Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass
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Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass

A pioneer of contemporary American music, Philip Glass is best known for his highly repetitive compositions. But behind their minimalist façade, Glass’s work hides an unsung influence—that of certain twentieth-century technologies. Philip Glass seated at his electric organ in the 1970s © Steve Pyke He celebrated his eightieth birthday this past January, but his work isn’t … Continue reading

Miggles : Out of the shadow and into the spotlight
Portraits / Society

Miggles : Out of the shadow and into the spotlight

Rock band leaders make the show and attract limelight, the band musicians keep music going. The new bass player in Pete Doherty’s Puta Madres, Michael Bontemps,  gives us a glimpse at what playing alongside one of Britain’s famous rock star means. “It’s rock and roll”, says Michael Bontemps, or Miggles as everyone calls him, drinking from his glass of red … Continue reading

Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, dies at 90
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Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, dies at 90

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend just like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley or Bill Haley, Chuck Berry marked the history of this musical genre by his rousing rhythms and his unbeatable footwork. He passed away on March 18, 2017 in Wentzville (St. Charles county, Missouri). Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was born on October 18, … Continue reading

Dreadlox Holmes, Magnifying Paris Golden Music Opportunities
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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
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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