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
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.
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.
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.
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.