Showing posts from October, 2012

Music Artistes and Commerce

The music business, just like it says, is a business. As a business, it is similar and no different to running any other type of business. Having the various sorts of expertise on hand is also a necessary tool. A manager, an accountant, publicists and a whole range of experts are also in the frame towards breaking an Artiste, bringing them to the attention of the world and exploiting the artistic work and concepts to their fullest.

I love music, in fact I seem to love all types of sound irrespective of genre. That way, I can be very genre unspecific. I either love it, like it and in a few unexceptional cases could be indifferent to specific songs and performances. I never hate somebody's music as long as the notes played are correct and the performance is geared toward the consumer's enjoyment and pleasure. The talent and quality of music produced and performed gets better all of the time. We are in an era of super talents who just happen to be emerging as a result of the digit…

Afro-Beat Classics at the Jazz Cafe

Fela Kuti's Birthday Celebration
Lovers and fans of Afro-Beat music converged on the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London  last night to celebrate the birth date of the late great afro-beat king Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Straight off a plane from Sweden, afro-beat ambassador Dele Sosimi arrived back in London from a music workshop at the Swedish Conservatoire to perform with his band, the Afro-Beat Orchestra, who were in top form. I can't find appropriate words to describe the band's performance. To say they were on fire, would still be an understatement. Fela would have been proud of his protege and the quality of their show.
Dance music fans and those of us who have been followers of this genre from it's inception were treated and rewarded with nostalgic classics such as, Lady, Shakara, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, Coffin for Head of State, Mr Follow follow, Water no get Enemy to mention but a few of the array of Fela's hit tunes.
Fela's birthday the fifteenth of october, is celeb…

Artists in the Plus

A big thank you to Artists in the Plus, for an exciting live gig on Gplus and YouTube last night. I stayed up a bit late and initially thought I'd missed some or most of the event. However, I happened to check in at just the right time. It was great.

It is a fascinating and a neat concept that could become another vehicle to showcase artistes and their talents. Last night proved that our planet is abundant with creative people, talented artistes enriching the lives of others with their art.

It was an amazing feat co-ordinating and making this work, but it worked and I am impressed. Hope we get more, thank you Artists in the plus for the invite.