Unforgettable night at l'Olympia yesterday, catching the legendary King Crimson (@kingcrimsonofficial) live. On stage were 3 drummers (Two of which were Pat Mastelotto and Gavin Harrison) , 1 bassist (Tony Levin), 1 Guitarist (Robert Fripp, 72 years old now), 1 vocalist/guitarist, 1 keyboardist/ live mixer and 1 saxophone/flute player. Highlights include the title track of 'The Court of the Crimson King', the ultra melodious 'Islands' and the alarming 'Starless', during which the entire stage was illuminated in bloodshed red, reflecting the name of their illustrious album. They are notoriously strict against any sort of phone usage during performance, which means I could only get a pic right at the end. But memories of the gig should do for a long while.
King Crimson en Paris! Es la segunda vez que los veo y esta fue mucho mejor! El set list fue mucho mas variado (incluyendo temas nuevos) y la inclusion de un noveno integrate encargado de los teclados le da mas robustez al sonido generado por el bajo, el saxo, las dos guitarra y las tres (tres!!!! 😱) baterias. Fue un tremendo concierto... #kingcrimson#progressiverock#rockconcert#livemusic#fripptonics#lolympia
Azam Ali ((@azamaliofficial)) was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in India from the age of four in the small hill station town of Panchgani in the state of Maharashtra. There she attended an international co- educational boarding school for eleven years, all the while absorbing India’s rich music and culture throughout her formative years. The course Azam would eventually choose in her life would be very much influenced by her fortuitous upbringing in a school that emphasized the importance of the arts and spirituality, and aimed through moral and academic excellence to produce promoters of social transformation imbued with the spirit of service to mankind. It is this objective that would take shape in Azam’s music in the coming years.
The Iranian revolution of 1979 changed the course of Azam’s life as it did for many Iranian’s. Unwilling to bring her daughter back to a country filled with uncertainty, like many other Iranians, her mother decided to give up her home and life, and together they moved to America in 1985 when Azam was just a teenager.
Shortly after moving to the United States Azam began studying the Santour (Persian Hammered Dulcimer), under the guidance of Persian master Manoocher Sadeghi. During the eight years of her extensive studies with Ustad Sadeghi in which she became an accomplished Santour player, Azam began to realize that she was unable to express the full range of emotions she experienced through her instrument. It was during one of these lessons that her teacher heard her sing for the first time. It was through his encouragement that Azam began to explore her voice as the vehicle through which she would finally be able to fully express herself, a voice which Billboard magazine would later describe as, “a glorious unforgettable instrument.” After receiving formal training in the Western classical vocal repertoire as well as early music, Azam extended her education into Indian, Persian and Eastern European singing techniques.
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Playlist 17 de Novembro de 2018
Frank Black - (I Want to Live on an) Abstract Plain
Cows - Allergic to Myself
Melvins - Honey Bucket
Big Black - Bad Penny
Trust Punks - Good Luck With That
The Fall - Van Plague?
Tomahawk - Point and Click
The Gun Club - Texas Serenade
John Cale - Leaving It Up To You
Snakefinger - There's No Justice in Life
Akira S & As Garotas Que Erraram - O Futebol
Frank Zappa - Charlie's Enormous Mouth
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself)
Devo - Gates of Steel
Kate Bush - Sat in Your Lap
Sparks - Instant Weight Loss
Knifeworld - Clairvoyant Fortnight
Cardiacs - Is This The Life?
The Cure - The Top
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul
King Geedorah - Monster Zero
Thomas Dolby - Dissidents
John Foxx - Underpass
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Room Mate
King Crimson - Frame by Frame
Talking Heads - With Our Love
Yes - Siberian Khatru
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