Archive for June, 2011

►The Alternative Music Lounge: Rabih Abou Khalil

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Today’s chapter of this series is about a very eclectic and quite unique musician, his name is Rabih Abou Khalil. Born in Lebanon, but having moved to Germany in 1978 because of the civil war, he early started his music studies, becoming a virtuoso on his main instrument, the oud (string instrument having common origins [...]

►What is Chill-out music?

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Just a quick notice to inform my readers that I added a new page to my project’s site that might be interesting: a brief introduction to Chill-out music, including its history and origins. To read it directly, click here.

►The Alternative Music Lounge: Taraf de Haïdouks

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

This time, I’d like to present you a collective (maybe that’s the right name? “band” is somewhat wrong here) of great musicians from Romania who call themselves Taraf de Haïdouks. They are mainly a result of gipsy traditions but have joined together into this project and already released quite a few albums. Having also given [...]

►Nice exposure for my project

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Made an interesting deal on Fiverr with a music promoter (Sean Presley) who seems to be very serious about what he does and although we made this deal not long ago, he has already done some good work for me and more is to come. Part of this is an article he posted on his [...]

►Introducing three portuguese composers

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

This time I’d like to introduce to you three of the most interesting portuguese composers of the beginning of the twentieth century. Francisco de Lacerda He was born in 1869 in a small village on São Jorge Island, Azores. He had his first music lessons with his father. When he moved to continental Portugal, for [...]

►And I thought I knew his music…

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

I always thought I knew the music of Sting reasonably well, not as well as in the case of a dedicated fan, but fair enough. You know, all those classics of his? Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Don’t Stand so Close to Me, Englishman in New York, etc? Have heard them [...]

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