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Paralympics closing ceremony review: an emotional and fiery finale

Six weeks after Bradley Wiggins rang in a golden summer that has exceeded all expectations, Coldplay have soundtracked an emotional final extinguishing of the flame by two of the biggest names of the Paralympics.

Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock were as much of a draw as musical guests Jay-Z and Rihanna when they stepped forward to finally put out the flame that has burned brightly throughout both Games.

 

Source : guardian

London Jazz Festival 2012 full programme announced

The London Jazz festival today announces the lineup for its 20th festival with over 250 shows at over 50 venues across the city.

The festival, which runs from 9 to 18 November, will host some of jazz's biggest stars, including Herbie Hancock playing his first ever UK solo show, the 82-year-old Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea and Jan Garbarek. Younger talent will be amply represented by the likes of double bassist Esperanza Spalding, pianist Robert Glasper and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

 

Source : guardian

Stalker Festival at Kultuurikatel opens a gate to the power plant

In today’s Kultuurikatel Andrei Tarkovski filmed the key scene of his cult movie „Stalker“ – entering the zone. The gate of the zone was the threshold into a mystical world where a person could fulfil his most hidden wishes. This symbol of the stalker or the adventurous seeker lives on in Kultuurikatel as Stalker Festival, where the visitor will experience unexpected situations, sense the presence of the future and feel the special atmosphere of the power plant of adventurous culture.

 

Source : kultuurikatel.ee

Julien Weiss Discusses Traditional and Contemporary Arab Music

In 1976, a 23-year-old French classical guitarist listened to a record of classical Arab music, fell in love with it, and dedicated the rest of his life to studying this art. Born and raised in Paris, Julien Weiss, of Swiss and Alsatian heritage, has become one of the few accomplishedqanun players in the world, having studied with masters from throughout the Arab world.

 

Source : aljadid.com

Iraqi Traditional Music Revisited in a War Era

As Iraq makes daily news coverage for the rapidly progressing political events many are concerned about the preservation of traditional Iraqi arts. Among them is the uniquely Iraqi music genre called Maqam Baghdadi, a style of singing distinguished from the rest of the Arab World in the performance, composition, and instrumentation.

 

Source : aljadid.com

Creating their own music

The British Library was alive with noise on a quiet Sunday morning, with the children waiting for Jessica Morwood and Daniel Ship’s arrival. Almost 25 excited children from the age of seven to 12 were brought in by young parents willing to sacrifice their Sunday morning, while their wards were given an overview of unusual musical instruments from different countries and were taught how musical sound is made.

 

Source : The Hindu.com

Celebrating Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s 50th Season

“Thank you, celli,” Marin Alsop said in her understated way when she finally took the podium at the penultimate concert of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s 50th season. Somehow it felt entirely appropriate at this festival, which is unconventional in so many other ways, that the cello section had interrupted the orchestra’s tuning by barging onstage wearing party hats and blowing party favors, with a banner marking the anniversary.

 

Source : newmusicbox.org

George Michael makes pop history at Paris Opera

PARIS (AP) — Singer George Michael has become the first international popstar to perform in Paris' Opera Garnier, a venue more known as a stage for classical music and opera.

 

Source : music.yahoo.com

Where Has The Music Loving Feeling Gone?

As technology becomes an ever increasing part of our daily lives, the way we interact with the things we label as entertainment evolve as well. Whether substituting regular cable for Netflix or curating a coveted music playlist with Spotify, the consumer is consciously changing the way companies market to them.

 

Source : musicthinktank.com


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