By Laman Ismayilova Zhara International Music Festival has won Fashion People Awards 2019 in Festival of the Year nomination. The annual Fashion People Awards 2019 award ceremony was held in Moscow in Vegas City Hall, gathering a great number of Russian celebrities, Trend Life reported. "The 10th Fashion People Awards has passed. Congratulations to all who received these long-awaited crystal figurines. I am very pleased that our Zhara festival was awarded and received such high appreciation and support," said Emin Agalarov. Zhara International Music Festival 2019 will offer its guests four days of non-stop entertainment. The festival will take place in the Sea Breeze recreation center on July 25-28. The event organizers are People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Emin Agalarov (EMIN), Honored Artist of Russia Grigory Leps and founder of the Russian Radio and Golden Gramophone Prize Sergey Kozhevnikov. Fantastic concerts with more than 80 artists, incredible … [Read more...] about Zhara Music Festival wins award [PHOTO]
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Dr John, the flamboyant New Orleans singer-pianist whose hoodoo-drenched music made him the summarising figure of the grand Crescent City R&B/rock 'n' roll tradition has died of a heart attack at age 77."Towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack," a statement on his social media pages said on Thursday.Rebennack had already tallied more than a decade of experience as a session musician in his hometown and Los Angeles when he rose to solo fame in the late '60s after concocting his voodoo-influenced, patois-laced persona of "the Night Tripper."In their history of postwar New Orleans music "Up From the Cradle of Jazz," Jason Berry, Jonathan Foose and Tad Jones wrote richly of the artist they called "a true original."The writers described him exclamatorily: "Dr. John! - sunglasses and radiant colours, feathers and plumes, bones and beads around his neck, the crusty blues voice rich in dialect … [Read more...] about New Orleans music icon Dr John dies at 77
Dr. John, a six-time Grammy winner who in his incarnation as the "Night Tripper" brought the New Orleans voodoo vibe to America's music scene and became one of the most venerated pianists in the city's rich musical history, died on Thursday at age 77. The New Orleans native, born Malcolm John Rebennack into a family amateur musicians, including an aunt who taught him to play piano, died "towards the break of day" from a heart attack, his family announced on his official Twitter account. Immersed in music from a young age, he was an avid radio listener, and his father, who sold records in his appliance store, sometimes took his son along to nightclubs when he worked on their sound systems. In grade school he began hanging around clubs, and by the time he was a teenager, Rebennack was playing in rough bars and strip clubs. Along the way, he absorbed a blend of rhythm and blues, cowboy songs, gospel and jazz, as well as New Orleans' Mardi Gras music, boogie, barrelhouse piano and funk - … [Read more...] about New Orleans music legend Dr. John dies
Leicester isn't exactly known as one of the musical capitals of the UK. But the city has produced some fantastic musicians over the years spanning a number of genres. Here we look at 12 of the biggest bands and singers to come from Leicester and the surrounding area, from Kasabian to Engelbert Humperdinck. Have we missed anyone out from the list ? Let us know in the comment section below. Mahalia Mahalia is a Leicester-born R&B singer who was praised on the BBC Sound of 2019 list for her 'casual, effortless soul anthems'. The 20-year-old from Syston started writing songs on the guitar aged just 11, and now has a major label record deal with Atlantic Records and a string of hit singles. She also bagged a major honour from YouTube, topping their Ones to Watch list for 2019. Easy Life Indie hip-hop band Easy Life are making waves and have bagged themselves a spot on the Glastonbury line-up this year. The Leicester band formed in 2017 and have already been dubbed as one of the … [Read more...] about 14 of the best musical acts to come out of Leicester
Sumit Paul-Choudhury picks out trends that could shape music over the coming decades, including algoraves, Fortnite concerts and songs catered to smart speakers. By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 21 May 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email Can’t get enough technical death metal? Good news for fans of this high-precision, high-velocity musical subgenre: the indefatigable Dadabots have been thrashing it out live on YouTube 24 hours a day, seven days a week since March – without ever repeating themselves. Quite the feat. Or it would be if Dadabots was a human band; but as you’ve probably already guessed, it’s actually a neural network generating … [Read more...] about What will music be like in 20 years?