Music – Clef Club Sun, 10 Oct 2021 23:19:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Music – Clef Club 32 32 Many people visited the Cameron Art Musician to listen to classical music performed live Sun, 10 Oct 2021 23:19:26 +0000

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WILMINGTON, North Carolina (WWAY) – Today, the Cameron Art Museum continued its monthly concert series, charming crowds with classical music.

The second Sunday Concert Series at the Cameron Art Museum features performances by chamber ensembles of the Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The group is supervised by musicians from the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.

The program is designed to provide students of the Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra with a personalized and creative experience in the genre of chamber music.

The concert series started last year. September Krueger, director of lifelong learning at the Cameron Art Museum, says the series has received a positive reception since its inception.

“It’s going wonderfully. I think having music here in the halls is a wonderful way to connect. We just had our jazz concert recently and it was time to reunite with people who haven’t seen each other for over a year, due to COVID. These concerts are therefore a great opportunity to meet again, ”said Stéphanie Krueger.

The next second Sunday concert with the orchestra will take place in December and the concert series will run until winter 2022.

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“Jamaica makes a difference” with food, music and sport Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:07:59 +0000

World Expo 2020’s ‘Coolest’ Pavilion Reproduces Jamaica’s Ethics as a Logistics Hub Connecting the Americas to the World

By Akanksha Dean

Jamaica is in the spotlight and showcases its latest inventions and products at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. With the theme “Jamaica Moves”, its pavilion suggests that whether it is music, food or sport, Jamaica travels and connects the world.

The pavilion has seven areas, which will allow visitors to experience the visions, resonances and palaces of Jamaica, how Jamaica moves the world and serves as a logistical connection.

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EXPO 2020

The Pavilion has a live music studio that brings together some of Jamaica’s most iconic musicians, artists and producers; where people can listen to Jamaican music, generate their own playlist, and grab a feel for the bustling island while savoring authentic and conventional dishes from some of Jamaica’s top chefs using distinct combinations of herbs and spices .

The additional distinctive highlight is a navigation application, to access the simulated tour and discover Jamaica as a tourist destination.

Jamaican architect Gordon Gill hoists the country’s flag

Behind all the beauty and magnificence of the incredible venue of Expo 2020 Dubai lie the brilliant minds led by Adrian Smith and Jamaican Gordon Gill.

Gordon and Adrian definitely shaken things up at Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai and let the world feast their eyes on this exquisite venue!

It is a brilliant achievement that undoubtedly hoists the country’s flag very high and onto the world stage !! Its substantial participation in this World’s Fair proves that “Jamaica makes a difference” and is the beating heart of the world.

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Authentic Jamaican architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are based in Chicago and were responsible for the master plan of the exhibition as well as the architectural design of the Al Wasl Plaza with five buildings – two hotels, three office buildings and the trellis. The Trellis is the world’s largest immersive projection experience.

Al Wasl Plaza, the dominant attraction designed by AS + GG, features an expansive garden and presentation setting bordered by five office and hotel buildings. The square is sheltered by a trellis 425 feet wide by 220 feet high which is the largest sphere-shaped media stage in the world.

At night, the centerpiece converts the daylight park into an immersive, animated 360-degree experience that enables group experiences, while creating an iconic distinctiveness that is quickly identifiable around the world.

The space can be arranged to fit large shows and events, as well as shaped to create a sense of familiarity for calm weather operations.

The World’s Fair is expected to attract 25 million visits over a 6-month period.

(Akanksha Dean is a freelance Indian chef and food and travel writer, who trained at Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy, ranked World’s Best Restaurant in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, in 2016 and 2018 )

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Did the GOP candidate play a role in selling Taylor Swift’s music? Fri, 08 Oct 2021 11:21:00 +0000 Democrat Terry McAuliffe claims his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin was instrumental in the controversial sale of the pop star’s music.

RICHMOND, Virginia – Pop superstar Taylor Swift has become a key subject in the Virginia governor’s race. Do you remember the fight between Taylor and record director Scott “Scooter” Braun over his original masters? The result was that Braun retained the rights, forcing Swift to re-record his albums.

A new social media ad for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe claims his opponent Glenn Youngkin played a role in all of this. Now, the announcement isn’t very specific on how Glenn Youngkin “helped” buy Swift’s music. But, we set out to verify the known facts.


When Glenn Youngkin was co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, did the company have any role in purchasing Taylor Swift’s main recordings?



Yes, the Carlyle Group played a role in purchasing Taylor Swift’s main recordings. At the time of the sale, Glenn Youngkin was the co-CEO of the investment firm.


To follow the involvement, you have to see several layers of investments. Glenn Youngkin, until this campaign, was the Co-CEO of the Carlyle Group.

Carlyle Group is an investor in Music Director Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. Ithaca Holdings bought the label which owned Taylor Swift’s main recordings.

In a 2019 press release, the Carlyle Group announced their role in the purchase and mentioned Swift by name. According to the press release, the Carlyle group would support the Ithaca Holdings transaction.

So we can verify, yes, when Glenn Youngkin was co-CEO, the Carlyle group supported the purchase of Swift’s music.

We asked the Youngkin campaign, what role did the candidate play in the deal? They claim Youngkin had no say in Carlyle’s day-to-day operational decisions. So the exact role of Youngkin, we cannot verify.

However, Glenn Youngkin’s campaign tried to turn the tide, stating this quote: “Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is funded by Scooter Braun’s money.


Did Scooter Braun’s money fund McAuliffe’s campaign for governor?


  • Scott ‘Scooter’ Braun FEC 2020 files.
  • McAuliffe for the governor’s campaign.


It is misleading.

Braun’s campaign donation was made to the Virginia Democratic Party for the “Biden Victory Fund”.


The FEC file shows that in September 2020, Scooter Braun donated $ 4,113 to the Virginia Democratic Party. But the note said it was for the “Biden Victory Fund”.

FEC records show it made 16 donations that day of the same amount, with similar memos to 14 different state parties.

McAuliffe didn’t launch his campaign until December 2020 and didn’t get the party’s nomination until June 2021. We asked McAuliffe’s campaign if any of that money went into McAuliffe’s election fund. .

Neither McAuliffe’s campaign nor the Virginia Democratic Party would provide a statement on this.

To be fully transparent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe was also an investor in The Carlyle Group from 2007 to 2016, before and after being governor. This is according to financial information obtained by the Associated Press. However, McAuliffe’s money left the fund 3 years before the music deal with Swift.

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“Come From Away” Music Director Wendy Cavett Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:19:23 +0000

Tuesday, September 21, when Come from afar reopened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on Broadway, before the performance began, before the first note was played, the whole audience jumped to their feet.

Every evening, a few minutes before the start of the musical, the group, who play a key role during the show, gather on stage. But that night was different. “The audience was so impatient and kind to the cast and the band and ready to celebrate the reopening,” shares Come from afar musical director Wendy Cavett who has been on the show since 2017.

Once the actors arrived on stage, the standing ovation continued. “It was thunderous. Huge, ”says Cavett. And what happened next? The actors turned to applaud the audience.

“Every time an actor delivered his first solo line, he received a huge round of applause,” Cavett added. “The whole openness was basically erased because when someone came up to say something, everyone was clapping and you missed the line. But the tone and the heart were truly magnificent.

Come from afar takes place in Gander, a town on the island of Newfoundland. After the September 11 attacks, 38 planes carrying 6,579 passengers and crew, 11 endangered dogs, nine cats and two monkeys were diverted to Gander International Airport. And suddenly, this small town with a giant heart, which had fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, started to move.

For five days, the population of Gander exploded. Community buildings have been transformed into shelters. The city called on its citizens for help with whatever they could do. And they more than delivered.

Come from afar tells how the lives of strangers have intertwined in the most unimaginable and extraordinary ways. Throughout Tony’s award-winning show, which features an original Celtic and folk-rock score that taps toes, beats the heart, and enriches the soul, we discover real people who have been through it all or composites of between them.

For Cavett, much of the joy of being in Come from afar plays an active role throughout. “The actors engage with the musicians during the performance as they tell the story. It’s really special, ”says Cavett. “There is a great appreciation for music, it’s an essential part of the fabric of the story. This music is the music of Newfoundland and Canada.

An accomplished musical director and conductor, Cavett’s credits on Broadway and New York include Hamilton, Mom Mia!, The scarlet chickweed, A year with the frog and the toad, The happiest guy and A tale of two cities. Cavett made history as the first female conductor of Hamilton. Before that she was with Mom Mia! for 12 years and has worked extensively in theaters across the country and around the world.

As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Cavett feels responsible to those who are under-represented in the field. “As we rise up, it’s my job as a woman to make sure I turn around and look for someone who has another nationality, another color, another origin and who makes room for them, ”she said. “On Broadway, we need to grow and help develop future talent pools that don’t always have the resources and access to training. We can help them integrate into the community and have more equity.

Jeryl Brunner: When did you start playing music?

Wendy Cavett: I come from a big blended family with ten children. Everyone in the family is an artist in one way or another. It was natural to be interested in music, television, dance or the visual arts. In my elementary school, they taught young students to play the recorder. I learned to play the piano on my own and learned to read music. At home I had an old copy of John Thompson teaches little fingers to play and whipped through this book. Then I quickly moved on to songbooks. Just as children read children’s books, so I sight read music books.

From 8 to 12 years old, I did children’s theater in a place that had been developed for children in the inner city of Hartford and West Hartford. I started to accompany on the piano for the theater. The music director bought me a Sesame Street songbook, then a Burt Bacharach. So I learned all these songs like “One Less Bell To Answer”. I didn’t know the skill I was learning was valuable.

Brunner: Did you continue to play?

Cavett: In high school, I danced too. But I was evolving as a musician just for my own sake. I started studying the piano and when I finished high school I decided to go to Carnegie Mellon University to study music. I thought, well, if I don’t like music, I’m just going to go to the theater, not realizing that they take on 14 people a year.

Brunner: What happened after you entered college?

Cavett: At Carnegie Mellon, I met a bunch of really wonderful artists. The Civic Light Opera, [also in Pittsburgh], is a great place for many musical directors and Broadway performers. Thanks to the connections I made at Civic Light Opera, people have taken me to regional theaters and international tours. Don Jones, a music director who worked there for several summers, was one of my mentors. He brought me in to do some shows there. He died in 1995.

In addition, when national tours passed through Pittsburgh, they hired local musicians. When A choir line When I arrived in Pittsburgh, I met Doug Besterman, who is now a well-known orchestrator. He asked me to replace him on A choir line. From there he asked me to take his place on the off-Broadway show, Against this, at the Public Theater.

Brunner: What can you share about the musical you’re working on? Great you, with a book, music and lyrics by Lourds Lane?

Cavett: Great you is a female superhero musical. It is the journey of a young woman who returns to her dreams when her superhero creations come to life. I am the music supervisor and co-arranger. Between TikTok, promo videos, and reads from the past 18 months, the team was so creative. We’re doing a reading at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in a few weeks, and then we’ll be doing a production of the show in the spring of 2022. The plan is to bring it to New York after that. Stay tuned.

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Musical calendar: Tyler Rich, Spokane Symphony, Colby Acuff and Evan Denlinger Wed, 06 Oct 2021 20:42:58 +0000


Tamarack Ridge Band – Country / rock. Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. Moose Lounge, 401 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-7901.

Dragonfly – Dance / rock cover band. Friday and Saturday. Curley Hauser Junction, 26443 W. Highway 53, Hauser. (208) 773-5816.

UI Concert: “Silver & Gold Beneath the Waves” by Dan Bukvich – This first march is presented by the Lionel Hampton School of Music and the USS Idaho Commissioning Committee, celebrating the commissioning of the nuclear submarine USS Idaho and performed by the ‘University of Idaho Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mark Thiele. Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Ron Keiper Trio – Jazz. Friday, 7 p.m. Eichardt’s Pub and Grill, 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-4005.

Guest performance of Gonzaga University: Michael Partington – Classical guitar. Friday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gonzaga University, University Chapel (third floor of College Hall), 502 E. Boone Ave. Free; donations accepted. (509) 313-6733.

Joshy Soul – Pop / Soul singer-songwriter. With thom.ko. Friday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 12 to $ 15. (206) 499-9173.

Tyler Rich – Country. Carter shy. Friday, 8 p.m. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $ 20- $ 22. (866) 468-7623.

Colby Acuff – Singer-songwriter. Friday, 9 p.m. John’s Alley, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. (208) 883-7662.

New Order and Pet Shop Boys (canceled) – New wave, pop / rock. Saturday. Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Road NW, George. (509) 785-6262.

Spokane Symphony Masterworks 2: Beethoven’s Soul – Director James Lowe has extracted the archive of jewelry worth hearing and reflecting Beethoven’s inner life. The program includes “Elegischer Gesang” (“Elegiac song”) by Beethoven, “An die fern Geliebte” (“To the beloved distant” arranged by Felix Weingartner) and “Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op.60” , as well as the “Testament of Beethovens Heiligenstädter” of Rodion Shchedrin. Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $ 19- $ 48. (509) 624-1200.

Evan Denlinger – Singer-songwriter. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Caves Coeur d’Alene, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 664-2336.

Nick Wiebe – Singer-songwriter cover artist. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Post Falls Brewing Co., 112 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. (208) 773-7301.

Jonathan Foster – Singer-songwriter. Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar Street, Sandpoint. (208) 290-2280.

Floor – Hip-hop. With Sam Lachow and Jango. Saturday, 7 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 15. (206) 499-9173.

Gonzaga Fall Family Weekend Concert: “We’ll All Rise Together” – GU Choirs presents a varied program of choral music performed by Concert Choir, Discantus Treble Chorus and Glee Club. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, 211 E. Desmet Ave. Free. (509) 313-2787.

Laney Lou and the Birds Dogs – Folk. Saturday, 9 p.m. John’s Alley, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. $ 7. (208) 883-7662.

Loose Gazoonz – Classic rock / rock. Sunday, 3 pm-7pm Curley’s Hauser Junction, 26443 W. Highway 53, Hauser. (208) 664-7901.

The Cybertronic Spree – rock inspired by 1980s pop culture. Sunday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 15 to $ 18. (206) 499-9173.

Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love Forever Tour (canceled) – jazz singer. Sunday, 8 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $ 41- $ 68. (509) 227-7638.

Monday Night Blues Jam – Host John Firshi invites local and guest musicians to join him on the Eichardt stage. Monday, 7 p.m. Eichardt’s Pub and Grill, 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-4005.

Fallstar – Metalcore. With Lightworker, the company, a day on earth and my own affliction. Monday, 7 to 11 p.m. La Grande Ourse, 171 S. Washington St. $ 12. (509) 863-8098.

Amy Grant – Contemporary Christian Pop. Monday, 7:30 p.m. First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $ 45.50 to $ 99.50. (509) 279-7000.

Machine Gun Kelly – Hip-hop / rap. With JXDN and Carolesdaughter. Tuesday, 6:30 pm Lodge at Riverfront, 574 N. Howard St. $ 40 upfront; $ 45 day of. (888) 929-7849.

WSU Jazz Concert – Featuring the entire Jazz Northwest faculty, award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and Big Band II under the direction of Professor Regents and Jazz Studies Coordinator Greg Yasinitsky. Tuesday 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. WSU Kimbrough Concert Hall, 680 NE Library Road, Pullman. (509) 335-4148.

UI Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble – Presented by the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $ 7 adults; $ 5 students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.

Wheelwright – Rock pop / grunge. With Sundressed. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 13 to $ 15. (206) 499-9173.

Badflower – Rock. With Teenage Wrist and Dead Poet Society. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $ 18 to $ 20. (866) 468-7623.

Mike Wagner – Folk rock. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eichardt’s Pub and Grill, 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-4005.

Gin, Smoke and Lies – Country. With Crown Rational. Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Black Diamond, 9614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 891-8357.

Spokane Symphony Chamber Evening – An intimate evening of chamber music. Wine, soft drinks, coffee and dessert are included with the concert ticket. Available Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. $ 68. (509) 465-3591.

D’DAT – Funk. With Maiah Wynne. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 10 in advance; $ 12 a day. (206) 499-9173.

Shawn Stratte – Piano solo. Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bridge Press Cellars, 39 W. Pacific Ave. (509) 838-7815.

Hannah Siglin – Singer-songwriter. With Micah Clay and Kekoa. Thursday, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 10. (206) 499-9173.

Avatar: Going Hunting Tour – Swedish heavy metal. Thursday, 8 p.m. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $ 27.50 to $ 30. (866) 468-7623.

Country music evening with Last Chance Band – Country. Thursday, 9 p.m. Moose Lounge, 401 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-7901.

Le Bonheur – Rock. October 15 and 16, 9 p.m. Moose Lounge, 401 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-7901.

In pursuit of Eos – Rock. October 15 and 16, 8 p.m. Curley’s Hauser Junction, 26443 W. Highway 53, Hauser. (208) 773-5816.

Bridges Home – Americana / Celtic / folk. October 15, 5-8 p.m. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar Street, Sandpoint. (208) 265-8545.

Jimmy Eat World – Rock. With Resume Sunday and the Beaches. Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Pavilion at Riverfront, 574 N. Howard St. $ 37.50 in advance; $ 42.50 day of. (888) 929-7849.

John Daffron – Singer-songwriter. October 15, 6:30 p.m. MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall, 419 N. Second Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 209-6700.

Pioneer Mother – Country / People. October 15, 7 p.m. Eichardt’s Pub and Grill, 212 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-4005.

WSU Vocal Extravaganza – Featuring performances from the WSU Opera Workshop, college singers and the concert choir. Directed by Julie Anne Wieck, featuring scenes from “Dido” and “Aeneas” by Purcell, “The Telephone” by Menotti and “The Rake’s Progress” by Stravinsky. October 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m. WSU Bryan Hall, 605 Veterans Way, Pullman. (509) 335-3564.

Whitworth University Presents: Leslie Odom Jr. with Spokane Symphony (out of print) – Leslie Odom Jr. is best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the popular Broadway musical “Hamilton”. He will perform two sets with the Spokane Symphony under the direction of Music Director and Conductor James Lowe. October 15, 7:30 p.m. Martin Woldson Theater at Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-1200.

Uh Oh And The Oh Wells – Alternative / indie. With Mama Llama and Blue Disco. October 15, 8 p.m. Lucky You Lounge, 1801 W. Sunset Blvd. $ 8 to $ 10. (206) 499-9173.

Jeff Crosby Band – Americana. With Darci Carlson. October 15, 9 p.m. John’s Alley, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. (208) 883-7662.

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State Prison’s New Music Studio Sends Message of ‘Purpose and Hope’ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 06:28:21 +0000

JOLIET (WEEK) – A well-known musician gives inmates the gift of music with the blessing of the governor and other heads of state.

Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet now has a state-of-the-art music studio, complete with all equipment donated by “Imagine Justice”, a non-profit organization founded by Grammy-winning artist, Emmy and Academy Award, Common.

“I personally know how music can heal and allow the human spirit to be free regardless of your surroundings. I wanted to provide a world-class studio experience to support these residents as they commit to changing their lives, ”Common said in a prepared statement.

“And this is just the start,” he added.

There are nine students in the program’s first 12-week course, which includes lessons in songwriting, audio engineering, and music production.

The course is taught by musician and songwriter Antony Ablan who started a similar program at the Cook County Jail.

“Our mission is to create a world-class music studio and program to make it easy to create, collaborate and learn,” said Ablan.

“We have no doubt that there are many voices in Stateville that should be heard. So we’re going to make room. Music helps us all feel better and be better, ”Ablan also said.

The music provides “a sense of purpose and hope,” said Rob Jeffreys, director of the state prison.

Governor JB Pritzker also praised the program.

“A truly just justice system protects us all, and thanks to the generosity of Common and Imagine Justice, we are taking another step forward to provide more opportunities for education and expression in Stateville,” said the governor.

Each inmate who completes the course will save time on their sentence, according to a press release.

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These children in Egypt make beautiful music with plastic waste Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:09:36 +0000

Shady Rabab was studying fine arts at Luxor University in Egypt several years ago when he realized that his real passion, his goal in life, was music. He wanted to make songs and share them with the world. But he was broke and couldn’t afford to buy instruments or pay for lessons.

It might have deterred someone else, but Rabab was newly ingenious, having just completed compulsory military service in Egypt where he learned difficult survival skills. One day he saw the musical potential of empty tuna cans and started turning them into a guitar. He collected plastic fibers and turned them into twine.

Soon he was plucking the strings and hearing metallic sounds. After sorting them out, he was ready to learn how to play for real.

“I learned a lot of skills from the military,” he told Global Citizen. “I learned to do something from nothing. And the music is in my blood. Everything is there – creating it, making musical instruments, listening to music.

“I learned to play on YouTube and online lessons, meeting other musicians and playing with them,” he said. “A passion takes you where you need to go. “

His passion ultimately prompted him to create the Rabab Luxor social organization in the city of Luxor to share his knowledge of homemade instruments. By collecting and processing garbage, the organization is dedicated to rehabilitating the environment and creating a movement of environmental activists capable of tackling plastic pollution in Egypt and beyond.

The growing problem of plastic pollution threatens the well-being of marine and land ecosystems, and the United Nations is urging countries to adopt policies restricting plastic production, while working together to clean up water bodies and cities.

“We want to encourage people to reuse and recycle plastic and understand how their behavior impacts the environment,” said Farah Kobaissy, co-founder of Rabab Luxor.

Rabab Luxor has helped lead plastic cleanup efforts, raised public awareness about microplastics, and helped clear over 21 tonnes of trash from the Nile. This impressive record has helped the group win awards from the United Nations, Solution Search and beyond.

But stopping plastic pollution is only the way to achieve the organization’s larger goal: to help young people.

Rabab Luxor is first and foremost a youth empowerment organization. Nearly 28% of Egyptians live in extreme poverty, a crisis that particularly hits children, according to the Borgen Institute. Children in extreme poverty are more likely to miss school, lack sufficient food and be pushed into the labor market to earn an income.

The Rabab Luxor team gives marginalized and impoverished children an outlet for their creativity and a chance to develop their self-confidence, teach them to play music and do useful things, guide them to higher forms of education and connects them with other organizations and mentors.

“In Luxor, there aren’t a lot of artistic spaces for young people to make music and engage in fun activities,” Kobaissy said. “It was a big gap that we wanted to fill. “

Shady Rabab with Rabab Luxor students

“We were also very aware of the importance of involving both young girls and boys, as there is not much encouragement for young girls to participate in such activities outside of school. , so it took a lot of trust with parents and families and schools and we saw the impact, ”she added.

“Many children have become leaders in their own communities, schools and neighborhoods. Some of them had the opportunity to appear on one of Egypt’s most viewed television shows, and this was viewed with great admiration by their schools, teachers and the church. It has a lot of impact on their personal development.

In 2018, Rabab Luxor received a grant from the Coalition Wild and Action for Hope to make a video of his work. In the short film, children pick up plastic waste from bodies of water and perform a beautifully simple, elegantly layered song. They play on flutes made from soda bottles, drums made from boxes of chocolate and water jugs, and guitars made from gasoline cans.

At the end, their joy is undeniable as they jump up and down and clap. In their smiles, you can see how their lives are transformed and their potential is cultivated rather than wasted. Many of them created their own musical groups and showed their peers how to make homemade instruments – an ever-evolving circle of artistic expression.

“It’s important to use art and music,” Kobaissy said. “It’s a very effective way to reach more people, not through words and reading, but through something that touches them in a happy way. In our time, we need a lot more spaces to have fun, enjoy and experience, and we believe that music is one of the best ways to achieve this.

Rabab Luxor’s most recent collaboration is an album titled Electro Zébala with the mixing support of the Maghrebian electronic artist Rafik Rezine, known as Daynassour.

Since its beginnings in Luxor, the organization has settled in the city of Dahab in the southern Sinai governorate, which faces a more urgent plastic pollution challenge, due to its proximity to bodies of water and threatened coral reefs. In response to this threat, the city has enacted a ban on plastic bags.

Rabab Luxor is joining community clean-up efforts and working with diving schools and other local organizations to collect litter, while creating an environmental awareness and music education center. He ultimately wants to create an album with children from all over Egypt playing their own self-made instruments. But his model is very flexible and he has recently received requests for collaboration from people around the world.

“Music doesn’t need language,” Rabab said. “It is a universal language.

]]> 0 North Myrtle Beach leaders unanimously pass ordinance to limit ‘vulgar’ music in town Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:54:00 +0000

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The City of North Myrtle Beach has changed its noise ordinance to place more restrictions on vulgar music.

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted unanimously to impose a maximum decibel level that can be played in businesses, depending on the time of day, at which “obscene, vulgar and / or profane words” can be played .

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The issue arose after city officials and staff received several complaints from people about vulgar and obscene music from a Main Street business. The name of the company was not indicated.

“Several of those complaining about the lyrics indicated that the obscene words could be heard as they walked on the public sidewalks of Main Street accompanied by their minor children and / or grandchildren,” city documents said. .

It should be noted that while the ordinance specifically refers to the issue on Main Street, it would apply to all businesses and homes in the city.

The ordinance states that noise cannot exceed 60 decibels between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and cannot exceed 80 decibels between 7:01 a.m. and 10:59 p.m.

The amendment to the noise ordinance will enter into force immediately.

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The Musical ‘at Brooks Atkinson Mon, 04 Oct 2021 02:00:39 +0000

The historemix finally falls.
Photo: Joan Marcus

We are seated surrounded by the youngest audience on Broadway, all vibrant with excitement. There is a cloud of stage fog. The pink and purple lights intensify. Ooh! Do you hear a cheeky little harpsichord? Does it play… “Greensleeves”? Suddenly there is a sound like a booming and rapidly approaching pop-rock avalanche. The audience starts to pinball. And WHAMMO, there they are, six women, posing hard in the smoke and the light.

After all this time, Six: The Musical is back. Scheduled to have its official opening night on March 12, 2020, its girl-pop-wife-power assault was stopped midway through the closure. It was the last Broadway show I saw that year, and back to Six eerily resembles picking up the lost 18 month point of our interrupted life. There isn’t much noticeable difference between this 2020 event and the triumphant one in September. The ecstatic behavior of the audience is certainly the same: at the time, the fury was due to a young and primed fandom already obsessed with music (this was the tenth most released distribution recording in 2019); now it’s that fantasy plus dizzying relief. The cast even have the same reaction to the screaming reception, basking in it, letting the adulation crash against them like waves.

Six is more of a concert than a play – a Broadway performance conceived as a road show for the six wives of Henry VIII. Henry didn’t do well with these ladies: he divorced Catherine of Aragon (Adrianna Hicks) and Anna of Cleves (Brittney Mack), inventing a whole new Church of England just to get away with it; he beheaded Anne Boleyn (Andrea Macasaet) and Katherine Howard (Samantha Pauly) for infidelity, which was a bit rich considering his own stray fly. You can’t blame her for Jane Seymour (Abby Mueller), as postpartum problems killed her, and Catherine Parr (Anna Uzele) managed to outlive her (werk!). You lose a wife, people complain about you; if you lose a whole handful, it starts to look bad.

As an accompanying group, ladies-in-waiting, vampires, the sextet struts around in Gabriella Slade’s costumes, part Tudor, part Tina Turner in Mad Max beyond the dome of thunder, with saddlebags over hotpants, spiked vinyl stomachs, and boots that could kick 16th-century England straight into the Siege of Mars. Their microphones are suspended in glittering hip cases, and you can see their fingers twitch even when they’re not singing – all six are gunslingers ready to fight. The thing is, they’re there to fight. Six is installed as a American Idol competition, in which the wife who has suffered the most will win. To attract the favor of the public, each woman sings a song imbued with the style of one or more pop icons, such as Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne.

Each woman has a signature color and strength: Macasaet delivers a tangy commentary (her Boleyn is bitter and she can’t get over it); Mack’s boastful Anna has a stadium-sized charisma; Mueller slows down the rock-juggernaut with Jane Seymour’s sweet ballad Adele-ish (“Heart of Stone”); Pauly seduces us then warns us with his trained sidelong eye. Vocally, the first and last wives follow the show with two surprises. Hicks like the ferocious and funny Catherine of Aragon has a giant, warm sound – hoarse and dark, then brassy and stratospheric (“I hit that C, so …” she reminds us, explaining why she should win), but still imbued with a sort of amber richness. And sitting in front of Uzele when she sings like Catherine Parr is like sitting in front of a jet engine: you can really feel her hair flying out. She has a rising Whitney Houston voice, easy no matter what her register, moving and accelerating and stepping up with no sense of her own tension or transition.

Six wears its origins on its sleeve (swollen, pierced). Writers Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow are stepping out of the UK fringe – their other ‘big’ show was Hot gay time machine in tiny Trafalgar Studios – while Six paraded from the West End to Australia to Chicago to here. It started, however, at the Cambridge University Musical Theater Society as a show for the Edinburgh Fringe. The key to Six‘S delight – as directed by Moss and Jamie Armitage – is its smallness, not its obvious and delicious maximalism. The show may look like a Katy Perry show minus the fireworks on the bustier, but it still contains a fringe-y, college-y confidence, like it has to entertain a house of about 50 people, mostly your buddies, who get all of your referrals. The thing seems intimate, private joke, to the team.

Some of Moss and Marlow’s jokes require you to read the lyrics and hear them – “live in consort” as a pun on “live in concert”, for example, is (a) totally indistinguishable in a heavily mic environment and (b) not exactly a pun with a high ROI. But seen on the page (or found in an online lyric list, or picked up on repeat obsessively listening to the cast’s album), it delivers a micro-shock of cute. Tom Curran’s orchestrations include references to everything from pop hits to madrigals. It’s those little things that reward repeated encounters, memorization, chants in the bedroom. The more you play Six, the more you get Six. And that adds to the utterly delicious feeling that the creators wrote for their own enjoyment above all else.

Cheerful feminists have done comedy with this slice of history before – I would recommend “Unsolicited advice for Henry VIII’s six wives, working in their social settings and not suggesting they just invent feminism because it is anachronistic ”. But anachronism isn’t a problem for Moss and Marlow: by turning women into a supergroup, the writers can make them conclude that they don’t need Henry’s fame to build their own. They are rewriting history, waving their hands at the hellish cruelty of their lives and turning their resilience into a brotherhood we nurture. The political message is therefore a bit Easy-Bake, a bit superficial, a bit pious. Claim your power, ladies! Ignore the reality! Even if your reality is the hangman’s block!

Not that anyone goes to this show for reality, or to ponder the complexity of the story, despite Thomas Cromwell’s credentials. Point of Six is his escape. If you live at the intersection of her centers of interest and recognize a reference to the Spice Girls or Beyoncé (“Come on, ladies, let’s get into the Reformation”), your animal heart will have no choice but to jump in. rhythm. Even the sheer luminosity of Six works like color therapy. Emma Bailey’s ensemble is a simple rock scene supported by outlines of gothic LED-covered windows that change and pulsate in a cheerful display. Tim Deiling’s lights are red, purple and gold, bathing your hungry pores. The color pours into your eye holes straight into your serotonin receptors – all that heat without heat triggers something deep in your lizard brain that says, “Vacation.” So let the worries of this world go away. Heck, let the worries of 16th century England dissolve. It’s a liberation in which you don’t have to lift a finger. The queens do it for themselves.

Six: The Musical is at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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This is what Daddy Yankee drives in his latest music video – The Panther Amphibious Car Sun, 03 Oct 2021 07:35:00 +0000

When California-based manufacturer WaterCar was formed in 1999, their goal was to build the fastest amphibious vehicle in the world. He stayed true to his words, and in 2010 the company was awarded a Guinness World Record for amphibious speed with its first prototype model, the Python. As a result of this accomplishment, she produced her first street-legal vehicle, the Panther, and that’s what Daddy Yankee drives in his latest music video.

Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee has released his latest music video for his collaboration song, “Sal Y Perrea”. In the clip, we see several vehicles, as it includes four 2021 Cadillac Escalade and a Chevrolet Corvette C3, among others. But while all of them deserve their time in the spotlight, one of them stands out: the WaterCar Panther.

Papa Yankee casually appears behind the wheel of the car on the road, before taking him into the water without hesitation. Seemingly unimpressed with the other yachts around him, Yankee is as comfortable in his car boat as he looks on any other vehicle. It feels like a fun ride, as the rapper takes it adrift, splashing water left and right. Despite this, it appears that Yankee remains completely dry the entire trip. Fiction or reality?

The company said the goal was to produce a product that offered quality, reliability and maintainability before releasing it to the market. So he worked and developed the vehicle until it reached the required quality standards and in 2013 offered Panther for sale.

Taking inspiration from the Jeep Wrangler, the Panther has become a highly customizable vehicle. The end buyer would have a say in the appearance of his Panther, whether for exterior or interior, offering an unlimited range of fabrics, colors and graphics.

Getting back to the company’s goal of creating the fastest amphibious vehicle, have they been successful? Let’s talk about its specifications, for a change.

Yes, the car-boat is still the fastest there is (it’s true, there aren’t that many). In the top configuration, power is provided by a rear-mounted 3.7-liter engine, mated to a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. It develops 305 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 274 lb-ft (371 Nm) at 4,500 rpm. The manufacturer says it can reach a maximum of 128 km / h on dry land and 38 knots on the water. It’s 70 km / h on the water, which gives the four-seater enough power to make a pleasant ride with friends.

The Panther is obviously not the prettiest or fastest car on the market. While it does have its advantages, it doesn’t seem like it offers a lot of space for fun on the water like you would in a boat. Passengers should be seated all the time, and returning after a swim to sit in the leather seats could be uncomfortable. But maybe it’s just me.

So how much would it cost? To be honest, a lot. In 2015, they listed the Panther at $ 100,000 for the standard version. Is it worth it ? It’s up to you to decide.

But here’s where a vehicle like WaterCar’s Panther would really come in handy. If you live in a flood zone, owning it would make your life easier and allow you to continue with your daily activities. Another advantage would be that the car could take alternative routes if there are boat ramps to avoid traffic jams. Just bring it to the water, and you are ready to go! It is also very handy when you are Daddy Yankee and want to shoot a new video.

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