answer all questions, even in Swedish, Finnish and German.

Bye bye for now!

 

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Julian Markov
Julian Markov (09/28/17 07:15)
Hi Runaway, please try again. It should work. :)
The Runaway Kantele
The Runaway Kantele (09/26/17 14:26)
It also says: "Let's have some fun!" I say: well, why not, but how?
The Runaway Kantele
The Runaway Kantele (09/26/17 14:25)
Strangely enough, when I go to "Forums" it says: Forums home page. This board has no forums.
Aleks
Aleks (09/26/17 13:58)
It'strange. I do not have this problem. You had to login first with your password if you hadn't. :-)
I would suggest you to forget the link I sent to you. Login. Go to "Forums" and then to "Ethnic Musical Instruments". Thank you for your reply.
The Runaway Kantele
The Runaway Kantele (09/26/17 13:14)
Thanks for the tip! When I clicked that link, though, I received the following message:
"You are not authorised to read this forum"
Quite friendly, eh?
Aleks
Aleks (09/26/17 10:13)
Interesting instrument! You might want to write something more about the small kantele in the "Ethnic Musical Instruments" Forum section: https://ethnocloud.com/world-culture/forum/viewforum.php?f=7
Let more people know about it :-) Thanks.
Mel C The Rap Queen

Vibrant, witty and infectiously 
funky -rising star Mel C is a 
breath of fresh air in the world of
 Zimbabwean Urban music . The **-year-old rapper from Harare
 is busy carving her own path with
 killer lyrics and some serious
 confidence. Mel C has already
 achieved huge success with her
 hit single 'Zvipande'. The singer 
has also worked with the likes of 
 Tocky Vybes and many other 
local rappers. The rapper is also
 supporting one of the major local
 music brand 
'VIP MUSIC DISTRIBUTION '.
Her stage presence is second to none, and impossible not
 to love her cheeky tracks.

 

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STARJAY MUSIC BUZZ

Zimbabwe native StarJay is making huge
waves right now as one of the Zim hottest
male MCs. The 19-year-old rapper pairs
honest, straight-talking lyrics with
dancehall rhythms and undeniable
influences from Grime and Hip-Hop.

 

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ALI HUGO Interviewed on \

Singer-songwriter & musician Ali Hugo is interviewed on the show "Cutting Edge" from the Global Pod-Casting Network based in London. Ali talks about his DIY approach to making music and his success on the Indie & North American charts. To access the interview click on the link below:-

 

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-42b98-74511d

 

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NEW ALBUM DROPPING SOON

Zim legend

 

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Porcelan Comes to Life in a Song

Porcelan's latest endeavor comes in the form of the song "The Real Thing Don't Change." The enticing piece showcases her stunning artistry and intense vocal work, as she puts herself on your radar for 2017. Praised by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Porcelan is surely the real deal. She's bold and seductive as she makes the song her own.

 

Give the hot track a listen right here: https://www.soundcloud.com/porcelanmusic/the-real-thing-dont-change

 

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Sheyz Chereography

Sheron Dzambo populary known as Sheyz 
a young Zimbabwean dancer aged 17.
 Sheyz was born and raised in
 Kambuzuma and later moved to Glenorah.
 Shezy is a Triple Threat she can
do it all Sing, Dance, Act, Fashion
Model, and her Dancing Ability is
Remarkable the way she would hit
the Move without putting force into
it and make that Move look so
Smooth and Sultry and Sexy that's
what you call a Rare and also Gifted
Dancer , Shezy Dance Moves
are Clean and Entertaining to
Watch she got her own R&B Hip
Hop Style and she Combine that
Genre with the Genre of (Dance) and
it is Inspirational and Fun and
she is also Beautiful the way she
Wear her Make-Up and Clothes and
Mixed it with her Choreography she
Will always be Known for her
Dancing Abilities.

 

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