LIVE STREAM Meet The First Women To Play Music In Their Families and Country THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S ORCHESTRA (“ZOHRA”) – Davos WEF 2017

 

During the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s, music was forbidden: playing music, listening to music, or selling cassettes was considered un‐Islamic and was outlawed. Afghanistan’s musicians were forced to flee from their homeland. Moved by the critical state of musicians and music education in his native country, Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, a visionary musician and the first Afghan to obtain a doctorate in music, initiated a ground-breaking project to revive and promote music education in Afghanistan. This year, the ANIM’s Afghan Women’s Orchestra (“Zohra”) was launched and it includes over thirty brave young women, between the ages of 14 and 20, who have defied the odds against them and play music together—the first women in their families, community, and country to learn music in over 30 years.

 

They told me one day we will kill you – Negina Khpalwak

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Miles Davis opened doors to music for me in Chamonix during Le Tour de France 2016

One day I went to my friend and asked him to licence me his dad’s name so I could open the best jazz bar in Paris.  My friend Erin Davis is very chilled having grown up in Malibu and his dad was a great jazz musician who was loved by France, Miles Davis.  The bar never happened mainly because sometime you can be too chilled.

Le Tour de France left Switzerland arriving in Chamonix, France where the green grass touches the blue sky’s of heaven.   In the French Alps, everyone is settling or moving to wherever they will rest for the night and I do what I do, go explore.  Soon I run into a girl who seems to be telling people where to go so I decide to ask her if there are any live music spots in Chamonix?.  She informs me that there is a new place for jazz I must check out.  I tell her I love jazz, and now that I am in France it will be so cool, because one of my friend’s father what loved by France for his jazz.  Without so much as missing a beat while checking her phone she asks me who could that musician be that France loved so much.  I tell her Miles Davis.  No longer looking at the phone she hits my arm and says, “No, Miles Davis is very famous, and in France if you know music you know Miles Davis”.  Well this girl Stephanie turned me on to a few very good things.  She would take me around and introduced me to her friends and telling them about Erin, and Miles Davis.  The name Miles Davis had this magical effect on people and soon the entire world of Chamonix opened up thanks to Miles Davis.

Before telling you more of what I discovered let me have Erin Davis tell you in his own words about his father Miles Davis, and check out Miles perform live.

 

La Maison des Artistes, was a magic find all thanks to Stephanie, it is a jazz spot, and a recording studio.  The night I showed up  Lucile Marchal was playing, check her Lucile out and through this I discovered Balcony TV, where if you if you are a musician you have to perform.

Le Café Comptoir,  a restaurant, bar and music was discovered all thanks Miles Davis and jazz and Lucile Marchal as she had made this promotional video for their Cosmo Jazz Festival.  Check it out, the jazz festival site here, Cosmo July 23 -31, 2016 

We’re sorry but we are forced to cancel the concert tonight because the musicians can only happen to vallorcine due to caravan of the tour de France… When the caravan moves on…. But this is only part discount because Diego and Balthazar: we love them! We will let you know… Kisses to all… – Le Cafe Comptoir

Well as you can see Le Tour de France can sometime get in the way of music, sorry about that Le Cafe Comptoir.

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Euro Cup 2016 Discover Polish Talent Anna Cyzon She Will Get You Rocking For Poland v Portugal

Polish_State_Flag Wherever you maybe today for Poland versus Portugal, Euro Cup quarter-final if you have any polish blood you will be rooting for the team with a dream, Poland.
To get you all rocking for the big day let me introduce you to my friend who has one hundred percent polish blood, Canadian singer Anna Cyzon.

Anna Cyzon is one amazing performer when it come to live music, she put’s it all out on the stage and she has a great voice.

So Poland fans check out this short four video play list and let’s get the party started. Check out Anna on her website and social media and follow.

Anna with David Bowie gold guitar
Anna with David Bowie gold guitar

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Canadian Grand Prix 2016 Music Playlist of Canadian Artists You Should Know

Welcome to Canada and if you are traveling by train, car, bus, air, or just walking around the circuit here is a all Canadian music playlist for you to enjoy and discover some Canadian talent.  The playlist has mellow start and goes from there.  While there is so much talent out there, I just put this together of friends of mine or those musicians my friends know.

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Megan Bonnell her recent album was fully crowd funded, from my home town Toronto, not only can she sing she can also make a mean banana bread.

Alannah Myles  I used to spend a lot of time on the road with my buddy Kevin Jones who was tour manager for his brother Mick Jones of the band Foreigner, and Alannah was always around Ca Va is mellow start to the playlist.

Serena Ryder – born in my hometown of Toronto and she kicks ass.

Anna Cyzon – Is a dear friend of mine and she totally rocks she has also been a great help to me for my film on fans of David Bowie.

Armando Scarlato Jr. One day walked into a jam session of the David Bowie film started to sing and blew everyone away.

Alanis Morissette – I first met Alanis on my birthday dinner in Los Angeles with my buddy Tim Thorney she had come to shop her album Jagged Little Pill.

Drake – Also from my hometown of Toronto (the 6) and a friend of my buddy Sammy. I don’t need to say more it’s Drake.

Virgina Storey  she just rocks, and put new twist to her music she is a big fan of Bowie and if he was still with us he would like her music.

Gang Signs  – My friend Karen Hood owns a music label File Under Music and this band is signed to her label.

Bend Sinister – Also signed to my friends label File Under Music of Vancouver.

Francesco Yates – I first met Francesco at a fashion show his big influence was Prince and Michael Jackson.

Hill And The Sky Heroes –  A solo project of my very multi talented friend Hill Kourkoutis  a massive fan of David Bowie.

Justin Bieber  – Well who does not know this dude, Lewis Hamilton been hanging with him of late and my mom loves him.

Sarah Fisher – Super cool friend another multi talented Canadian.

The Weekend  – This dude from my home town been killing it, working real hard and has collaborated with my friend Hill Kourkoutis also on this play list.

Tim Thorney – A very talented friend of mine who is a record producer, singer songwriter and owner of Villa Sound a very cool recording studio, he has his fingers on the pulse of talent in Canada.

In My Coma – This band not only rocks they can party and we have done it they have a new album coming out this fall.

Mandy Bo –  She just followed her dream and works really hard, I really like her and she has a crowd funding project on the go, check it out on her website.

NJ Taylor – From Montreal a big fan of Red Bull Racing, she is one very talented friend who is always working at her craft.

Young Empires – I got turned on to them by my fashion stylist friend Kirsten Readerh who styled one of the band members.

Brian Asha  lives in Vancouver and just likes good music.

 

 

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