The Arts

Hélélé African Soul & Jazz

Posted by 27 Feb, 2009

On the Arts front Applause has been designing CD covers and duplicating CDs for Alphonse Daudet Touna African Jazz band HéLéLé for a number of years producing 3 titles to date. Alphonse plays a balafon (an African marimba) he made himself. The rich balafon melody creates another style of afro jazz through a mix of […]

On the Arts front Applause has been designing CD covers and duplicating CDs for Alphonse Daudet Touna African Jazz band HéLéLé for a number of years producing 3 titles to date.

Alphonse plays a balafon (an African marimba) he made himself. The rich balafon melody creates another style of afro jazz through a mix of forest rhythms such as Assiko, Bikoutsi, Makouné, Makossa and Bolobo.

The concerts they play are spontaneous and alive. Full of vibration and energy, the band elevate the crowd through the body language of dance. And for the mind, great solos are weaved within the framework of rare grooves and percussion.

HéLéLé website
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Jazz in Bristol

Posted by 18 Oct, 2008

Following the music theme this month if you are into a bit of Jazz I guess you’re familiar with the Old Duke and the some of the waterfront bar sessions where you can hear some great jazz. The Warmley Jazz Club has now been running for a couple of years and features New Orleans and […]

Following the music theme this month if you are into a bit of Jazz I guess you’re familiar with the Old Duke and the some of the waterfront bar sessions where you can hear some great jazz.

The Warmley Jazz Club has now been running for a couple of years and features New Orleans and Trad Jazz with musicians from around the south west. Recent guest appearance by Acker Bilk, Henry’s Bootblacks and Ray Bush clarinettist from California have been hilites of an lively and varied programme.

visit www.warmleyjazz.org to see the latest gig list and contact information.

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St. Patrick’s Music Group

Posted by 18 Oct, 2008

If you live in and around Bristol and have an interest in music take a look at St. Pat’s Music Group site.  They raise money to help local children further their musical talents by arranging musical events four or five times a year.  This has been running for a couple of years now and some […]

If you live in and around Bristol and have an interest in music take a look at St. Pat’s Music Group site.  They raise money to help local children further their musical talents by arranging musical events four or five times a year.  This has been running for a couple of years now and some of the highlights that come to mind are the Canadian Orpheus Male Voice Choir, the Exultate Singers,  The York Waites, guitarist John Byrne and more recently in October Shebeen an Irish folk band.

You can also get involved by becoming a friend of the Music Group or sponsoring an event.  Applause sponsored a performance by clarinettist Luca Luciano in February of this year.

The Group’s next event is the UWE Showstoppers.  As its name suggests, this group sings its way through some of the all-time great show-stopping songs from Broadway and the West End , including Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables as well as exciting new shows such as Rent, Wicked, Tick Tick Boom and Taboo – www.uwe.ac.uk/cpa/singing

for more information email info@saintpatricksmusic.co.uk

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