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Harpist Brandee Younger’s new album ‘Soul Awakening’

We have been following Brandee Younger, both her music and on Twitter @Harpista for several years now, and we realized we never posted anything about her. An oversight, and the release of her latest album last year gives us the opportunity to share with you this talented harpist. A native of Long Island, New York, Younger began her harp studies as a teen, and has been performing across genres from traditional harp repertoire to jazz and other popular ...


‘Mundo Paralelo’ by Monsieur Periné

Monsieur Periné is a group formed in 2008 and despite what you may think, they’re not French but their name definitely is! They hail from Colombia and the first time we heard the song ‘Suin Romanticón‘ was when Max Dana sent us the link to the video with a note: ‘Play the video!‘. We did and after a magical first listen it was stuck in our head, even though their best-known single is ‘Bailar Contigo‘. The ...


Global Concert Online on International Jazz Day

It’s important to celebrate music and more specifically Jazz on International Jazz Day: the yearly event was created by UNESCO ‘From its roots in slavery, this music has raised a passionate voice against all forms of oppression. It speaks a language of freedom that is meaningful to all cultures, from North to South, and East to West‘. Today is International Jazz Day 2020 and events were planned in Cape Town, South Africa and other ...


Imany, a beautiful voice in a beautiful body

Ten days ago, Max Dana posted about Imany, a successful folk/soul singer born in France. Since then, we have been listening to her music and we love her ! That’s why we decided to cross post Max’s blog so you can read (if you didn’t already) what Max thinks of Imany, and learn more about the amazingly talented singer…   When I first saw Imany, I thought: ‘What a beautiful woman!‘. Then when I first heard her sing, ...


Sunday Roundup: Abyei, Ai Weiwei, Artmaking

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. U.N. probes absences amid Sudan clashes. Since Northern Sudanese forces seized Abyei, many rightfully think northern and southern fighting over Abyei could reignite a full blown war in #Sudan. And we ...


Sunday Roundup: Sudan, Gil Scott-Heron…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. New Visual Evidence of Government of Sudan War Crimes in Abyei. Here we are, again. Al-Bashir is back, alive and kicking. Hard. Again. And unlike in #Darfur, this time we can have proof of what is ...


Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy, Yiddish and Folk Influenced Music

Monday, we received the last album of French band Les Yeux Noirs. We have been listening to ‘Tiganeasca’ for two days and we love it! Max Dana posted about it this weekend and we are glad she sent us the CD, most of us didn’t know much about this kind of music. So in case you didn’t already read Max’s post on her Blog, and if you want to know more about this amazing French band and their wonderful music, we publish the ...


Follow South African band BLK JKS on Twitter @BLKJKS

Today we suggest you to follow South African band BLK JKS (pronounced Black Jacks) on Twitter @BLKJKS although they don’t tweet so much. But it doesn’t mean they don’t do much, on the contrary. The first time we mentioned BLK JKS on the Sama Gazette was in June 2010 in: 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa: hopes and concerns. But the first time we read about BLK JKS was on Max Dana‘s Blog with Music of Africa: BLK JKS, from South ...


Follow Wynton Marsalis on Twitter @wyntonmarsalis

Wynton Marsalis. If you like Jazz music, you know this name. According to Wynton Marsalis’ Bio on Twitter: ‘Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture.‘ Now you see why you must know his name. But it is nothing until you hear Marsalis play the trumpet… In this Twitter Sunday, it is all about Jazz and musicians, as the tweets @wyntonmarsalis ...


Louis, by Vilmos Zsigmond with Wynton Marsalis

Louis is directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman. The film is “an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music”. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad. About Louis, A Silent Film (more here): Louis, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle ...






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