Dreadlox Holmes, Magnifying Paris Golden Music Opportunities
Art / Culture / Society

Dreadlox Holmes, Magnifying Paris Golden Music Opportunities

We hung out with Dreadlox Holmes, the British multi-faceted Black musician who chose Paris as his new playground. For him, Paris is not just a better scene for Black musicians, it’s also a more financially viable one where he can help young singers shine. Steve Wellington aka Dreadlox Holmes’ musical background is impressive. His influences … Continue reading

Shola Adisa-Farrar: Jazzing up Paris
Culture / In English / Portraits

Shola Adisa-Farrar: Jazzing up Paris

Released last April, Shola Adisa-Farrar’s debut album Lost Myself is an exploration of her eclectic musical self, under the spotlight of a renewed French jazz scene. Paprika tea room in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris shares some common points with Shola Adisa-Farrar – both are welcoming, elegant and comfortable to be around. These are the same feelings one … Continue reading

Let’s beat the drum for <i>Whiplash</i>!
Art / Cinema / Culture / Visual Media

Let’s beat the drum for Whiplash!

Watching Whiplash is like being at a jazz concert, the musicians are truly involved, and the soundtrack reveals jazz standards which are enhanced by both the quality of the interpretation and the cinematography. Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller), a 19-year-old talented drummer, wants to be the best jazz drummer in the world. At Shaffer Conservatory of Music, the … Continue reading